NEW YORK, March 02, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — IBIO, INC. (NYSE AMERICAN: IBIO) (“IBIO” OR THE “COMPANY”), today announced that its Board of Directors has decided it will not seek authority from the shareholders at the 2019 Annual Meeting (“Annual Meeting”) to effect a reverse split of its issued and outstanding shares of common stock and, accordingly, Proposal No. 5 in the Definitive Proxy Statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on January 23, 2020 (the “Proxy Statement”) for such authority has been withdrawn from the agenda for the Annual Meeting.
In making its decision, the Board took the trading history and the results of meetings with representatives of various investment banks, investment funds, and other members of the investment community into account when it concluded that the market for iBio’s common stock (per-share market pricing and liquidity), investor interest, and our financing and capital-raising abilities were satisfactory at this time and might not be materially enhanced if our shareholders were to provide the reverse split authority initially sought by Proposal No. 5. The Board, however, reserved the right to request the holders of iBio’s capital stock to approve a reverse split proposal at any point in the future.
No additional changes have been made to the record date, the location of the meeting or the proposals to be brought before the Annual Meeting, which are presented in the Proxy Statement, as supplemented.
About iBio, Inc.
iBio, Inc., is a global leader in plant-based biologics manufacturing. Its FastPharming System™ combines vertical farming, automated hydroponics, and glycan engineering technologies to rapidly deliver gram quantities of high-quality monoclonal antibodies, vaccines, bioinks and other proteins. The Company’s subsidiary, iBio CDMO LLC, provides FastPharming Contract Development and Manufacturing Services via its 130,000 square foot facility in Bryan, Texas. iBio CDMO also enables innovators to use the FastPharming System for insourced manufacturing with Factory Solutions “design-and-build” services. Additionally, iBio’s FastGlycaneering Development Service™ includes an array of new glycosylation technologies for engineering high-performance recombinant proteins. iBio is also developing proprietary products which include its lead asset, IBIO-100, for the treatment of fibrotic diseases. For more information, visit www.ibioinc.com.
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Additional Information and Where to Find It
The Company, its directors and certain of its executive officers are participants in the solicitation of proxies from the Company’s stockholders in connection with the matters to be considered at Company’s 2019 annual meeting of stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”). The Company filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on January 23, 2020, a definitive proxy statement and form of proxy card in connection with its solicitation of proxies from Company stockholders for the Annual Meeting. Company stockholders are strongly encouraged to read the definitive proxy statement (including all supplements or amendments thereto), the accompanying form of proxy card and any other relevant documents that the Company files with the SEC when they become available because they will contain important information. Detailed information regarding the identity of participants and their direct or indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, is set forth in the proxy statement and other materials filed by the Company with the SEC. Stockholders are able to obtain the proxy statement, any supplements or amendments to the proxy statement and other documents filed by the Company with the SEC for no charge at the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov. Copies can also be obtained at no charge at the Company’s website at www.ibioinc.com or by writing to Corporate Secretary, iBio, Inc., 600 Madison Avenue, Suite 1601, New York, NY 10022.