MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - June 24, 2010) - Thallion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (TSX:TLN) today announced that it has entered into a binding agreement with Liberty Sites Ltd. ("Liberty"), the landlord of its corporate headquarters, to cancel the remaining six years of its fifteen year lease obligation, which represents a remaining commitment of approximately $8 million, for total consideration of $2.4 million. As part of the settlement, Thallion will continue to occupy the premises until August 31, 2010, while the Company searches for a new head office in Montreal, Quebec. Thallion has the option to remain in the current premises until November 30, 2010, if required.
"This transaction provides us with greater financial flexibility to execute on our business strategies and demonstrates our continued commitment to materially reduce costs that are not core to the Shigamabs® program," said Michael Singer, Chief Financial Officer of Thallion Pharmaceuticals Inc.
About Thallion Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Thallion Pharmaceuticals Inc. (TSX:TLN) is a biotechnology company developing pharmaceutical products in the areas of infectious disease and oncology. The Company's clinical programs include Shigamabs® and TLN-4601, a novel anti-cancer therapy. Shigamabs® is a dual antibody product for the treatment of Shiga toxin producing E. coli bacterial infections which is anticipated to enter Phase II clinical testing in the second half of 2010. Additional information about Thallion can be obtained at www.thallion.com.
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