MONTREAL, Oct. 25, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - Telesta Therapeutics Inc. (TSX: TST; PNK: BNHLF) announced at a special meeting of shareholders held earlier today (the "Meeting") that Telesta shareholders voted in favour of the proposed transaction pursuant to which ProMetic Life Sciences Inc. will acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Telesta by way of a plan of arrangement under section 192 of the Canada Business Corporations Act (the "Arrangement"). The Arrangement was approved by 96.4% of the votes cast by Telesta shareholders eligible to vote at the Meeting representing 53.3% of the outstanding common shares of Telesta. There were no dissenting shareholders.
Completion of the Arrangement remains conditional on approval by the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario and certain other closing conditions customary in transaction of this nature. The final hearing to approve the Arrangement is scheduled to be held on October 28, 2016. The Arrangement Agreement provides that the Arrangement is to be completed not later than 3 business days following satisfaction of all conditions.
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.
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For further information: Donald Olds, Chief Operating Officer, Telesta Therapeutics Inc., Telephone: (514) 787-3456, Donald.Olds@telestatherapeutics.com