MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Aug. 15, 2016) - Knight Therapeutics Inc. (TSX:GUD), through one of its wholly-owned subsidiaries ("Knight"), announced today receipt of an ILS 7.1 million [$2.4 million] dividend from Medison Biotech (1995) Ltd. ("Medison"). Knight owns 28.3% of Medison, Israel's fourth largest specialty pharma company ranked by revenue. Knight has received two dividends from Medison year-to-date totalling ILS 14.2 million [$4.8 million]. Historically, Medison has declared dividends on a semi-annual basis.
"As we approach the one year anniversary of our strategic partnership with Medison, we look forward to continued collaboration toward bringing innovative treatments to patients in Canada and Israel," said Jonathan Ross Goodman, Director of Knight.
Backed by three generations of experience in the healthcare industry since 1937, Medison is Israel's leading specialty pharmaceutical and therapeutic device company. Medison is focused on delivering innovative healthcare solutions to the Israeli market, including but not limited to early access programs, government registration and reimbursement, medical affairs, marketing, and logistics. Medison is the exclusive Israeli partner for leading global pharma companies such as Amgen®, Biogen®, Shire® and Ipsen®. For more information, please visit www.medisonpharma.com.
About Knight Therapeutics Inc.
Knight Therapeutics Inc., headquartered in Montreal, Canada, is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on acquiring or in-licensing innovative pharmaceutical products for the Canadian and select international markets. Knight Therapeutics Inc.'s shares trade on TSX under the symbol GUD. For more information about Knight Therapeutics Inc., please visit the company's web site at www.gud-knight.com or www.sedar.com.
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