bioMmune Announces Adoption of Advance Notice Policy
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, November 14, 2016 -- bioMmune Technologies Inc. (TSX.V: IMU) (the “Company”) announces the approval and adoption by its Board of Directors of an advance notice policy (the "Policy"). The purpose of the Policy is to provide shareholders, directors and management of the Company with a clear framework for nominating directors of the Company. The Company is committed to: (i) facilitating an orderly and efficient annual general meeting or, where the need arises, special meeting,
process; (ii) ensuring that all shareholders receive adequate notice of the director nominations and sufficient information regarding all director nominees; and (iii) allowing shareholders to register an informed vote after having been afforded reasonable time for appropriate deliberation. The Policy is intended to further these objectives.
The Policy, among other things, includes a provision that requires advance notice to the Company in certain circumstances where nominations of persons for election to the Board of Directors are made by shareholders of the Company. The Policy fixes a deadline by which such director nominations must be submitted to the Company prior to any annual or special meeting of shareholders and sets forth the information that must be included in the notice to the Company. No person will be eligible for election as a director of the Company unless nominated in accordance with the Policy.
In the case of an annual meeting of shareholders, notice to the Company must be made not less than 30 days and not more than 65 days prior to the date of the annual meeting; provided, however, that, in the event that the annual meeting is to be held on a date that is less than 50 days after the date on which the first public announcement of the date of the annual meeting was made, notice may be made not later than the close of business on the 10th day following such public announcement.
In the case of a special meeting of shareholders called for the purpose of electing directors (whether or not called for other purposes), notice to the Company must be made not later than the close of business on the 15th day following the day on which the first public announcement of the date of the special meeting was made.
The full text of the Policy is available under the Company's profile at www.sedar.com. The
Policy is effective and in full force and effect as of the date it was approved. Company will
seek shareholder ratification of the Policy by ordinary resolution at its next annual general meeting of shareholders (the "Meeting") scheduled to be held on December 12, 2016. If the Policy is not confirmed at the Meeting, the Policy will terminate and be of no further force and effect following the termination of the Meeting. Approval of the alteration of the Articles of the Company by the addition of provisions requiring advance notice of director nominees from shareholders shall be also sought from shareholders of the Company at the next meeting of shareholders by ordinary resolution.
About bioMmune Technologies Inc.
bioMmune focuses on cancer, infectious and autoimmune diseases. Three significant technologies are:
Utilizing proprietary screening systems for identifying novel compounds that are able to restore immune recognition and killing of cancer cells.
Exploiting the regulation of calcium channel activity which is very important for controlling cells involved in the immune system. By regulating these calcium channels, immune activity can be controlled in ways to improve their ability to combat cancers, infections and autoimmune diseases.
Modulating CD74, a protein involved in the immune system and its ability to fight foreign antigens. Finding molecules that regulate CD74 activity will aid the immune system to combat infections and cancers and to control autoimmune diseases.
On Behalf of the Board of Directors
Patrick W. Gray, President & CEO
Dr. Patrick Gray Tel: 206-650-6765
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