GUANGZHOU, China, Aug. 03, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via SEAPRWire.com) — Burning Rock Biotech Limited (NASDAQ: BNR, the “Company” or “Burning Rock”), a company focusing on the application of next generation sequencing (NGS) technology in the field of precision oncology, today announced that it will hold its annual general meeting (“AGM”) on September 8, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. (local time) at the Company’s Shanghai office at 5/F, Building 1, No. 138 Xinjunhuan Road, Minhang District, Shanghai.
The AGM will be held for the following proposals:
- To ratify the appointment of Ernst & Young Hua Ming LLP as auditor of the Company for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2022 and to authorize the directors of the Company to determine the remuneration of the auditor;
- To re-elect Feng Deng, Leo Li and Licen Lisa Xu as directors of the Company;
- To approve, confirm and ratify the adoption of the 2022 Long-term Equity Incentive Plan and the grant of options thereunder, the vesting of which is tied to the Company’s future stock performances (and options granted to Mr. Han, the Company’s founder, chairman and chief executive officer, will only start to vest after the Company’s market capitalization reaches US$4 billion). The 2022 Long-term Equity Incentive Plan and the grant of options thereunder are intended to replace the Company’s 2021 Long-term Equity Incentive Plan and the share incentive awards granted thereunder, which were approved by the Company’s board of directors on November 3, 2021 and shareholders on December 28, 2021; and
- To authorize each of the directors of the Company to take any and all action that might be necessary to effect the foregoing resolutions as such director, in his or her absolute discretion, thinks fit.
The board of directors of the Company has fixed the close of business on August 4, 2022 (New York time) as the record date for determining the shareholders entitled to receive notice of the AGM or any adjournment or postponement thereof. Holders of record of the Company’s Class A ordinary shares or Class B ordinary shares, each with a par value of US$0.0002 per share, at the close of business on the record date will be entitled to attend the AGM and any adjournment or postponement thereof in person.
The notice of the AGM and the Company’s 2021 Annual Report containing the complete audited financial statements and the report of auditors for the year ended December 31, 2021, is available on the Investor Relations Section of the Company’s website at https://ir.brbiotech.com/.
About Burning Rock
Burning Rock Biotech Limited (NASDAQ: BNR), whose mission is to guard life via science, focuses on the application of next generation sequencing (NGS) technology in the field of precision oncology. Its business consists of i) NGS-based therapy selection testing for late-stage cancer patients, and ii) cancer early detection, which has moved beyond proof-of-concept R&D into the clinical validation stage.
For more information about Burning Rock, please visit: www.brbiotech.com.
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