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Adherex Announces Results of Annual and Special Meeting

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NORTH CAROLINA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/30/14 -- Adherex Technologies Inc. (TSX:AHX)(OTCQB:ADHXF) today announced that the nominees listed in the management proxy circular dated April 28,2014 (the "Circular") for the Annual and Special Meeting of Shareholders were elected as directors of the Company at the Annual and Special Meeting of Shareholders held in Durham, North Carolina on May 28, 2014 (the "Meeting"). Detailed results of the vote for the election of the slate of directors are set out below:


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Name of Nominee     Votes For   % Votes For  Votes Withheld % Votes Withheld
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Dr. Khalid Islam   15,307,719        99.90%          14,735            0.10%
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Mr. Adrian Haigh   15,307,719        99.90%          14,735            0.10%
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Mr. Chris A.                                                                
 Rallis            15,307,719        99.90%          14,735            0.10%
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Mr. Rostislav                                                               
 Raykov            15,307,719        99.90%          14,735            0.10%
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Mr. Steven D.                                                               
 Skolsky           15,307,719        99.90%          14,735            0.10%
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Each of the other matters put to the shareholders of the Company at the Meeting, including the offer to exchange the Company's outstanding 2010 warrants and 2011 warrants, the Company's name change and the consolidation of the Company's shares (which are each described in the Circular), were passed by the requisite number of shareholder votes. It is expected that the Company's shareholders and holders of 2010 warrants and 2011 warrants will receive the applicable documentation over the coming weeks in connection with the foregoing changes. Shareholders and such warrantholders should not destroy any share certificate(s) or warrant(s) and should not submit any share certificate(s) or warrant(s) until requested to do so.

Contacts:
Adherex Technologies Inc.
Rosty Raykov
Chief Executive Officer
(919) 636-5144

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