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Tetra Bio-Pharma Announces the Retirement of Bernard Lessard and the Appointment of Sabino Di Paola as Chief Financial Officer


OTTAWA, May 14, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc. ("Tetra" or the "Company"), a leader in cannabinoid-based drug discovery and development (TSX VENTURE: TBP) (OTCQB: TBPMF), today announced the retirement of Bernard Lessard as Chief Financial Officer and the appointment of Sabino Di Paola as his replacement effective May 15.

"Bernard recently advised us of his wish to retire after almost two years in his role of Chief Financial Officer. We are grateful for the valuable contribution that Bernard made during his time with us, bringing the Company from a start-up to what it is today. His drive and focus on performance have strengthened Tetra, and the Company is now well positioned to pursue its growth in this dynamic industry. We wish him the best in his retirement, "said Guy Chamberland, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Scientific Officer.

"We are delighted to appoint Sabino Di Paola to the position of Chief Financial Officer. Sabino was one of the founding members of Tetra and he also contributed to its successful listing on the TSX Venture in 2017. He has a deep understanding of the Company and our industry as well as a profound knowledge of capital markets, having advised many public companies over the years. He joins Tetra at a time where the Company enters another phase of its development. His leadership and experience will be essential in executing our strategic plan and taking the Company to its next level of growth. We are looking forward to working together again,” concluded Mr. Chamberland.

About Tetra Bio-Pharma:

Tetra Bio-Pharma (TSX-V: TBP) (OTCQB: TBPMF) is a biopharmaceutical leader in cannabinoid-based drug discovery and development with a Health Canada authorized, and FDA reviewed, clinical trials aimed at bringing novel prescription drugs and treatments to patients and their healthcare providers. The Company has several subsidiaries engaged in the development of an advanced and growing pipeline of Bio Pharmaceuticals, Natural Health and Veterinary Products containing cannabis and other medicinal plant-based elements. With patients at the core of what we do, Tetra Bio-Pharma is focused on providing rigorous scientific validation and safety data required for inclusion into the existing bio pharma industry by regulators, physicians and insurance companies.

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Forward-looking statements

Some statements in this release may contain forward-looking information. All statements, other than of historical fact, that address activities, events or developments that the Company believes, expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future (including, without limitation, statements regarding potential acquisitions and financings) are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are generally identifiable by use of the words "may", "will", "should", "continue", "expect", "anticipate", "estimate", "believe", "intend", "plan" or "project" or the negative of these words or other variations on these words or comparable terminology. Forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the Company's ability to control or predict, that may cause the actual results of the Company to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations include, among other things, without limitation, the inability of the Company to obtain sufficient financing to execute the Company's business plan; competition; regulation and anticipated and unanticipated costs and delays, the success of the Company's research and development strategies, including the success of CAUMZ and its other drug candidates, the applicability of the discoveries made therein, the successful and timely completion and uncertainties related to the regulatory process including the applications for Orphan Drug Designation, the timing of clinical trials, the timing and outcomes of regulatory or intellectual property decisions and other risks disclosed in the Company's public disclosure record on file with the relevant securities regulatory authorities. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause results or events not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. Readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements included in this news release are made as of the date of this news release and the Company does not undertake an obligation to publicly update such forward-looking statements to reflect new information, subsequent events or otherwise unless required by applicable securities legislation.

Tetra Bio-Pharma Contact:
Guy Chamberland, Ph.D.,
Chief Executive Officer and Chief Scientific Officer

Investor Contact:
Jennifer McCaughey, CFA
Vice-President, Investor relations
514-731-000 ext. 229

Media Contact:
energi PR
Carol Levine, APR, FCPRS
514-288-8500 ext. 226


Source: Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc

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