TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 25, 2010) - Lorus Therapeutics Inc. (TSX:LOR)(OTCBB:LRUSF) ("Lorus" or the "Company"), a biopharmaceutical company specializing in the research and development of pharmaceutical products and technologies for the management of cancer, today announced the completion of the consolidation of its issued and outstanding common shares on the basis of one (1) post-consolidation common share for every thirty (30) pre-consolidation common shares. The Company expects the common shares to begin trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the OTC Bulletin Board in the United States on a consolidation-adjusted basis on or about May 31, 2010. Letters of transmittal providing for the exchange of certificates representing pre-consolidation common shares for certificates representing post-consolidation shares are expected to be delivered to shareholders on or about May 26, 2010.
This news release is not an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities of Lorus in the United States or in any other jurisdiction where an offer is unlawful.
Lorus is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the research and development of novel therapeutics in cancer. Lorus' goal is to capitalize on its research, preclinical, clinical and regulatory expertise by developing new drug candidates that can be used, either alone, or in combination with other drugs, to successfully manage cancer. Lorus Therapeutics Inc. is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol LOR and on the OTCBB under the symbol LRUSF.
Lorus Therapeutics Inc.'s recent press releases are available through its website at www.lorusthera.com. For Lorus' regulatory filings on SEDAR, please go to www.sedar.com. For SEDAR filings prior to July 10, 2007 you can find these under the company profile for Global Summit Real Estate Inc. (Old Lorus).
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- the timing of mailing of letters of transmittal to shareholders; and
- the expected date upon which the post-consolidation common shares will begin trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
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