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Results of the votes of the Combined Shareholders’ General Meeting of May 25, 2023
Daix (France), Long Island City (New York, United States), May 26, 2023 – Inventiva (Euronext Paris and Nasdaq: IVA), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of oral small molecule therapies for the treatment of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and other diseases with unmet medical need, today announced the results of the votes of its Combined Shareholders’ Meeting.
The Combined Shareholders' Meeting was held on Thursday May 25, 2023 at 2 p.m. at Hôtel Oceania Le Jura, 14 avenue Foch, 21000 Dijon (France), under the chairmanship of Mr. Frédéric Cren, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and cofounder of Inventiva.
Mr. Frederic Cren proceeded to the usual formalities of the opening of the meeting, in particular to the constitution of the Bureau by appointing Mrs. Christelle Herbin and Mr. Jean Volatier, as tellers, as well as Mr. Eric Duranson, as secretary of the general meeting.
All the resolutions submitted to vote have been adopted by the shareholders. Pursuant to Article R. 22-10-14 IV. of the French Commercial Code, the Combined Shareholders’ Meeting approved, without modification, the compensation policy for corporate officers as presented in the 2022 Universal Registration Document (Part 3.5.1, pages 160 and seq.).
Information on the results of the votes is detailed below:
- Total number of shares composing the share capital: 42 134 169
- Total number of shares with voting rights: 41 992 149
| ||Ordinary part||Extraordinary part|
|Shareholders present||5||10 614||12 814||5||10 614||12 814|
|Proxy to third parties||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Proxy to the Chairman||143||2 005 685||2 100 705||143||2 005 685||2 100 705|
|Mail votes||95||31 296 174||43 460 424||95||31 296 174||43 460 424|
|TOTAL||243||33 312 473||45 573 943||243||33 312 473||45 573 943|
|Quorum||79,33 %||79,33 %|
| VOTE RESULTS|
|Resolution||Result||For||Against||Abstention||Total number of votes cast||Number of represented shares||Proportion of represented share capital||Non- voting votes||Invalid votes||Quorum|
|1||Adopted||45 561 266||> 99,99 %||3 578||< 0,01 %||9 099||-||45 564 844||33 312 473||79,062 %||0||0||79,330 %|
|2||Adopted||45 561 266||> 99,99 %||3 578||< 0,01 %||9 099||-||45 564 844||33 312 473||79,062 %||0||0||79,330 %|
|3||Adopted||45 560 906||99,99 %||5 938||0,01 %||7 099||-||45 566 844||33 312 473||79,062 %||0||0||79,330 %|
|4||Adopted||45 532 185||99,99 %||5 578||0,01 %||36 180||-||45 537 763||33 312 473||79,062 %||0||0||79,330 %|
|5||Adopted||45 560 034||99,99 %||4 585||0,01 %||9 324||-||45 564 619||33 312 473||79,062 %||0||0||79,330 %|
|6||Adopted||45 365 367||99,56 %||200 747||0,44 %||7 829||-||45 566 114||33 312 473||79,062 %||0||0||79,330 %|
|7||Adopted||45 365 367||99,56 %||200 747||0,44 %||7 829||-||45 566 114||33 312 473||79,062 %||0||0||79,330 %|
|8||Adopted||45 127 131||99,05 %||434 133||0,95 %||12 679||-||45 561 264||33 312 473||79,062 %||0||0||79,330 %|
|9||Adopted||44 466 019||97,59 %||1 100 095||2,41 %||7 829||-||45 566 114||33 312 473||79,062 %||0||0||79,330 %|
|10||Adopted||44 466 019||97,59 %||1 100 095||2,41 %||7 829||-||45 566 114||33 312 473||79,062 %||0||0||79,330 %|
|11||Adopted||45 335 107||99,49 %||231 007||0,51 %||7 829||-||45 566 114||33 312 473||79,062 %||0||0||79,330 %|
|12||Adopted||44 690 251||98,07 %||879 938||1,93 %||3 754||-||45 570 189||33 312 473||79,062 %||0||0||79,330 %|
|14||Adopted||45 565 197||99,99 %||6 268||0,01 %||2 478||-||45 571 465||33 312 473||79,062 %||0||0||79,330 %|
| VOTE RESULTS|
|Resolution||Result||For||Against||Abstention||Total number of votes cast||Number of represented shares||Proportion of represented share capital||Non-voting votes||Invalid votes||Quorum|
|13||Adopted||45 321 978||99,45 %||251 611||0,55 %||354||-||45 573 589||33 312 473||79,062 %||0||0||79,330 %|
Inventiva is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the research and development of oral small molecule therapies for the treatment of patients with NASH, mucopolysaccharidoses (“MPS”) and other diseases with significant unmet medical need. The Company benefits from a strong expertise and experience in the domain of compounds targeting nuclear receptors, transcription factors and epigenetic modulation. Inventiva is currently advancing one clinical candidate, has a pipeline of two preclinical programs and continues to explore other development opportunities to add to its pipeline.
Inventiva’s lead product candidate, lanifibranor, is currently in a pivotal Phase III clinical trial, NATiV3, for the treatment of adult patients with NASH, a common and progressive chronic liver disease for which there are currently no approved therapies.
Inventiva’s pipeline also includes odiparcil, a drug candidate for the treatment of adult MPS VI patients. As part of Inventiva’s decision to focus clinical efforts on the development of lanifibranor, it suspended its clinical efforts relating to odiparcil and is reviewing available options with respect to its potential further development. Inventiva is also in the process of selecting an oncology development candidate for its Hippo signaling pathway program.
The Company has a scientific team of approximately 90 people with deep expertise in the fields of biology, medicinal and computational chemistry, pharmacokinetics and pharmacology, and clinical development. It owns an extensive library of approximately 240,000 pharmacologically relevant molecules, approximately 60% of which are proprietary, as well as a wholly-owned research and development facility.
Inventiva is a public company listed on compartment B of the regulated market of Euronext Paris (ticker: IVA, ISIN: FR0013233012) and on the Nasdaq Global Market in the United States (ticker: IVA). www.inventivapharma.com
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Future results may turn out to be materially different from the anticipated future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such statements, forecasts and estimates, due to a number of factors, including that Inventiva is a clinical-stage company with no approved products and no historical product revenues, Inventiva has incurred significant losses since inception, Inventiva has a limited operating history and has never generated any revenue from product sales, Inventiva will require additional capital to finance its operations, in the absence of which, Inventiva may be required to significantly curtail, delay or discontinue one or more of its research or development programs or be unable to expand its operations or otherwise capitalize on its business opportunities and may be unable to continue as a going concern, Inventiva's future success is dependent on the successful clinical development, regulatory approval and subsequent commercialization of current and any future product candidates, preclinical studies or earlier clinical trials are not necessarily predictive of future results and the results of Inventiva's clinical trials may not support Inventiva's product candidate claims, Inventiva’s expectations with respect to the changes to the clinical development plan for lanifibranor for the treatment of NASH may not be realized and may not support the approval of a New Drug Application, Inventiva may encounter substantial delays in its clinical trials or Inventiva may fail to demonstrate safety and efficacy to the satisfaction of applicable regulatory authorities, the ability of Inventiva to recruit and retain patients in clinical studies, enrollment and retention of patients in clinical trials is an expensive and time-consuming process and could be made more difficult or rendered impossible by multiple factors outside Inventiva's control, Inventiva's product candidates may cause adverse drug reactions or have other properties that could delay or prevent their regulatory approval, or limit their commercial potential, Inventiva faces substantial competition and Inventiva’s business, and preclinical studies and clinical development programs and timelines, its financial condition and results of operations could be materially and adversely affected by the current geopolitical events, such as the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, related sanctions and related impacts and potential impacts on the initiation, enrollment and completion of Inventiva’s clinical trials on anticipated timelines, health epidemics, and macroeconomic conditions, including global inflation, rising interest rates, uncertain financial markets and disruptions in banking systems. 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