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Amarantus Appoints Super Bowl Champion Toi Cook to Board of Advisors to Advance TBI Program
Date:12/4/2012

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Amarantus Bioscience, Inc. (OTCQB: AMBS), a biotechnology company developing new treatments and diagnostics for Parkinson's disease and Traumatic Brain Injury centered on its proprietary anti-apoptosis therapeutic protein MANF, today announced that it has appointed former Super Bowl Champion Toi Cook to its Board of Advisors. Mr. Cook will work with Company management to engage the National Football League (NFL), NFL Players Association (NFLPA) and individual retired players to raise awareness and funding for Amarantus' Coalition for Concussion Treatment (#C4CT) campaign, including the Company's MANF collaboration with Banyan Biomarkers that yielded positive data in Q2/2012.

"It's time to change the conversation about concussions and Traumatic Brain Injury in the NFL," said Toi Cook, Amarantus' newly appointed advisor. "We have been so focused on who is to blame for the rash of devastating results of brain injuries suffered while playing, that we have lost focus on the actual players who need help. Amarantus is working on breakthrough science that could ultimately treat concussions, brain injuries and their long-term side effects. This is the type of program that needs to be highlighted to the powers that be in the NFL and the NFLPA and we, as former players, need to be pushing the NFL and NFLPA to focus on providing support for research teams that are seeking to develop new treatments such as MANF that have the potential to fundamentally treat the devastating results of the brain injuries."

Mr. Cook had an 11 year career in the NFL, playing for the New Orleans Saints, San Francisco 49ers and Carolina Panthers. Mr. Cook had an interception as a defensive back in the 1994 Super Bowl championship for the San Francisco 49ers. Since retiring from the NFL, Mr. Cook has worked primarily in Spor
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