Melinta and Cempra Name Industry Leader Daniel Wechsler as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Combined Company

Melinta Therapeutics, Inc., a privately held company developing and commercializing novel antibiotics to treat serious bacterial infections, and Cempra, Inc. (Nasdaq:CEMP) today announced that their joint chief executive officer (CEO) selection committee has selected Dan Wechsler to be president and CEO and a member of the board of directors of the combined company.