Orgenesis Inc. Increases Depth of Governance With Latest Board Appointee

WHITE PLAINS, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 05/08/12 -- Orgenesis Inc. (OTCBB: ORGS) ("Orgenesis" or the "Company"), a development stage company with a novel therapeutic technology dedicated to convert a patient's own liver cells into functional insulin-producing cells as a treatment for diabetes, is pleased to announce and welcome the appointment of Ms. Etti Hanochi, CPA as our newest addition to the Board of Directors and member of the compensation committee.

Ms. Hanochi is a Partner at Nextage Ltd. (Israel) a privately held global financial services organization. Previously she worked as a Senior Manager for Ernst &Young for nearly 11 years, focused mainly on hi-tech companies, both public and private. She has gained vast experience in M&A transactions, accounting and tax consultation which include broad experience in implementing internal procedures and controls with a specialty in US GAAP. She holds a B.A. in Accounting and a Management degree from the Management College and an MBA from Tel-Aviv University, a Master's degree in Law from Bar-Ilan University and is a Certificated Public Accountant.

Company CEO Jacob BenArie comments, "We are very pleased to welcome Etti to our team. Her background and experience working with development stage public companies is a perfect fit for our needs and her business and financial acumen are an extremely welcome addition. We look forward to working with her throughout this exciting period of growth."

Orgenesis invites interested readers to visit our website at to find out more about the Company and its goal to bring about the end of diabetes as we now know it.

Further details of the Company's business, finances, appointments and agreements can be found as part of the Company's continuous public disclosure as a reporting issuer under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission's ("SEC") EDGAR database. For more information visit:

About Orgenesis Inc. (OTCBB: ORGS)
Orgenesis is a development stage company with a novel therapeutic technology that employs a molecular and cellular approach directed at converting a patient's own liver cells into functional insulin producing cells, as a treatment for diabetes. The Company believes that converting the diabetic patient's own tissue into insulin-producing cells overcomes the problem of donor shortage and removes the risk of transplant rejection. If successful, this could mean the end of diabetes as we now know it. For more information visit:

Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This news release contains "forward-looking statements" which are not purely historical. Such forward-looking statements include, among other things, the expectations of management that our regeneration technology can be developed as therapeutic treatment for diabetes. No assurance can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will occur or, if they do occur, what benefits the Company will obtain from them. Actual results could differ from those projected in any forward-looking statements due to numerous factors. Such factors include, among others, the inherent uncertainties associated with new projects and development stage companies .which include, without limitation, the potential failure of development candidates to advance through preclinical studies or demonstrate safety and efficacy in clinical testing and the ability to pass clinical trials so as to move on to the next phase, our ability to retain key employees and our ability to finance development or satisfy the rigorous regulatory requirements for new medical procedures. Competitors may develop better or cheaper alternatives to our products. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this news release, and we assume no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Investors should refer to the risk factors disclosure outlined in our periodic reports filed from time-to-time with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

On Behalf of the Board
Orgenesis Inc.

Vered Caplan, Chairperson

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