MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA–(Marketwired – Oct. 23, 2015) – DiaMedica Inc. (TSX VENTURE:DMA)(OTCQB:DMCAF) (the “Company”), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing innovative treatments for stroke and other vascular diseases where no current therapies are available, today announced that at its Annual General and Special Meeting (the “Meeting”) of shareholders held on October 23, 2015, Michael Giuffre, James Parsons, Rick Pauls, Richard Pilnik, and Dawson Reimer were elected as the Company’s board of directors.
Mr. James Parsons previously served as Vice President of Finance for the Company from October 2010 until May 2014. Mr. Parsons is currently the Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary of Trillium Therapeutics Inc., a NASDAQ-listed immune-oncology company. He has been a Chief Financial Officer in the life sciences industry since 2000 with experience in therapeutics, diagnostics and devices.
“We are very pleased to welcome Mr. Parsons to our board of directors. He is a highly respected member of the life sciences community and we are confident that his extensive business expertise will be instrumental as the Company executes its strategic plan,” said Rick Pauls, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company.
Mr. Tom Wellner will be stepping down at the end of his term to focus his attention on his other commitments. “On behalf of our board of directors, we would like to thank Mr. Wellner for his numerous contributions,” Mr. Pauls said. “His leadership to DiaMedica these past seven-and-a-half years have been extremely valuable.”
In addition to the election of directors, the shareholders passed all resolutions placed before the Meeting as outlined in the management information circular dated September 18, 2015.
DiaMedica is a publicly traded clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing novel treatments for stroke and other vascular diseases. DiaMedica’s common shares are listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the trading symbol “DMA” and on the OTCQB under the trading symbol “DMCAF”.
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