argenx announces Annual General Meeting of Shareholders on May 8, 2018
March 26, 2018
Breda, the Netherlands – argenx (Euronext & Nasdaq: ARGX), a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing a deep pipeline of differentiated antibody-based therapies for the treatment of severe autoimmune diseases and cancer, today announced that an annual general meeting of shareholders will be held at 10:00 a.m. CET on Tuesday May 8, 2018 at Hilton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Schiphol Boulevard 701, 1118 BG Schiphol, the Netherlands.
The shareholders and all other persons with meeting rights are invited to attend the annual general meeting of shareholders.
The formal notice of convocation (including information on attending the meeting in person or by proxy, requirements for notification and registration for the meeting and regarding the e-voting system) is available on our website www.argenx.com and on www.abnamro.com/evoting.
The full agenda for the meeting as well as all ancillary documents relevant for the meeting are available via the our website, and are also available for inspection at our offices located at Industriepark 7, 9052 Zwijnaarde (Belgium). A free copy thereof may also be obtained by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to recurrent items on the agenda, such as the discussion and adoption of the 2017 Annual Accounts, the discharge of the directors for their duties performed in 2017 and the authorisation of the board of directors to issue shares and to limit or exclude pre-emptive rights in relation thereto, the following items, amongst others, are proposed:
- Appointment of James Daly as non-executive director to the board of directors;
- Re-appointment of Peter Verhaeghe, David Lacey and Werner Lanthaler as non-executive directors to the board of directors;
- Re-appointment of Tim Van Hauwermeiren as executive director to the board of directors; and
- Appointment of Deloitte Accountants B.V. for the 2018 financial year.
argenx is a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing a deep pipeline of differentiated antibody-based therapies for the treatment of severe autoimmune diseases and cancer. We are focused on developing product candidates with the potential to be either first-in-class against novel targets or best-in-class against known, but complex, targets in order to treat diseases with a significant unmet medical need. Our ability to execute on this focus is enabled by our suite of differentiated technologies. Our SIMPLE AntibodyTM Platform, based on the powerful llama immune system, allows us to exploit novel and complex targets, and our three antibody engineering technologies are designed to enable us to expand the therapeutic index of our product candidates.
For further information, please contact:
Joke Comijn, Corporate Communications & IR Manager
+32 (0)477 77 29 44
+32 (0)9 310 34 19
Beth DelGiacco (US IR)
Stern Investor Relations
+1 212 362 1200
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