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Theratechnologies Appoints Elina Tea to its Board of Directors

MONTREAL, April 05, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Theratechnologies Inc. (“Theratechnologies” or the “Company”) (TSX: TH) (NASDAQ: THTX), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative therapies, today announced the appointment of Elina Tea, Chief Financial Officer at GLS North America, to its Board of Directors and as a member of the Company’s Audit Committee. Ms. Tea will be Investissement Québec’s designee pursuant to its investor rights agreement with the Company.

“Elina Tea’s extensive experience in finance, corporate strategy, and investor relations makes her a valuable addition to our Board of Directors,” said Dawn Svoronos, Chair of the Board of Directors at Theratechnologies. “With her strong communications, strategic thinking, and leadership skills, and her impressive track record in private and public financing and M&A transactions across a diverse range of industries, Ms. Tea has the demonstrated capacity to support the Company’s business initiatives. She brings a welcomed perspective to Theratechnologies as the Company focuses on its commercial business and the search for new products and partners.”

“It’s an honor to join the distinguished Board of Directors of Theratechnologies and I look forward to contributing to the Company’s path to success and value creation,” said Elina Tea.

In her current role as Chief Financial Officer at GLS North America, Elina Tea oversees all operational and strategic matters with the finance, M&A, legal, and human resources departments of the GLS Canada and GLS US businesses. She previously served as Chief Financial Officer at Vosker Corp and Vice-President, Corporate Development at Cogeco Communications, and has amassed considerable financial and business development experience at a range of companies including SNC-Lavalin (Office of the President), Desjardins Group, RBC Capital Markets, and Ernst & Young Corporate Finance. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree, with a double concentration in Accounting and Finance from McGill University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

With the appointment of Elina Tea, the Company’s Audit Committee will now comprise four independent members including the recently appointed Jordan Zwick, Gerald Lacoste, and Frank Holler as Chair.

About Theratechnologies

Theratechnologies (TSX: TH) (NASDAQ: THTX) is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative therapies addressing unmet medical needs. Further information about Theratechnologies is available on the Company's website at, on SEDAR+ at and on EDGAR at Follow Theratechnologies on LinkedIn and X (formerly Twitter).

About Investissement Québec

Investissement Québec’s mission is to play an active role in Quebec’s economic development by stimulating business innovation, entrepreneurship, and business acquisitions, as well as growth in investment and exports. Operating in all the province’s administrative regions, the Corporation supports the creation and growth of businesses of all sizes with investments and customized financial solutions. It also assists businesses by providing consulting services and other support measures, including technological assistance available from Investissement Québec Innovation. In addition, through Investissement Québec International, the Corporation prospects for talent and foreign investment, and assists Quebec businesses with export activities.

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We undertake no obligation to update or revise the information contained in this press release, whether as a result of new information, future events or circumstances or otherwise, except as may be required by applicable law.


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