CAMBRIDGE, Mass. and ROSTOCK, Germany, and BERLIN, June 27, 2022 – Centogene N.V. (Nasdaq: CNTG), the commercial-stage, essential biodata life science partner for rare and neurodegenerative diseases, today announced the voting results of the Company’s Annual General Meeting. Shareholders voted in favor of all proposals, which included the appointment of Miguel Coego Rios as Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer.
The shareholders adopted the Dutch statutory annual accounts for the financial year ended December 31, 2021, and approved the discharge from liability for the members of the Management and Supervisory Boards with respect to the 2021 financial year. Also approved was the appointment of Miguel Coego Rios as Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer of the Company. In addition, the shareholders gave their approval for resolutions on Supervisory Board compensation and extended the authorization for the Company’s Management Board to issue shares and grant rights to subscribe for shares, limit, and exclude pre-emption rights and acquire shares and depository receipts for shares in the Company's capital.
Peer Schatz, Chairman of the Supervisory Board at CENTOGENE, said, “We would like to thank our shareholders for their continued support of the Company’s mission. CENTOGENE is enabling such a meaningful, positive impact on reducing the burden of rare and neurodegenerative diseases for patients, their families, and society overall. As we have emerged out of the pandemic much stronger and have a refined strategy and a strong team, we believe there is a great opportunity ahead to deliver on our mission and to create substantial value for all stakeholders.”
At the 2022 Annual General Meeting of CENTOGENE, 56.4% of the Company’s issued share capital were represented.
CENTOGENE engages in diagnosis and research around rare diseases transforming real-world clinical, genetic, and multiomic data to diagnose, understand, and treat rare diseases. Our goal is to bring rationality to treatment decisions and to accelerate the development of new orphan drugs by using our extensive rare disease knowledge and data. CENTOGENE has developed a global proprietary rare disease platform based on our real-world data repository of over 650,000 individuals representing over 120 different countries.
The Company’s platform includes epidemiologic, phenotypic, and genetic data that reflects a global population, as well as a biobank of patients’ blood samples and cell cultures. CENTOGENE believes this represents the only platform focused on comprehensive analysis of multi-level data to improve the understanding of rare hereditary diseases. It allows for better identification and stratification of patients and their underlying diseases to enable and accelerate discovery, development, and access to orphan drugs. As of December 31, 2021, the Company collaborated with over 30 pharmaceutical partners.
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