DiaMedica Inc.
TSX VENTURE : DMA

DiaMedica Inc.

December 09, 2014 18:30 ET

DiaMedica Announces Restructuring

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA--(Marketwired - Dec. 9, 2014) - DiaMedica Inc. (TSX VENTURE:DMA) today announced a company-wide restructuring aimed at preserving cash, reducing operating costs and re-positioning the Company going forward.

The Company's restructuring includes a number of staff layoffs, including John Savage as Chief Financial Officer. DiaMedica plans to continue working with Mr. Savage on a part-time, consultancy basis.

"We believe these immediate actions, while difficult, are important for maintaining operations as we advance and transition development plans of DM199 for acute vascular indications affecting the kidneys, heart and brain," stated Rick Pauls, President & CEO.

About DiaMedica

DiaMedica is a publicly traded (TSX VENTURE:DMA) development stage biopharmaceutical company primarily focused on large unmet diseases including novel approaches to treat acute vascular diseases. DiaMedica's lead product, DM199, is recombinant human tissue kallikrein-1 protein (rhKLK1). DiaMedica's common shares are listed on the TSX Venture Exchange in Canada under the trading symbol 'DMA'.

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