Valneva Announces Successful Outcome of its Combined General Meeting and Appointment of a New Director to its Board

Valneva SE (Nasdaq: VALN; Euronext Paris: VLA), a specialty vaccine company, today announced that all the resolutions recommended by the Board of Directors were approved by the shareholders at its Combined General Meeting (CGM) held today in Lyon, France.

Among the adopted resolutions were approval of the 2023 financial statements, delegations for the management board to increase Valneva’s share capital and/or issue financial instruments, and the appointment of a new director to its Board.

Ms. Danièle Guyot-Caparros was appointed to Valneva’s Board of Directors for a three-year term. Ms. Guyot-Caparros has a proven track record in finance and business operations. She started her career in Audit and Corporate Finance with PWC specializing in the Chemical/Pharma Industry. In 1992, she joined Rhône-Poulenc-Rorer (later Aventis and Sanofi) where she held several senior finance positions (CFO Global R&D, CFO Europe, Group Planning). She also held responsibilities in business development, pricing, and portfolio management. In 2008, she became Senior Advisor for Deloitte France to support the development of the Life Sciences and Health Care Industry practice. Ms. Guyot-Caparros is also an experienced non-executive director with a focus on Biotech/Medtech. She sat on Diaxonhit’s (now Eurobio Scientific) and ONXEO’s Board of Directors and chaired Supersonic Imagine’s and ONXEO’s audit committees. In October 2022, she joined the board of DBV Technologies, listed on Euronext Paris and Nasdaq, and is member of the audit committee as well as of the compensation committee. She is a graduate from ICN (Institut Commercial de Nancy), with a major in finance and accounting. She holds a chartered accountant degree and a certificate of corporate governance/non-executive director from IFA-Science-Po.

The AGM’s voting results will be made available in the “Investors & Media” section of Valneva’s corporate website in the coming days.

About Valneva SE

We are a specialty vaccine company that develops, manufactures, and commercializes prophylactic vaccines for infectious diseases addressing unmet medical needs. We take a highly specialized and targeted approach, applying our deep expertise across multiple vaccine modalities, focused on providing either first-, best- or only-in-class vaccine solutions.

We have a strong track record, having advanced multiple vaccines from early R&D to approvals, and currently market three proprietary travel vaccines, including the world’s first and only chikungunya vaccine, as well as certain third-party vaccines.

Revenues from our growing commercial business help fuel the continued advancement of our vaccine pipeline. This includes the only Lyme disease vaccine candidate in advanced clinical development, which is partnered with Pfizer, as well as vaccine candidates against the Zika virus and other global public health threats.

More information is available at www.valneva.com.

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