Vancouver, BC, BIOASIS TECHNOLOGIES INC. (OTCQB:BIOAF; TSX.V:BTI) today announced the voting results from its Annual General Meeting held on Sept. 21, 2017 in Vancouver, British Columbia. The total number of shares represented in person or by proxy at the meeting was 17,212,451, representing 33.45% of the total issued and outstanding biOasis shares.
All directors nominated by management were approved, including new members Nancy Stagliano, Ph.D., Deborah Rathjen, Ph.D., and Maha Radhakrishnan, M.D. as well as returning members Rob Hutchison (Chairman, founder and former chief executive officer), Mark Day, Ph.D. (CEO), Ron Erickson and Michael Hutchison, QC. Messrs. Gubitz, Pearson and Fibiger were not nominated for re-election to the board at the AGM. The Company wishes to thank Messrs. Gubitz, Pearson and Fibiger for all of their efforts on behalf of the Company. As previously announced, Michael Hutchison will step down from the board in October and Rob Hutchison will retire from the company on Dec. 31, 2017.
In addition to the new board slate, the shareholders approved the option & restricted stock unit (RSU) plans.
Election of Directors
All seven (7) candidates nominated for election to the biOasis Board of Directors and listed in the Company’s Management Information Circular, dated Aug. 21, 2017, were elected by a majority of the shareholders present in person or represented by proxy at the meeting. The voting results are as follows:
|NAME||VOTES FOR (%)||VOTES WITHHELD (%)|
|Robin Hutchison||15,587,366 (91)||1,620,085 (9)|
|Mark Day, Ph.D.||17,207,451 (99.9)||0 (0)|
|Mahalakshmi Radhakrishnan, M.D.||17,146,951 (99.6)||60,500 (<0.01)|
|Deborah Ann Rathjen, Ph.D.||17,147,451 (99.6)||60,000 (<0.01)|
|Nancy E. Stagliano, Ph.D.||17,207,451 (99.9)||0 (0)|
|Ronald P. Erickson||16,016,866 (93)||1,190,585 (7)|
|J. Michael Hutchison, QC||15,617,366 (91)||1,590,085 (9)|
Nancy Stagliano, Ph.D. (chair), Deborah Rathjen, Ph.D. and Mark Day, Ph.D. have been appointed to the Compensation, Governance and Nominating Committee.
Deborah Rathjen, Ph.D. (chair), Mahalakshmi Radakrishnan, M.D. and Ronald Erickson have been appointed members of the Audit Committee.
Appointment of Auditors
biOasis also announced today that its shareholders have approved the re-appointment of Manning Elliott LLP, Accountants and Business Advisors as the Auditor of biOasis to hold office until the next annual meeting of shareholders.
biOasis Technologies Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on overcoming the limitations of therapeutic drug delivery across the blood-brain barrier (BBB). The delivery of therapeutics across the BBB represents the single greatest challenge in treating neurological disorders. The company is developing and commercializing the xB3 platform, biOasis’ proprietary blood-brain barrier delivery technology, to address unmet medical needs in the treatment of central nervous system diseases and disorders. The company maintains headquarters in Vancouver, Canada with offices in Connecticut, United States. BiOasis trades on the OTCQB under the symbol “BIOAF” and on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol “BTI.” For more information about the company please visit www.bioasis.ca.
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On Behalf of the Board of Directors
Dr. Mark Day
President & Chief Executive Officer
biOasis Technologies, Inc.
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