At this conference, I was presented with the Key Founder's Award, on behalf of Stem for Life, by Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, President of the Pontifical Council for Culture, in recognition of the work we have accomplished in driving forward the joint initiative between the partners and in developing a conference that would receive worldwide media attention. The conference was covered widely by the press, including stories and interviews through outlets such as CNN.com, The Wall Street Journal print and radio network, Bloomberg TV, Fox News Channel, Fox News, Catholic TV, Vatican Radio, Catholic News Agency, EWTN, and more. Media coverage promoted the conference, but also helped to explain the Church's support for ethical research, highlighted the current progress occurring around the world in adult stem cell research and therapies, and told many of the stories of stem cell patients who spoke at or were honored at the conference. Other awardees included Dr. Silviu Itescu, CEO of Mesoblast (ASX:MSB), who received the Key Innovator Award, Dr. Sol Barer, former CEO of Celgene Corp. (Nasdaq:CELG), who received the Key Visionary Award, and Dr. W.E. Bosarge, who received the Key Philanthropy Award.
As the regenerative medicine market continues to grow, NeoStem is uniquely positioned to capture the value of this market and lead the industry. We appreciate your continued conviction in the Company's agenda and will keep you posted on our progress. For more detailed information please review our investor PowerPoint at www.neostem.com/NeoStem-Investor-Presentation.pdf .
Robin Smith, M.D., MBAAppendix
|Three Months Ended March 31, 2013|
|GAAP to NON-GAAP Reconciliation (millions)|
|Net Loss from Continuing Operations||$ (8.90)|
|Equity-Based Compensation||$ 2.20|
|Depreciation and Amortization||$ 0.55|
|Changes in Fair Value of Derivative Liability||$ (0.01)|
|Net Loss from Continuing Operations Excluding Non-Cash Charges||$ (6.16)|