VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Dec. 2, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- QLT Inc. (Nasdaq:QLTI) (TSX:QLT) ("QLT" or the "Company") today announced that Sukhi Jagpal, Chief Financial Officer of the Company, has notified the Company that he is leaving to pursue other opportunities. Mr. Jagpal will continue in his current role through January 26, 2015. The Company will explore its options to fill the position.
Mr. Jagpal joined QLT in 2003 and held positions of increasing responsibility in the finance department until he was appointed Interim Chief Financial Officer in July 2012 and then Chief Financial Officer in February 2013. "The Board and I would like to thank Mr. Jagpal for his service and loyal dedication to QLT over the past 11 years, and we wish him the very best in his future endeavors," said Dr. Geoffrey F. Cox, the Interim Chief Executive Officer of the Company.
QLT is a biotechnology company dedicated to the development and commercialization of innovative ocular products that address the unmet medical needs of patients and clinicians worldwide. We are focused on developing our synthetic retinoid program for the treatment of certain inherited retinal diseases.
QLT's head office is based in Vancouver, Canada and the Company is publicly traded on NASDAQ Stock Market (symbol: QLTI) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (symbol: QLT). For more information about the Company's products and developments, please visit our web site at www.qltinc.com.
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