ALDA Pharmaceuticals Corp.

ALDA Pharmaceuticals Corp.

December 12, 2008 20:00 ET

ALDA AGM Held on December 12, 2008

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Dec. 12, 2008) - ALDA Pharmaceuticals Corp. (TSX VENTURE:APH) ("ALDA") announces that its Annual General Meeting of shareholders was held in Vancouver, British Columbia on December 12, 2008 at which:

- the incumbent directors of the Company, being Terrance Owen, Peter Chen, Linda Allison, Ronald Zokol, Eugene Hodgson and William McCoy were re-elected as directors of ALDA for the coming year;

- the incumbent auditors of the Company, being HLB Cinnamon Jang Willoughby, Chartered Accountants, were appointed auditors of ALDA for the coming year and

- in accordance with the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange, the Company's rolling 2003 Incentive Stock Option Plan was ratified for the coming year.

About ALDA Pharmaceuticals Corp.

ALDA is focused on the development of infection-control therapeutics derived from its patented T36® technology. The company trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol APH.

Terrance G. Owen, Ph.D., MBA, President, CEO and Director

ALDA Pharmaceuticals Corp.

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