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Opiant Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Establishment of Audit, Compensation and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees

January 31, 2017 at 7:00 AM EST
Company to pursue up-listing to a major stock exchange in 2017

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 31, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Opiant Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Opiant”) (OTCQB:OPNT), a specialty pharmaceutical company developing pharmacological treatments for substance use, addictive and eating disorders, today announced that the Company’s Board of Directors has established an Audit Committee, a Compensation Committee and a Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Copies of the Committee charters, along with the Company’s Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, can be found on the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website.

“When we established our milestones and objectives for 2017, key among them was the strengthening of our corporate governance,” said Dr. Roger Crystal, Chief Executive Officer of Opiant. “As we pursue an up-listing to a major stock exchange that raises the profile of our Company, we are committed to corporate governance practices that promote Board and management accountability, supporting our mission of creating innovative new addiction therapies for patients while creating long-term value for our shareholders.”     

The composition of the Committees is as follows:

Audit Committee
Mr. Thomas T. Thomas (Chairperson), Ms. Ann MacDougall, Mr. Geoffrey Wolf

Compensation Committee
Ms. Ann MacDougall (Chairperson), Mr. Thomas T. Thomas

Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
Dr. Gabrielle Silver (Chairperson), Ms. Ann MacDougall, Mr. Geoffrey Wolf, Mr. Thomas T. Thomas

All three committees are comprised solely of directors who meet the independence requirements under the NASDAQ Stock Market Listing Rules.

About Opiant Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Opiant Pharmaceuticals, Inc., is a specialty pharmaceutical company developing pharmacological treatments for substance use, addictive and eating disorders. Over 45 million people in the U.S. have one of these disorders. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), describes these disorders as chronic relapsing brain diseases which burden society at both the individual and community levels. With its innovative opioid antagonist nasal delivery technology, Opiant is positioned to become a leader in these treatment markets. Its first product, NARCAN® Nasal Spray, is approved for marketing in the U.S. and Canada by the company’s partner, Adapt Pharma Limited. For more information please visit:

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Corporate Contact:

Susan Forman

Glenn Garmont
Senior Vice President

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