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Schlieren (Zurich), Switzerland, May 23, 2017
General Meeting of Kuros Biosciences approves all resolutions
Kuros Biosciences announced that yesterday’s General Meeting approved all resolutions proposed by the Board of Directors with a vast majority. In particular, shareholders resolved on an increase of the conditional and authorized capital. Prof. Dr. Clemens van Blitterswijk, Frank-Jan van der Velden, Giacomo Di Nepi and Dr. Ivan Cohen-Tanugi were elected as new members of the Board of Directors. A total of 36.1 % of shares were represented at the General Meeting.
The General Meeting approved the Annual Report, the Annual Financial Statements, and Consolidated Financial Statements for the year 2016 and took note of the Reports of the Auditors. Shareholders also voted in favor of the proposed appropriation of the Annual Results, discharged the members of the Board and the Executive Comittee and approved their compensation.
Dr. Christian Itin was re-elected as Chairman as were Leanna Caron, Didier Cowling, Dr. Gerhard Ries and Harry Welten as members of the Board. Shareholders also elected Prof. Dr. Clemens van Blitterswijk, Frank-Jan van der Velden, Giacomo Di Nepi und Dr. Ivan Cohen-Tanugi as new Board members. Dr. Ries and Leanna Caron were elected as members of the Compensation Committee. Finally, the current Independent Proxy as well as the Auditors were confirmed for another term.
Dr. Christian Itin, Chairman of the Board, commented on the election of Prof. Dr. van Blitterswijk, Dr. Cohen-Tanugi and Messrs van der Velden and Di Nepi: „Kuros is in transition to become a commercial-stage orthobiologics company. Ahead of the market launches of our product lines MagnetOsTM and Neuroseal, we strengthen the commercial and scientific expertise on the Board level.” He continued: „We thank Dr. Arnd Kaltofen and Dr. Jörg Neermann who did not stand for re-election. As long-time Board members, Arnd and Jörg sustainably contributed to Kuros’ development.“
Shareholders also resolved on an increase of the authorized (to 3,224,661 registered shares) and conditional share capital for Employee Benefits (to 1,208,389 registered shares) and corresponding changes to the Articles of Incorporation.
The General Meeting took place at the Company’s headquarters in Schlieren. It was attended by 36 shareholders. 2,326,113 shares or 36.1% of a total of 6,449,323 shares were represented.
Updated company presentation
An updated corporate presentation is available under the following link: www.kuros.ch/investors/reports-presentations.html.
For further information, please contact:
Kuros Biosciences Ltd
Harry Welten, MBA
Chief Financial Officer
Tel: +41 79 750 15 64
About Kuros Biosciences Ltd
Kuros Biosciences is focused on the development of innovative products for tissue repair and regeneration and is located in Schlieren (Zurich), Switzerland. The Company is listed according to the International Financial Reporting Standard on the SIX Swiss Exchange under the symbol KURN. Visit www.kuros.ch for additional information on Kuros, its science and product pipeline.
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