ANAVEX Appoints Dr. Hervé de Kegrohen as CEO to Lead Company Through Clinical Trials and Future Growth

Geneva, Switzerland — June 16, 2009 — Anavex Life Sciences Corp., (“ANAVEX”) (OTCBB: AVXL) today announced the immediate appointment of Hervé de Kergrohen, MD, MBA, as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and director. Dr. de Kergrohen is an accomplished senior executive who has successfully founded and developed numerous life sciences companies throughout his career. With…