Novus Therapeutics Announces Results of Special Meeting of Stockholders

IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 22, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Novus Therapeutics Inc. (“Novus”) (NASDAQ: NVUS), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing life-changing, targeted medicines for patients undergoing organ or cellular transplantation, as well as those living with immunological diseases, today announced results from a special meeting of stockholders that was held on Friday, December 19, 2020.

During the meeting, Novus’ stockholders approved a proposal for the issuance of common shares upon conversion of Series X¹ non-voting convertible preferred stock issued at the time of the company’s acquisition of Anelixis Therapeutics, Inc., and concurrent private placement (PIPE) financing. The conversion of the Series X¹ non-voting convertible preferred shares into common stock (subject to beneficial ownership conversion limits, or “blockers”) is expected to be effective at the close of business on December 22, 2020.

David-Alexandre C. Gros, M.D., Chief Executive Officer of Novus stated: “We are pleased with the outcome of this special meeting of our stockholders. With the vote in favor of the conversion of the preferred stock, our capital structure will be greatly simplified.”

Additional proposals up for consideration at the meeting included approval of Novus’ 2020 incentive plan and an amendment to the company’s bylaws to allow for participation in future stockholder meetings by means of virtual meeting technology. Both measures were approved. Additional details on the proposals can be found in the Company’s definitive proxy statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 20, 2020.

Full voting results from the meeting and more details on the Company’s capitalization structure will be filed in a form 8-K with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

About Novus Therapeutics
Novus Therapeutics, Inc. is a clinical stage biotechnology company using its expertise in targeting the CD40L pathway to develop potential treatments for people requiring an organ or cell-based transplant, and for people with living with immunological diseases. Novus is headquartered in Irvine, Calif. For more information, please visit the company’s website at

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Corey Davis, Ph.D.
LifeSci Advisors, LLC

Source: Novus Therapeutics, Inc.

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