Forbes Medi-Tech Inc.
OTC Bulletin Board : FMTI

February 17, 2010 16:30 ET

Forbes Medi-Tech Announces Receipt of NASDAQ Panel Decision to Delist Common Stock

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Feb. 17, 2010) – Forbes Medi-Tech Inc. (NASDAQ:FMTI) ("Forbes" or "Company") announced that it received notification on February 16, 2010 that a NASDAQ Listing Qualifications Panel has determined to delist the Company's securities from The NASDAQ Stock Market, effective with the open of business on February 18, 2010. The delisting is the result of the Company's failure to meet the $1.00 per share minimum bid price requirement.

The Company has been advised by Pink OTC Markets Inc, which operates an electronic quotation service for securities traded over-the-counter, commonly known as the Pink Sheets, that its securities are immediately eligible for quotation effective with the open of business on February 18, 2010. The Company's shares will continue to trade under the symbol FMTI.

The Company's common stock may, in the future, also be quoted on the Over-the-Counter Bulletin Board (the "OTCBB"), an electronic quotation service maintained by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority ("FINRA"), provided that a market maker in the Company's common stock files the appropriate application with, and such application is cleared by, FINRA. The Company anticipates disclosing further trading venue information for its common stock once such information becomes available.

About Forbes Medi-Tech
Forbes Medi-Tech Inc. is a life sciences company focused on evidence-based nutritional solutions. A leader in nutraceutical technology, Forbes is a provider of value-added products and cholesterol-lowering ingredients for use in functional foods and dietary supplements. Forbes successfully developed and commercialized its Reducol™ plant sterol blend, which has undergone clinical trials in various matrices and has been shown to lower "LDL" cholesterol levels safely and naturally. Building upon established partnerships with leading retailers and manufacturers across the globe, Forbes helps its customers to develop private label and branded products. For more information about Forbes Medi-Tech, please visit

About Pink OTC Markets Inc.
Pink OTC Markets Inc. is a financial information and technology services company that operates an inter-dealer electronic quotation and trading system in the Over-the-Counter, or OTC, securities market. It is not registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission as a stock exchange or a broker-dealer firm. Investors should contact a broker-dealer firm to trade in a security quoted on the Pink Sheets. More information is available at

Reducol™ is a trademark of Forbes Medi-Tech Inc.

Forward looking Statements and Risks
This News Release contains forward-looking statements and forward-looking information, within the meaning of applicable securities laws (collectively, "forward-looking statements"), regarding the Company's listing on NASDAQ. Forward-looking statements can be identified by forward-looking terminology such as "if", "will", "can be", "may", "intends", and similar expressions or variations thereon. Forward-looking statements are inherently uncertain, and actual results may differ materially from the forward-looking statements due to a variety of risks, uncertainties and other factors, including, without limitation, the risk that the Nasdaq delisting of the Company's securities may have a material adverse effect on the Company's share liquidity and trading price and on the Company's ability to obtain financing and continue its business. For a further discussion of these and other known risks and uncertainties affecting the Company and its business, please see our latest Annual Information Form / Form 20-F, and other documents filed by us with Canadian and U.S. securities regulatory authorities at and Forward-looking statements are based on the beliefs, assumptions, and expectations of the Company's management at the time they are made, and the Company does not assume any obligation, except as required by law, to update its forward-looking statements if those beliefs, assumptions, or expectations or other circumstances should change.

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