Talaris Therapeutics Appoints Mary Kay Fenton as Interim CEO

BOSTON and LOUISVILLE, Ky., May 26, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Talaris Therapeutics, Inc(Nasdaq: TALS), today announced the appointment of Mary Kay Fenton as interim Chief Executive Officer and President effective as of today. Ms. Fenton, who will continue as Talaris’s Chief Financial Officer, succeeds Chief Executive Officer Scott Requadt who will be leaving the Company as part of a planned workforce reduction, as previously announced by the Company.

“On behalf of the board, I would like to thank Scott for his unwavering commitment to patients and to Talaris over the past four and a half years,” said Francois Nader, MD, Chairman of the Talaris Therapeutics Board of Directors. “I welcome Mary Kay in her new role and look forward to working more closely with her to oversee the ongoing review of strategic alternatives for Talaris.”

Talaris is currently conducting a comprehensive review of strategic alternatives focused on maximizing shareholder value, including possible business combinations and/or a divestiture of the Company’s cell therapy CMC capabilities. The Company has not set a timetable for completion of this strategic review and does not intend to comment further on the status of this process unless or until its Board of Directors has approved a definitive course of action, or it is determined that other disclosure is appropriate. There can be no assurance that this strategic review will result in Talaris pursuing a transaction or that any transaction, if pursued, will be completed on attractive terms.

About Talaris Therapeutics
Talaris Therapeutics, Inc. is a cell therapy company developing an innovative method of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (“allo-HSCT”), called Facilitated Allo-HSCT Therapy. The Company maintains corporate offices in Boston, Massachusetts, a laboratory in Houston, Texas and its cell processing facility in Louisville, Kentucky.