DiaMedica Inc.

DiaMedica Inc.

September 23, 2011 15:05 ET

DiaMedica Inc. Announces Results of Annual and Special General Meeting

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwire - Sept. 23, 2011) - DiaMedica Inc. ("DiaMedica") (TSX VENTURE:DMA), a biotechnology company focused on diabetes, is pleased to announce that at the Annual and Special General Meeting (the "AGM") of shareholders of DiaMedica dated September 22, 2011 David Allan, Michael Giuffre, Rick Pauls, Dawson Reimer, Richard Pilnik and Thomas Wellner were elected as the board of directors of the Corporation.

In addition to the election of directors, the shareholders passed all resolutions placed before them as outlined in the management information circular dated August 25, 2011, including the re-appointment of KPMG LLP, Chartered Accounts, as auditors for the upcoming year, the adoption of a shareholder rights plan, the adoption of an amended and restated stock option plan, and the adoption of a deferred share unit plan.

About DiaMedica

DiaMedica is a biopharmaceutical company that has developed novel therapeutic compounds aimed to improve the lives of patients with diabetes and other major, medically unmet diseases. DiaMedica's lead compound, DM-199, represents a novel approach to treating Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes by demonstrating significant results against three major aspects of these diseases: 1) halting the autoimmune attack on beta cells; 2) proliferating insulin producing beta cells and 3) improving glucose control.

DiaMedica is also developing DM-204, a monoclonal antibody that inhibits the enzyme glycogen synthase kinase. In preclinical studies, DM-204 significantly improved glucose control and decreased blood pressure.

The Company is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange under the trading symbol 'DMA'.


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