Friday, August 16, 2013

Bontan corporation changed its name and redomiciled to BVI

Bontan Corporation Inc. announced that its application to move its jurisdiction of incorporation from Canada to the British Virgin Islands has been approved, and now the company will continue functioning as a BVI corporation under the new name Portage Biotech Inc.

On June 4, 2013, when Canadian company completed share exchange agreement with shareholders of the BVI-registered Biotech corporation Portage Pharma Limited, it was announced that the board of directors of Portage is comprised of Dr. Declan Doogan, Dr. Gregory Bailey, Mr. James Mellon and Mr. Kam Shah. Dr. Doogan is the new Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Shah is the Chief Financial Officer and Dr. Bailey is the Chairman of the Board.

In accordance with the terms of share exchange agreement, Portage Pharma Ltd. is an operating subsidiary of Portage Biotech Inc. Portage Pharma holds an exclusive licence in non-oncology fields under patents granted in the USA, Australia, Israel and New Zealand and patents applied for in Japan and Canada.

Portage Biotech continues to have reporting obligations under the Ontario Securities Act and under the US Securities and Exchange Act as a foreign reporting issuer. It will continue to trade on the OTCB Board. The redomiciled company is now in the process of filing the necessary documents with Financial Industry Regulatory Authority to register its new name, trading symbol and industry code.