Cynapsus Therapeutics Inc.
TSX VENTURE : CTH

Cynapsus Therapeutics Inc.

May 28, 2013 16:15 ET

Cynapsus Therapeutics Grants Stock Options

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 28, 2013) - Cynapsus Therapeutics Inc. (TSX VENTURE:CTH), a specialty pharmaceutical company developing the only non-injectable (i.e. sublingual) delivery of the only approved drug (apomorphine) to be used as a rescue therapy for "off" motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease, announced today that the Corporation's Board of Directors granted stock options to acquire 25,000 common shares. The stock options were granted to a new director of the Corporation, Tomer Gold, at an exercise price equal to $0.31 per share, and expire 5 years from the date of grant. One third of the options granted will vest immediately, one-third will vest in 6 months and one-third will vest in 12 months.

Following the grant of these options, there are a total of 2,990,066 options outstanding, representing 7.7% of the issued and outstanding common shares of the Corporation.

The Corporation has a 10% rolling stock option plan. The TSX Venture Exchange requires that all listed companies with a 10% rolling stock option plan, obtain shareholder approval of the plan on an annual basis. The stock option plan was established to provide an incentive to the officers, directors, employees and consultants of the Corporation to achieve the longer-term objectives of the Corporation, to give suitable recognition to the ability and industry of such persons who contribute materially to the success of the Corporation, and to attract and retain such persons in the employ of the Corporation.

About Cynapsus Therapeutics

Cynapsus is a specialty pharmaceutical company developing the only non-injectable (i.e. sublingual) delivery of the only approved drug (apomorphine) to be used as a rescue therapy for "off" motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease. Over one million people in the U.S. and an estimated 5 million people globally suffer from Parkinson's disease. Parkinson's disease is a chronic and progressive neurodegenerative disease that impacts motor activity, and its prevalence is increasing with the aging of the population. Based on a recent study and the results of the Company's Global 500 Neurologists Survey, it is estimated that between 25 percent and 50 percent of patients experience "off" episodes in which they have impaired movement or speaking capabilities. Current medications only control the disease's symptoms, and most drugs become less effective over time as the disease progresses.

Cynapsus' drug candidate, APL-130277, is an easy-to-administer, fast-acting reformulation of apomorphine, which is approved in an injection formulation to rescue patients from "off" episodes. Cynapsus is focused on maximizing the value of APL-130277 by completing pivotal studies in advance of a New Drug Application expected to be submitted in 2015. Cynapsus anticipates a trade sale or out-licensing to an appropriate global pharmaceutical partner before such an application is submitted.

More information about Cynapsus (TSX VENTURE:CTH) is available at www.cynapsus.ca and at the System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval (SEDAR) at www.sedar.com.

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