VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 12, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- QLT Inc. (Nasdaq:QLTI) (TSX:QLT) ("QLT" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that, on a vote by ballot, the six incumbent directors of the Company were re-elected at the Company's annual general meeting held on January 8, 2016 (the "Meeting").

Detailed results of the vote for the election of directors are as follows:
Nominee Votes For % Votes Withheld %
Jason M. Aryeh 30,993,845 90.32 3,321,352 9.68
Dr. Geoffrey F. Cox, Ph.D 31,208,904 90.95 3,106,293 9.05
Dr. John W. Kozarich, Ph.D 31,223,945 90.99 3,091,252 9.01
Jeffrey A. Meckler 30,811,599 89.79 3,503,598 10.21
Dr. Stephen L. Sabba, M.D. 31,202,781 90.93 3,112,416 9.07
John C. Thomas, Jr. 30,971,911 90.26 3,343,286 9.74

Final voting results on all matters voted on at the Meeting will be filed on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and EDGAR at www.sec.gov.

About QLTQLT is a biotechnology company dedicated to the development and commercialization of innovative ocular products that address the unmet medical needs of patients and clinicians worldwide. We are focused on developing our synthetic retinoid program for the treatment of certain inherited retinal diseases.

QLT's head office is based in Vancouver, Canada and the Company is publicly traded on NASDAQ Stock Market (symbol: QLTI) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (symbol: QLT). For more information about the Company's products and developments, please visit our web site at www.qltinc.com.
QLT Inc. Contacts:For Investors:Andrea Rabney or David PittsArgot PartnersP: 212-600-1902andrea@argotpartners.comdavid@argotpartners.com

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