Medexus Holds Annual Meeting of Shareholders and Announces Election of Board of Directors
All director nominees reelected for the coming year
All other proposals also approved by shareholders
TORONTO and CHICAGO, Sept. 15, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Medexus Pharmaceuticals (Medexus) (TSX: MDP) (OTCQX: MEDXF) today held its virtual annual meeting of shareholders. Medexus shareholders elected all nominees listed in Medexus’s management information circular dated August 5, 2022 as directors through the next annual meeting. Shareholders also voted in favor of the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the company’s auditors and in favor of resolutions adopting a new equity compensation plan.
Detailed voting results for the election of directors are set out in the table below.
|Name||For (%)||Withheld (%)||Against (%)|
|Ken d’Entremont||5,537,745 (99.43%)||– (0.00%)||31,837 (0.57%)|
|Benoit Gravel||5,522,737 (99.16%)||1,000 (0.02%)||45,845 (0.82%)|
|Adele Gulfo||5,523,727 (99.18%)||10 (0.00%)||45,845 (0.82%)|
|Michael Mueller||5,522,737 (99.16%)||1,000 (0.02%)||45,845 (0.82%)|
|Stephen Nelson||5,522,727 (99.16%)||1,010 (0.02%)||45,845 (0.82%)|
|Peter van der Velden||5,545,245 (99.56%)||– (0.00%)||24,337 (0.44%)|
Shareholders also cast 6,156,395 (97.07%) votes for and withheld 185,845 (2.93%) votes from the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the company’s auditors, and cast 5,458,859 (98.01%) votes for and 110,723 (1.99%) votes against the resolutions adopting Medexus’s new equity compensation plan. All proposals were therefore approved.
Final voting results on all matters voted on at the annual meeting will be filed with Canadian securities regulatory authorities at www.sedar.com.
Medexus is a leader in innovative rare disease treatment solutions with a strong North American commercial platform and a portfolio of proven best-in-class products. Our current focus is on the therapeutic areas of hematology, auto-immune diseases, and allergy. We continue to build a highly differentiated company with a growing portfolio of innovative and high-value orphan and rare disease products that will underpin our growth for the next decade.
Our current leading products are IXINITY®, an intravenous recombinant factor IX therapeutic for use in patients 12 years of age or older with Hemophilia B (a hereditary bleeding disorder characterized by a deficiency of clotting factor IX in the blood, which is necessary to control bleeding); Rasuvo™ and Metoject®, a unique formulation of methotrexate (auto-pen and pre-filled syringe) designed to treat rheumatoid arthritis and other auto-immune diseases; and Rupall®, an innovative prescription allergy medication with a unique mode of action. We also hold exclusive US and Canadian rights to commercialize Gleolan™ (aminolevulinic acid hydrochloride or ALA HCl), an FDA-approved, orphan drug designated optical imaging agent currently indicated in patients with glioma (suspected World Health Organization Grades III or IV on preoperative imaging) as an adjunct for the visualization of malignant tissue during surgery.
We have also licensed treosulfan, part of a preparative regimen for allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation to be used in combination with fludarabine, for commercialization in the United States and Canada. Treosulfan was approved by Health Canada in June 2021 and is marketed in Canada as Trecondyv®. Treosulfan is currently the subject of a regulatory review process with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Our mission is to provide the best healthcare products to healthcare professionals and patients. We strive to deliver on this mission by acting on our core values: Quality, Innovation, Customer Service, and Collaboration.
For more information, please contact any of the following:
Ken d’Entremont, Chief Executive Officer
Marcel Konrad, Chief Financial Officer
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Released September 15, 2022