SOURCE: Arch Therapeutics, Inc.

Arch Therapeutics, Inc.

June 27, 2013 17:04 ET

Arch Therapeutics Effects Merger to Commence Operations as a Life Science Company

CAMBRIDGE, MA--(Marketwired - Jun 27, 2013) - Arch Therapeutics, Inc. (OTCQB: ARTH) ("Arch" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the closing of a reverse acquisition merger on June 26, 2013, pursuant to which Arch's wholly owned subsidiary, formed for the purpose of effecting the merger, merged with and into Arch Biosurgery, Inc., a Massachusetts corporation. The merger was effected pursuant to the terms and conditions of an agreement and plan of merger dated May 10, 2013.

As a result of the consummation of the merger, we have commenced operations as a life science company pursuing the business plan of our newly acquired subsidiary, Arch Biosurgery, Inc. We are focused on the development of innovative medical devices designed to stop bleeding and seal tissue. Our lead product candidate in development, AC5™, is designed to achieve hemostasis in minimally invasive and open surgical procedures

In connection with the merger, the Company confirmed the appointment of Terrence W. Norchi, M.D. and Avtar Dhillon, M.D. as members of the Company's Board of Directors. In addition, Dr. Norchi was confirmed as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company.

The Company filed a Current Report on Form 8-K with the SEC on June 26, 2013 providing information about the Company's post-merger business, plan of operations, financial condition and management team. That Current Report on Form 8-K and the other reports and we file with the SEC are available at the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. For more information, visit our website at www.archtherapeutics.com.

About Arch Therapeutics, Inc. (OTCQB: ARTH)
Arch Therapeutics, Inc. (OTCQB: ARTH) is a medical device company developing a novel approach to stop bleeding (hemostasis) and control leaking (sealant) during surgery and trauma care. Arch's goal is to develop and commercialize products based on our innovative technology platform that make surgery and interventional care faster and safer for patients. Arch's flagship development stage product candidate known as AC5™ is being designed to elegantly achieve hemostasis in minimally invasive and open surgical procedures. Find out more at www.archtherapeutics.com.

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On Behalf of the Board,

Terrence W. Norchi, MD.
Arch Therapeutics, Inc.

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