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Tonix Pharmaceuticals Appoints Chief Financial Officer

NEW YORK, Feb. 25, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:TNXP) (Tonix), which is developing next-generation medicines for fibromyalgia and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), has appointed Bradley Saenger, CPA, as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Tonix also has appointed Jessica Morris, who was serving as Acting CFO, to Executive Vice President of Administration. Both of these changes are effective immediately.

Mr. Saenger joined Tonix in 2014 as Director of Accounting and was promoted to Vice President of Accounting in 2016. He has been responsible for managing accounting details for Tonix and its subsidiaries, and has overseen its quarterly reviews and annual audit. Mr. Saenger brought to Tonix more than a decade of finance experience from large publicly-traded companies, including extensive expertise in managing foreign exchange and cash flow statements. Prior to joining Tonix, Mr. Saenger contributed to the financial departments of Shire Pharmaceuticals, Steward Health Care System, Vertex Pharmaceuticals and Alere, Inc. Additionally, he was a Senior Associate focused on biotechnology and technology at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Saenger holds bachelor’s and honors’ degrees in Accounting Science from the University of South Africa. Mr. Saenger is also a chartered accountant and a certified public accountant.

Seth Lederman, M.D., president and chief executive officer of Tonix said, “We are delighted to add Bradley to our executive management team. Bradley has been an integral asset to our finance department, and he is increasing his level of contribution to Tonix during a seminal time as we prepare for key data readouts in the coming two quarters, in PTSD and fibromyalgia.”

Dr. Lederman added, “We are grateful to Jessica for serving as Acting CFO since January. In her new position of Executive Vice President of Administration, Jessica will report directly to me in a role that includes management of operations, strategic planning, human resources and investor relations.”

About Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp.

Tonix is developing next-generation medicines for common disorders of the central nervous system, including fibromyalgia and post-traumatic stress disorder. These disorders are characterized by chronic disability, inadequate treatment options, high utilization of healthcare services, and significant economic burden. This press release and further information about Tonix can be found at www.tonixpharma.com.

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Contact: Bradley J. Saenger Chief Financial Officer (212) 980-9155 x107 bradley.saenger@tonixpharma.com Jenene Thomas Communications (investors) Jenene Thomas (908) 938-1475 jenene@jenenethomascommunications.com Dian Griesel Int'l. (media) Susan Forman / Laura Radocaj (212) 825-3210 sforman@dgicomm.com lradocaj@dgicomm.com

Source:Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corp.