Dragon Pharmaceutical Inc. (OTC BB: DRUG; TSX: DDD; BBSE: DRP) (“the Company”) is pleased to announce that at the Annual Meeting of Shareholders held on January 11, 2005, the shareholders approved the acquisition by Dragon of Oriental Wave by accepting all the proposals in over 99% of the shares represented and voting. Over 82% of the outstanding shares were represented at the meeting. In addition, Dr. Sun and Dr. Wick were re-elected to the Board, and Moore Stephen Ellis Foster were ratified to audit the Company’s financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2004.
“We, at Dragon, are delighted that this acquisition of Oriental Wave on which we have worked hard for an extended period of time has been approved by an overwhelming majority of our shareholders. This demonstration of unity will provide an excellent basis to successfully face the challenges of the future” said Dr. Alexander Wick, President and CEO of Dragon. “Both the physical presence of individual Dragon shareholders and the owners of Oriental Wave at the meeting have been highly appreciated.?
The Company also wishes to announce that the Toronto Stock Exchange has conditionally approved the issue of shares in connection with the acquisition of Oriental Wave, subject to the filing of customary documentation. The Company and Oriental Wave expect the acquisition to close within the next couple of days.