John H. Johnson Agrees to Become Permanent Chief Executive Officer of Melinta Therapeutics

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Dec. 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Melinta Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: MLNT), a commercial-stage company developing and commercializing novel antibiotics to treat serious bacterial infections, today announced that John H. Johnson has agreed to become the permanent chief executive officer (CEO) of Melinta, subject to the terms of an employment contract and the close of the previously announced commitment for a credit facility of up to $135 million from Vatera Healthcare Partners LLC. Mr. Johnson is a director of Melinta and has served as interim CEO of the Company since October 22, 2018.