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Ottawa, ON / ACCESSWIRE / April 4 2014 /Avivagen Inc. (TSXV: VIV), a wellness company developing and delivering products that support and enhance the health and quality of life for animals and the people who care for them, announces the results of shareholder voting for the election of its directors.

Avivagen is pleased to announce that each of the nominees proposed as directors in the management information circular dated February 28, 2014 was duly elected as a director of Avivagen by a majority of the votes cast by shareholders present in person or by proxy at the Annual Meeting of Shareholders held in Ottawa, Ontario on April 4, 2014.

The voting results are detailed below:

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 |Nominee            |%                    |% Withheld|
 |                   |For                  |          |
 |----------------------------------------------------|
 |G.F. Kym Anthony   |97.3%                |2.7%      |
 |----------------------------------------------------|
 |Graham Burton      |100.0%               |Nil       |
 |----------------------------------------------------|
 |Janusz Daroszewski |100.0%               |Nil       |
 |----------------------------------------------------|
 |Cameron L. Groome  |97.3%                |2.7%      |
 |----------------------------------------------------|
 |David Hankinson    |97.4%                |2.6%      |
 |----------------------------------------------------|
 |Amin Khalifa       |99.9%                |0.1%      |
 |----------------------------------------------------|
 |Chandra Panchal    |98.8%                |1.2%      |
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A meeting of the duly appointed Board of Directors followed the annual general meeting, at which the directors thanked the Company’s retiring Chairman, Mr. Jacques Brault, for his services to Avivagen and unanimously appointed Mr. Kym Anthony as the new Chairman.

About Avivagen Inc.

Avivagen Inc. is a publicly-listed life sciences company trading on the TSX Venture Exchange under the ticker symbol “VIV”. The Company’s goal is to develop and deliver scientifically-proven solutions that can truly benefit companion and production animals by employing natural mechanisms for maintaining good health. Avivagen’s targeted markets include Livestock Productivity and Pet Wellness.

The company has sites located in partnership facilities of the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) – in Ottawa, Ontario and Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. More information can be found at www.avivagen.com.

About OxC-beta

Avivagen’s proprietary and patent-protected technology is based on its discoveries concerning carotenoid antioxidants. The novel natural compounds discovered by Avivagen support the body’s own systems to maintain and enhance health, particularly by supporting immune function. Avivagen’s commercial-stage application of its technology is Fully-Oxidized beta-Carotene (OxC-beta). OxC-beta compounds occur naturally as carotenoid oxidation products in vegetation, but in minute amounts. They have been developed to support the health of companion animals and for use in the global food animal market.

Research and study results indicate OxC-beta supports innate immune function, which can help maintain good health. In pets, OxC-beta supports overall vitality and energy, mobility and joint function, skin, coat and gut. Results observed in food animals have included healthier growth, better utilization of feed and decreased mortality. In food animals, it is intended that use of OxC-beta avoids the feeding of antibiotics.

The commercial products of Avivagen are OxC-beta for livestock, Vivamune(TM) Health Chews and Oximunol(TM) Chewables.

About OxC-beta for Livestock

OxC-beta for Livestock is available as a 10% pre-mix sold in 1.0 or 5.0 Kg quantities for parts-per-million addition to animal feeds, in accordance with producer-developed protocols. In past studies, OxC-beta has been shown to support health and growth in species such as fish, chicken, pigs and cattle. OxC-beta for livestock is currently available for commercial sale in the Kingdom of Thailand.

About Vivamune(TM) Health Chews – For dogs and cats

Vivamune(TM) Health Chews, containing Avivagen’s proprietary active ingredients, are scientifically-formulated chews for dogs and cats. Vivamune(TM) Health Chews work with a pet’s own immune system to maintain overall health and well-being. They are sold in re-sealable packages of 30 chews and are currently available in the United States by ordering on-line at www.vivamunehealth.com.

About Oximunol(TM) Chewables – For dogs

Oximunol(TM) Chewables are scientifically-formulated chewable tablets that contain Avivagen’s proprietary, patented active ingredient OxC-beta. OxC-beta has been shown to stimulate innate cellular immunity and may thereby help to maintain overall health and well-being. Oximunol(TM) Chewables are distributed by Bayer Healthcare LLC and are available through veterinarians for dogs of all ages in the United States.

Forward Looking Statements

This document includes certain forward-looking statements that are based upon current expectations, which involve risks and uncertainties associated with the business of Avivagen Inc. and the environment in which the business operates. Any statements contained herein that are not statements of historical facts may be deemed to be forward-looking, including those identified by the expressions “will”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “plan”, “estimate”, “expect”, “intend”, and similar expressions. Forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations. Unless required by law, Avivagen Inc. assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those reflected in the forward-looking statements.

For more information:
Avivagen Inc.
Cameron Groome
CEO & President
c.groome@avivagen.com

100 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
Canada K1A 0R6
Head Office Phone: 613-949-8164
Website: www.avivagen.com

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