NervGen Pharma Announces Results of Annual General Meeting of Shareholders

June 05, 2024 8:30 AM EDT | Source: NervGen Pharma Corp.

  • All resolutions submitted for approval were passed by shareholders
  • Glenn Ives appointed as Chair of the Board
  • John Ruffolo appointed as Chair of the Audit Committee

Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - June 5, 2024) - NervGen Pharma Corp. (TSXV: NGEN) (OTCQB: NGENF), a clinical-stage biotech company dedicated to developing innovative solutions for the treatment of nervous system damage, announces the results of its Annual General Meeting of Shareholders ("AGM") held on June 4, 2024.

"We appreciate the support demonstrated by our shareholders at this AGM," said Mike Kelly, NervGen's President & CEO. "We are also pleased that Glenn Ives was elected by his fellow Board members as Chair of the Board following the AGM. As a past Chair of Deloitte Canada and the Deloitte Global Risk Committee, Glenn's experience is well suited to lead NervGen's board as we advance our programs into later-stage clinical development. We are also pleased that John Ruffolo was appointed as the new Chair of our Audit Committee. As the Founder and Managing Partner of Maverix Private Equity, founder of OMERS Ventures and a Fellow of the Chartered Professional Accountants, John's experience is a great fit to support NervGen's growth."

The company reports that at the AGM the shareholders re-elected Brian Bayley, Harold Punnett, Randall Kaye, Krista McKerracher, Glenn Ives, Craig Thompson, Adam Rogers, John Ruffolo and Michael Kelly to serve in office until the next annual meeting or until their successors are duly elected or appointed. The shareholders also voted in favour of the appointment of KPMG LLP, Chartered Accountants, as auditors of the company until the next annual meeting of the company's shareholders or until their successors are duly appointed. In addition, the shareholders approved by disinterested shareholder vote, certain amendments to the company's existing stock option plan, including an increase in the number of shares reserved for issuance.

About NervGen
NervGen (TSXV: NGEN) (OTCQB: NGENF) is a clinical-stage biotech company dedicated to developing innovative treatments that enable the nervous system to repair itself following damage, whether due to injury or disease. NervGen's lead drug candidate, NVG-291, is being evaluated in a Phase 1b/2a clinical trial in the company's initial target indication, spinal cord injury. For more information, visit and follow NervGen on X, LinkedIn, and Facebook for the latest news on the company.

About NVG-291
NervGen holds exclusive worldwide rights to NVG-291, a first-in-class therapeutic peptide targeting mechanisms that interfere with nervous system repair. NVG-291 is derived from the intracellular wedge domain of the receptor type protein tyrosine phosphatase sigma (PTPσ). NVG-291-R, a rodent analog of NVG-291, has been shown to promote nervous system repair and functional recovery in animal models of spinal cord injury (acute and chronic intervention), peripheral nerve injury, multiple sclerosis and stroke, through enhanced plasticity, axonal regeneration, and remyelination. NVG-291 has received Fast Track Designation in spinal cord injury from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.


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This news release may contain "forward-looking information" and "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of applicable Canadian and United States securities legislation. Such forward-looking statements and information herein include, but are not limited to, the Company's current and future plans, expectations and intentions, results, levels of activity, performance, goals or achievements, or any other future events or developments constitute forward-looking statements, and the words "may", "will", "would", "should", "could", "expect", "plan", "intend", "trend", "indication", "anticipate", "believe", "estimate", "predict", "likely" or "potential", or the negative or other variations of these words or other comparable words or phrases, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements include, without limitation, statements relating to: the timing of the clinical development of NVG-291; the objectives and timing of our Phase 1b/2a clinical trial in individuals with spinal cord injury; our initial target indication of spinal cord injury; the expected contributions of our Board members; the belief that targeting mechanisms that interfere with nervous system repair is a promising target for reducing the clinical effects of nervous system damage through multiple mechanisms; and the creation of innovative treatments of nervous system damage due to trauma or disease.

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