Dec 5 2007
Biomira Inc. has announced that the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench issued a Final Order approving the plan of arrangement under which the Company will move to the United States and change its name to Oncothyreon Inc.
Biomira also announced that the Board of Directors, upon review of the shareholder vote and other pertinent matters, yesterday voted unanimously to proceed with the plan of arrangement.
Biomira intends to file articles of amendment to effect the plan of arrangement on or about December 10, 2007, and to commence trading as Oncothyreon on the Nasdaq National Market under the symbol "ONTY" and on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "ONY" shortly thereafter. Letters of transmittal are expected to be mailed to registered shareholders commencing later today.
Upon completion of the plan of arrangement, Oncothyreon will become the parent corporation of a successor corporation of the current Biomira and its subsidiaries. Holders of common shares of Biomira will receive one-sixth of a share of common stock of Oncothyreon in exchange for each common share of Biomira. Oncothyreon intends to establish its headquarters in or near Seattle, Washington.
Biomira is a biotechnology company specializing in the development of innovative therapeutic products for the treatment of cancer. Biomira's goal is to develop and commercialize novel synthetic vaccines and targeted small molecules that have the potential to improve the lives and outcomes of cancer patients.