June 8, 2009
VANCOUVER, Canada— iCo Therapeutics Inc. (TSX-V: ICO) (“iCo” or “the Company”) today announced that all matters considered by shareholders at the Company’s annual general meeting on June 5, 2009 (the “AGM”) were approved.
The following individuals were elected to iCo’s Board of Directors:
- Chairman: William Jarosz, Co-Founder, Partner Cartesian Capital Group, LLC
- Noel Hall, Co-Founder, Aspreva Pharmaceuticals Corporation
- Richard Barker, Director General of the Association British Pharmaceutical Industry
- Andrew Rae, President & Chief Executive Officer, iCo Therapeutics
- John Clement, Chief Business Officer, iCo Therapeutics
At the AGM, shareholders also approved a resolution to amend the Company’s 2007 Stock Option Plan (the “Stock Option Plan”) to increase the number of common shares reserved for issuance pursuant to the exercise of stock options from 2,686,977 common shares to 3,200,000 common shares. Under the rules of the TSX Venture Exchange, the number of shares reserved for issuance under a stock option plan must not exceed 20% of a company’s issued and outstanding share capital. The number of common shares reserved for issuance under the Stock Option Plan will represent 11.34% of the currently issued and outstanding common shares of the Company. The proposed amendment to the Stock Option Plan is subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.
About iCo Therapeutics Inc.
iCo Therapeutics Inc. is a Vancouver-based development based company focused on in-licensing drugs with clinical history redosing or reformulating for new or expanded indications. iCo has exclusive worldwide rights to three products. iCo-007, a second generation antisense candidate licensed from Isis Pharmaceuticals, is currently in a Phase I trial in Diabetic Macular Edema patients with compelling early data. iCo-008 is a human monoclonal antibody targeting eotaxin-1 with Phase II clinical history, licensed from AstraZeneca/MedImmune. iCo-009 is a proprietary oral formulation of amphotericin B licensed from the University of British Columbia. To date, iCo has reported positive preclinical results for iCo-009. iCo Therapeutics trades on the TSX-Venture exchange under the symbol “ICO”. For more information, visit the company website at: http://www.icotherapeutics.com
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