Innovus Pharma Secures Additional $0.5M Commitment From Its Chief Executive Officer

LA JOLLA, Calif., May 6, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Innovus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("Innovus Pharma") (OTCBB:INNV) today announced that it received an additional $0.5M funding commitment from its President and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Bassam Damaj.

Damaj stated, "This additional financing commitment is an important step in the execution of the current launches of our products starting by EjectDelay™, our topical treatment for premature ejaculation, at the annual meeting of the American Urology Association being held in San Diego. Having the funding to launch our products is an important step towards our goal of generating revenues. This commitment of funding will provide Innovus with the cash needed into the third quarter of 2014."

The funding commitment takes the form of an amendment to the convertible debenture previously entered into between Dr. Damaj and the Company. Under the amendment, Dr. Damaj agrees to provide up to $1M to the Company (including amounts previously provided) if the Company has insufficient liquidity from other sources to meet payment obligations arising in the ordinary course of business. The funding commitment terminates July 1, 2014 or earlier if the Company raises net proceeds of at least $1,000,000 in other financing transactions. For more information, please see the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 19, 2013.

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CONTACT: Innovus Pharma Contact: Kevin Holmes Chesapeake Group T: 410-825-3930Source:Innovus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.