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Chelsea Therapeutics Unveils Plans To Optimize Long Term Shareholder Value

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7/10/2012 7:10 AM ET

Chelsea Therapeutics International (CHTP: Quote) Tuesday announced that the Board of Directors of the company has unveiled plans to implement a series of activities aimed at optimizing long-term stockholder value.

The biopharmaceutical company stated that, as part of the plans, the Board of Directors propose a corporate restructuring that includes a reduction in workforce, executive changes and changes to the company's Board of Directors.

The company's Board expects to significantly reduce the company's headcount, retaining only those employees necessary to gain marketing authorization of Northera in the U.S. for the treatment of symptomatic neurogenic orthostatic hypotension in patients with primary autonomic failure.

The company further stated that Kevan Clemens, Ph.D. has stepped down as Chairman and remains a director, with director Michael Weiser, M.D., Ph.D. assuming the role of Chairman..

"Chelsea Therapeutics has faced tremendous challenges in moving Northera forward through the regulatory process, making these difficult decisions necessary to ensure stockholder value is preserved in the short term and can be built over the long-term," said Dr. Weiser.

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