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CymaBay Therapeutics, Inc. Announces Change to Virtual Format for 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders

NEWARK, Calif., June 05, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CymaBay Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: CBAY),  a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing therapies for liver and other chronic diseases with high unmet need, today announced that, due to public health and safety concerns related to the COVID-19 global pandemic, recommendations and orders from federal, state and local authorities, and to support the health and well-being of its stockholders, employees and others, CymaBay is changing its 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”) to a virtual-only format that will be held via live audio webcast. The virtual Annual Meeting is expected to provide stockholders with the same rights and opportunities to participate as they would have at an in-person meeting.

The previously announced date and time of the Annual Meeting, Tuesday, June 23, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time, as disclosed in the previously distributed Notice of the Annual Meeting and Definitive Proxy Statement, has not changed. Online access to the Annual Meeting will begin at 9:45 a.m. Pacific Time. Stockholders will not be able to attend the Annual Meeting in person.

Attending the Virtual Meeting as a Stockholder of Record
CymaBay’s stockholders of record as of April 28, 2020 (the “Record Date”) can attend the Annual Meeting by accessing the meeting center at www.virtualshareholdermeeting.com/CBAY2020 and entering the 16-digit control number on the proxy card or Notice of Internet Availability of Proxy Materials previously received. Instructions on how to connect to the Annual Meeting and participate via the Internet, including how to demonstrate proof of stock ownership, are posted at http://www.virtualshareholdermeeting.com/CBAY2020.

If you do not have your 16-digit control number, you will be able to access and listen to the Annual Meeting, but you will not be able to vote your shares or submit questions during the Annual Meeting. See caption below titled caption “Attending the Annual Meeting as a Guest.”

Attending the Annual Meeting as a Beneficial Owner
Beneficial stockholders as of the Record Date (i.e. shares held in “street name” through an intermediary, such as a bank or broker), who want to be able attend the Annual Meeting can attend using the 16-digit control number found on the notice and instructions received from their broker or other nominee. 

Asking Questions
If you are attending the Annual Meeting as stockholder of record or beneficial owner, questions can be submitted by accessing the meeting center at http://www.virtualshareholdermeeting.com/CBAY2020, entering your 16-digit control number. Instructions on how to participate in the Annual Meeting are posted at http://www.virtualshareholdermeeting.com/CBAY2020.

Voting Shares
Stockholders of record and beneficial owners will be able to vote their shares electronically during the Annual Meeting by using the 16-digit control number. Instructions on how to vote while participating in the Annual Meeting live via the Internet are posted at http://www.virtualshareholdermeeting.com/CBAY2020.

Whether or not stockholders plan to attend virtually the Annual Meeting, CymaBay urges them to vote and submit their proxy in advance of the Annual Meeting by one of the methods described in the proxy materials for the Annual Meeting.
The proxy materials, including the proxy card and Notice of Internet Availability of Proxy Materials, previously distributed along with the definitive proxy statement will not be updated to reflect the change in location and may continue to be used to vote shares in connection with the Annual Meeting.

Attending the Annual Meeting as a Guest
Guests may enter the Annual Meeting in “listen-only” mode by entering the Annual Meeting at http://www.virtualshareholdermeeting.com/CBAY2020 and entering the information requested in the “Guest Login” section. Guests will not have the ability to vote or ask questions during the Annual Meeting.

List of Stockholders
A list of stockholders entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting will be available for examination for any purpose germane to the Annual Meeting during normal business hours for ten days prior to the Annual Meeting at our corporate headquarters. To the extent office access is impracticable due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic, you may email CymaBay at shareholders@cymabay.com to arrange for alternative arrangements. The stockholder list will also be available during the Annual Meeting at http://www.virtualshareholdermeeting.com/CBAY2020. Instructions on how stockholders of record can view the stockholder list during the Annual Meeting are posted at www.virtualshareholdermeeting.com/CBAY2020.

About CymaBay
CymaBay Therapeutics, Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing therapies for liver and other chronic diseases with high unmet medical need.

For additional information about CymaBay visit www.cymabay.com.

Contact:
Sloane & Company
Dan Zacchei / Joe Germani, 212-486-9500
Dzacchei@sloanepr.com / JGermani@sloanepr.com


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Source: CymaBay Therapeutics, Inc.