Scopus BioPharma to Reschedule 2021 Annual Meeting of Shareholders
NEW YORK, May 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Scopus BioPharma Inc. (Nasdaq: “SCPS”) today announced it will be rescheduling the company’s 2021 Annual Meeting of Shareholders (the “2021 Annual Meeting”), which was previously scheduled for July 16, 2021. Once determined by the Scopus Board of Directors, the company will announce the new date, time and location of the 2021 Annual Meeting.
About Scopus BioPharma
Scopus BioPharma Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company developing transformational therapeutics capitalizing on groundbreaking scientific and medical discoveries from leading research and academic institutions. The company’s lead drug candidate is a novel, targeted immuno-oncology RNA therapy for the treatment of multiple cancers. This drug candidate is highly distinctive, encompassing both RNA therapy and immunotherapy by synthetically linking siRNA to an oligonucleotide TLR9 agonist, creating the potential for targeted gene silencing with simultaneous TLR stimulation and immune activation in the tumor microenvironment. The company is also developing additional new chemical entities to treat other serious diseases with significant unmet medical needs, including systemic sclerosis. Receive updates by following Scopus BioPharma on Twitter here.
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Important Additional Information and Where to Find It
Scopus Biopharma Inc. plans to file a proxy statement (the “Proxy Statement”) with the SEC in connection with the solicitation of proxies for the 2021 Annual Meeting, together with a WHITE proxy card. STOCKHOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ THE PROXY STATEMENT (INCLUDING ANY AMENDMENTS OR SUPPLEMENTS THERETO) AND ANY OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS THAT THE COMPANY WILL FILE WITH THE SEC CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION.
Stockholders will be able to obtain, free of charge, copies of the Proxy Statement, any amendments or supplements thereto and any other documents (including the WHITE proxy card) when filed by the company with the SEC in connection with the 2021 Annual Meeting at the SEC’s website (https://www.sec.gov), at the company’s website (https://scopusbiopharma.com) or by contacting the company’s proxy solicitor, Morrow Sodali, at (203) 658-9400 or, by e-mail, at SCPS@investor.morrowsodali.com.
Participants in the Solicitation
The company, its directors and certain of its executive officers and other employees may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from stockholders in connection with the 2021 Annual Meeting. Additional information regarding the identity of these potential participants, none of whom (other than Ira Scott Greenspan, Joshua R. Lamstein, Paul E. Hopper, Ashish P. Sanghrajka and Robert J. Gibson) owns in excess of one percent (1%) of the company’s voting shares, and their direct or indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, will be set forth in the Proxy Statement and other materials to be filed with the SEC in connection with the 2021 Annual Meeting. Information relating to the foregoing can also be found in the company’s Form 10-K/A, filed with the SEC on April 29, 2021. To the extent holdings of the company’s securities by such potential participants (or the identity of such participants) have changed since the information printed in the Form 10-K/A, such information has been or will be reflected on Statements of Change in Ownership on Forms 3 and 4 filed with the SEC. You may obtain free copies of these documents using the sources indicated above.
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