CALGARY, May 4, 2017 /CNW/ - Oncolytics Biotech® Inc. (Oncolytics or the Corporation) (TSX:ONC) (OTCQX:ONCYF) today announced the voting results from its Annual Meeting of Shareholders held on Thursday May 4th, 2017. A total of 36.89% of the issued and outstanding common shares of the Corporation were represented either in person or by proxy at the meeting.

On a vote by ballot, the following six nominees proposed by the Corporation were elected as Directors of Oncolytics to serve until the Corporation's next Annual Meeting of Shareholders or until their successors are elected or appointed, with shares represented at the meeting voting in favour of individual nominees as follows:

Director

For

%

Withheld

%

Matt Coffey

12,486,557

98.06

247,156

1.94

Angela Holtham

12,212,494

95.91

521,219

4.09

J. Mark Lievonen

12,253,285

96.23

480,428

3.77

Wayne Pisano

12,227,228

96.02

506,485

3.98

William G. Rice

12,220,525

95.97

513,188

4.03

Bernd R. Seizinger

12,184,535

95.69

549,178

4.31

 

In addition to the election of all nominees listed in the management information circular dated March 15, 2017 as directors, Oncolytics shareholders approved all other resolutions placed before the meeting (all voting conducted by ballot). These included: fixing the number of directors of the Corporation for the ensuing year at six; an ordinary resolution confirming, ratifying and approving By-law Number 1 as the Corporation's new form of bylaws; an ordinary resolution ratifying and approving certain amendments to the stock option plan of the Corporation; an ordinary resolution ratifying and approving certain amendments to the share award incentive plan of the Corporation; and appointing auditors for the Corporation for the ensuing year and authorizing the directors to fix the auditors remuneration.

Please refer to the Corporation's management information circular available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com for more details on the matters covered at the annual meeting.  Final voting results on all matters voted on at the annual meeting will also be filed on SEDAR.

About Oncolytics Biotech Inc.
Oncolytics is a biotechnology company developing REOLYSIN, an immuno-oncology viral-agent, as a potential treatment for a variety of tumor types. The compound induces selective tumor lysis and promotes an inflamed tumor phenotype through innate and adaptive immune responses to treat a variety of cancers. Oncolytics' clinical development program emphasizes three pillars: chemotherapy combinations to trigger selective tumor lysis; immuno-therapy combinations to produce adaptive immune responses; and immune modulator (IMiD) combinations to facilitate innate immune responses.  Oncolytics is currently planning its first registration study in breast cancer, as well as studies in combination with checkpoint inhibitors and IMID/targeted therapies in solid and hematological malignancies.  For further information about Oncolytics, please visit: www.oncolyticsbiotech.com.

This press release and the presentation related thereto contain forward-looking statements, within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements, including the Company's belief as to the potential of REOLYSIN® as a cancer therapeutic; the Company's expectations as to the success of its research and development programs in 2017 and beyond, the Company's planned operations, the value of the additional patents and intellectual property; the Company's expectations related to the applications of the patented technology; the Company's expectations as to adequacy of its existing capital resources; the design, timing, success of planned clinical trial programs; and other statements related to anticipated developments in the Company's business and technologies involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which could cause the Company's actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, among others, the availability of funds and resources to pursue research and development projects, the efficacy of REOLYSIN as a cancer treatment, the success and timely completion of clinical studies and trials, the Company's ability to successfully commercialize REOLYSIN, uncertainties related to the research and development of pharmaceuticals, uncertainties related to the regulatory process and general changes to the economic environment. Investors should consult the Company's quarterly and annual filings with the Canadian and U.S. securities commissions for additional information on risks and uncertainties relating to the forward-looking statements. Investors are cautioned against placing undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The Company does not undertake to update these forward-looking statements, except as required by applicable laws.

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