LAVAL, Quebec, Aug. 7, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Neptune Technologies & Bioressources Inc. ("Neptune") (NASDAQ:NEPT) (TSX:NTB), announced that the nominees listed in its management proxy circular dated June 15, 2015 were elected as directors of Neptune. The detailed results of the vote for the election of directors held at its Annual and Special Meeting of Shareholders held on July 14, 2015 in Montreal are set out below.
|Votes For||% Votes For||Votes Withheld||% Votes Withheld|
| Katherine Crewe ||14 177 772||98,47%||220 410||1,53%|
| Ronald Denis ||13 540 595||94,04%||857 587||5,96%|
| Pierre Fitzgibbon ||13 588 873||94,38%||809 309||5,62%|
| Jim Hamilton ||14 135 711||98,18%||262 471||1,82%|
| John Moretz ||14 156 921||98,32%||241 261||1,68%|
| François Roy ||14 162 057||98,36%||236 125||1,64%|
| Leendert Staal ||14 139 578||98,20%||258 604||1,80%|
For further information on the voting results on the resolutions passed during Neptune's Annual and Special Meeting of Shareholders held on July 14, 2015, please refer to the Report of Voting Results available on SEDAR.
About Neptune Technologies & Bioressources Inc.
Neptune is a biotechnology company engaged primarily in the development and commercialization of marine-derived omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (''PUFAs''). Neptune has a patented process of extracting oils from Antarctic krill, and principally sells omega-3 PUFAs as bulk oil to Neptune's distributors who commercialize them under their private label primarily in the U.S., European and Australian nutraceutical markets. Neptune's products generally come in bulk oil or capsule form and serve as a dietary supplement to consumers. Neptune's head office is located at 545 Promenade du Centropolis, Suite 100, Laval, Quebec.
Through its subsidiary Acasti Pharma Inc. ("Acasti"), in which Neptune holds approximately 48% of the participating and voting rights, Neptune is also pursuing opportunities in the medical food and prescription drug markets. Acasti focuses on the research and development of safe and therapeutically effective compounds for highly prevalent atherosclerotic conditions, such as cardiometabolic disorders and cardiovascular diseases. Its lead prescription drug candidate is CaPre®, a purified high omega-3 phospholipid concentrate derived from Neptune krill oil being developed to address the prevention and treatment of cardiometabolic disorders, including hypertriglyceridemia, which is characterized by abnormally high levels of triglycerides.
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