TONIX Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Tamandare Explorations Announce Completion of Share Exchange Transaction and Private Placement

EW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TONIX Pharmaceuticals, Inc., (“TONIX” or the “Company”), a specialty pharmaceutical company developing therapies for challenging disorders of the central nervous system (“CNS”), including fibromyalgia syndrome (“FM”) and post-traumatic stress disorder (“PTSD”), has completed a reverse merger transaction through a share exchange agreement with Tamandare Explorations Inc. (OTCBB: TAEI, “Tamandare”). Concurrent with the share exchange agreement, which became effective October 7, 2011, TONIX became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tamandare and the shareholders of Tonix acquired control of Tamandare. In addition, Tamandare completed a private placement of $1.1 million to fund further research and development. Tamandare intends to change its name to Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp. and apply for a new stock symbol that more accurately reflects TONIX’s business.

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