WEX Pharmaceuticals Inc.
TSX : WXI

WEX Pharmaceuticals Inc.

September 18, 2007 01:52 ET

WEX Announces Results of Shareholders Meeting

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 18, 2007) - WEX Pharmaceuticals Inc. ("WEX" or the "Company") (TSX:WXI) announces today the results of its annual and special meeting (the "Meeting") of shareholders held on September 17, 2007.

All seven management nominees were elected by acclamation to serve as directors of WEX for a one-year term. The Chairman, Mr. Luan said, "I concluded that the interest of the Company would be best served by supporting the management slate." The seven directors elected are: Simon Anderson, Tom Du, Guang (Michael) Luan, John W. Sibert, III, Kenneth M. Strong, Victor Tong and Alan Yu.

The shareholders also duly approved the special business presented to them as set out in the information circular ("Information Circular") dated August 16, 2007 prepared for the Meeting. The special business consisted of the approval of the proposed investment (the "CKLS Investment") by CK Life Sciences Int'l., Inc. ("CKLS") or its designated nominee, as described in our press release of July 16, 2007 and in the Information Circular, the waiver of the application of the shareholder rights plan (the "Rights Plan") to CKLS in respect of the CKLS Investment and an amendment terminating the Rights Plan on the closing of the CKLS Investment, the proposed amendments to the articles creating a new class A Special share and redesignating the common shares of the Company as "restricted voting shares" of the Company and certain amendments made by the board of directors to Bylaw No. 1 of the Company. The closing of the CKLS Investment remains subject to certain terms and conditions as described in the Information Circular.

The balance of the resolutions proposed in the Information Circular were duly passed. A copy of the Information Circular is available on SEDAR under the Company's name.

Following the closing of the CKLS Investment, the Company intends to conduct a search for a Chief Executive Officer to lead the Company's next stage of development. Dr. Edge Wang has asked not to be considered as a candidate for that position. Dr. Wang said, "With the shareholders' approval of the CKLS investment, WEX's restructuring will be complete. After two years serving the Company during a difficult period and securing significant financing to ensure the Company's survival, I believe that this is the right time for me to pass direction of the Company's operations to someone with expertise in late-stage drug development. I will do my best to facilitate a smooth transition in the following months."

About WEX Pharmaceuticals Inc.

WEX Pharmaceuticals Inc. is dedicated to the discovery, development, manufacture and commercialization of innovative drug products to treat pain. The Company's principal business strategy is to derive drugs from naturally occurring toxins and develop proprietary products for the global market. The Company's Chinese subsidiary sells generic products manufactured at its facility in China.

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