PROLOR Biotech Receives Letter from NYSE Amex Regarding Timely Notice of Record Date for 2012 Annual Meeting of Stockholders
NES-ZIONA, Israel, April 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- PROLOR Biotech, Inc. (NYSE Amex: PBTH) today announced that it received a letter from NYSE Regulation regarding a late notification to NYSE Amex of the "record date" for this year's Annual Stockholders' Meeting. April 12, 2012 was set as the record date for PROLOR's Annual Meeting, meaning stockholders as of April 12, 2012 are entitled to vote their respective shares at PROLOR's 2012 Annual Meeting, which is scheduled for June 5, 2012.
A company listed on the NYSE Amex is required to provide the Exchange with notice of the record date for its Annual Stockholders' meeting at least 10 days prior to the record date. PROLOR provided late notice of the record date to the NYSE Amex. As a result, PROLOR received a letter from NYSE Regulation on April 19, 2012, advising the company that it did not comply with Section 703 of the NYSE Amex Company Guide, which required that the company provide the NYSE Amex with 10 days prior notice of the April 12, 2012 record date.
Concurrently with the issuance of this press release, the Company is filing a Current Report on Form 8-K with the Securities and Exchange Commission related to this matter. The NYSE Amex advised the Company that, pursuant to Section 401(j) of the NYSE Amex Company Guide, it was required to issue a news release in respect of this matter. The Company confirms April 12, 2012 as the record date for its 2012 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, which will be held on June 5, 2012.
PROLOR Biotech, Inc. is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company applying unique technologies, including its patented CTP technology, primarily to develop longer-acting proprietary versions of already approved therapeutic proteins that currently generate billions of dollars in annual global sales. The CTP technology is applicable to virtually all proteins. PROLOR is currently developing a long-acting version of human growth hormone, which has successfully completed a Phase II clinical trial. It also is developing long-acting versions of Factor VIIa and Factor IX for hemophilia and a GLP-1/Glucagon dual receptor agonist peptide for diabetes and obesity, as well as agents for atherosclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis, which are all in preclinical development. For more information, visit www.prolor-biotech.com.
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