Burcon Announces Executive Change

VANCOUVER, Oct. 13 /CNW/ - Burcon NutraScience Corporation (TSX-V: BU) announced today the departure of Mr. Michael Kirwan, the company's senior vice president corporate development. Mr. Kirwan was responsible for, among other items, Burcon's investor relations and corporate communications. Burcon's chief financial officer, Ms. Jade Cheng, will take over responsibility for investor relations and corporate communications.

Ms. Cheng has worked with the Burcon group of companies for more than nine years. She has held numerous senior financial management positions, including chief financial officer of Burcon International Developments Ltd. and corporate secretary of Concord Pacific Group Inc. Ms. Cheng holds both a bachelor's degree in economics and a master's degree in business administration from the University of British Columbia, and is a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants.

About Burcon NutraScience
Burcon is a research and development company developing a portfolio of composition, application and process patents around its plant protein extraction and purification technology. The goal of Burcon's research is to
develop its patented process to utilize inexpensive oilseed meals for the production of purified plant proteins that exhibit valuable nutritional, functional or nutraceutical profiles. Burcon, in conjunction with Archer Daniels Midland, is currently focusing its efforts on developing the world's
first commercial canola proteins, Puratein(R) and Supertein(TM). Canola, recognized for its nutritional qualities, is the second-largest oilseed crop in the world after soybeans. Burcon's goal is to develop Puratein and Supertein to participate with soy, dairy and egg proteins in the expanding multi-billion-dollar protein ingredient market, with potential uses in prepared foods, nutritional supplements and personal care products.

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contained herein. This press release contains forward-looking statements
that involve risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements
relate to, among other things, plans and timing for the introduction or
enhancement of our products, statements about future market conditions,
supply and demand conditions, and other expectations, intentions and
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expectations regarding the prospect for future success depend upon our
ability to develop and sell products, which we do not produce today and
cannot be sold without further research and development. When used in
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"potential" and similar expressions, generally identify forward-looking
statements. These statements reflect our current expectations. They are
subject to a number of risks and uncertainties. In light of the many
risks and uncertainties surrounding the development of a source of
protein from canola meal, you should understand that we cannot assure you
that the forward looking statements contained in this press release will
be realized.

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