Telesta Therapeutics Inc. announces final court approval of plan of arrangement with ProMetic Life Sciences Inc.

MONTREAL, Oct. 28, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - Telesta Therapeutics Inc. (TSX: TST) (PNK: BNHLF) is pleased to announce that further to the announcement of shareholder approval last Monday, a final order of the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario (the "Court") on the approval of the plan of arrangement (the "Arrangement"), pursuant to which ProMetic Life Sciences Inc. has agreed to acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Telesta, was received from the Court.

The closing remains subject to the approval and satisfaction or waiver of other customary closing conditions. Assuming receipt of such approvals and the satisfaction or waiver of all other conditions to closing, the Arrangement will close on Monday, October 31, 2016.

About Telesta Therapeutics Inc.

Telesta is a Montreal-based biotechnology company focused on the licensing/acquisition and development of transformational therapeutics for the treatment of serious human diseases such as cancer, immune diseases and targeted rare diseases. We are agile, pragmatic, efficient, and driven by a passion for breakthrough science, drug development and making a difference in the lives of patients and their families. Through our strong convictions, work ethics, and collaboration-driven approach, we are leveraging our deep expertise and skillsets to bring transformational medicines to patients and their physicians.

Except for historical information, this news release may contain "forward-looking statements" and "forward-looking information" within the meaning of applicable securities laws that reflect the Company's current expectation regarding future events. Forward-looking statements and information are necessarily based upon a number of estimates and assumptions that, while, considered reasonable by management, are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies. Readers are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements and information are not guarantees and there can be no assurance that such statements and information will prove to be accurate, and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements and information. These forward-looking statements and information involve risk and uncertainties, which may cause, but are not limited to, changing market conditions, the successful and timely completion of clinical studies, the establishment of corporate alliances, the impact of competitive products and pricing, new product development, uncertainties related to the regulatory approval process, and other risks detailed from time to time in the Company's ongoing quarterly and annual reporting. The Company expressly disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements and information whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. All written and oral forward-looking statements and information attributable to us or persons acting on our behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the foregoing cautionary statements.

 

SOURCE Telesta Therapeutics Inc.

For further information: Donald Olds, Chief Operating Officer, Telesta Therapeutics Inc., Telephone: (514) 787-3456, Donald.Olds@telestatherapeutics.com

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