POZEN Inc. (NASDAQ: POZN), a pharmaceutical company committed to transforming medicine that transforms lives, today announced that the ex-dividend date for POZEN’s previously announced $1.75 special cash distribution is December 31, 2013. On November 21, 2013 POZEN announced that its Board of Directors had declared a special cash distribution of $1.75 per share payable to stockholders of record holding outstanding shares of POZEN’s common stock as of the close of business on December 11, 2013, with an expected payment date of December 30, 2013. Because the special cash distribution exceeded 25% of the value of POZEN’s common stock at the time of declaration, in accordance with Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Rule 11140, NASDAQ has determined that the ex-dividend date for this special cash distribution will be December 31, 2013, the first business day following the payable date. As a result, shares of POZEN’s common stock issued and outstanding on December 11, 2013 shall continue to trade with the right to receive the special cash distribution through the expected payment date of December 30, 2013. Please consult with your broker, legal or financial advisors as to any questions concerning the impact of the December 31, 2013 ex-dividend date.
POZEN Inc. is a small pharmaceutical company that specializes in developing novel therapeutics for unmet medical needs and licensing those products to other pharmaceutical companies for commercialization. By utilizing a unique in-source model and focusing on integrated therapies, POZEN has successfully developed and obtained FDA approval of two self-invented products in two years. Funded by these milestones/royalty streams, POZEN has created a portfolio of cost-effective, evidence-based integrated aspirin therapies designed to enable the full power of aspirin by reducing its GI damage.
POZEN is currently seeking strategic partners to help maximize the opportunities for its portfolio assets.The Company's common stock is traded under the symbol “POZN” on The NASDAQ Global Market. For more detailed company information, including copies of this and other press releases, please visit www.pozen.com. About PA POZEN has created a portfolio of investigational integrated aspirin therapies - the PA product platform. The products in the PA portfolio are being developed with the goal of significantly reducing GI ulcers and other GI complications compared to taking enteric-coated or plain aspirin alone.