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Result of General Meeting
London, UK 23 May 2016: Ergomed plc, (“Ergomed” or the “Company”, AIM: ERGO) a profitable UK-based group dedicated to the provision of specialised services to the pharmaceutical industry and the development of new drugs, today announces all resolutions set out in the notice of the General Meeting, contained within the circular to shareholders dated 05 May 2016 (the “Circular”), were duly passed at its General Meeting held earlier today.
Accordingly, Admission of the 6,433,350 Initial Placing Shares, the 127,500 Option Shares and the 4,415,051 Consideration Shares is expected to take place at 8.00 a.m. on 24 May 2016. Following Admission, the total number of Ordinary Shares in the Company will be 39,725,901.
The Company does not hold any common shares in treasury and therefore this figure may be used by shareholders in the Company as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or a change to their interest in, the share capital of the Company.
A copy of this announcement has been posted on the Company’s website, www.ergomedplc.com
Capitalised terms used in this announcement have the meanings given to them in the announcement of the Placing dated 04 May 2016.
Stifel Nicolaus Europe Limited Tel: +44 (0) 20 7710 7600
(Nominated Adviser and Joint Broker)
Jonathan Senior / Stewart Wallace
(Joint Broker) Tel: +44 (0) 20 7260 1000
Michael Meade / James Black
FTI Consulting Tel: +44 (0) 20 3727 1000
Simon Conway / Mo Noonan / Natalie Garland-Collins
Ergomed plc is a profitable UK-based business providing drug development services to the pharmaceutical industry and has a growing portfolio of co-development partnerships. It operates in over 50 countries.
Ergomed provides clinical development, trial management and pharmacovigilance services to over 80 clients ranging from top 10 pharmaceutical companies to small and mid-sized drug development companies. Ergomed successfully manages clinical development from Phase I through to late phase programmes.
Ergomed has a wide therapeutic focus, with a particular expertise in oncology, neurology and immunology and the development of orphan drugs. Ergomed believes its approach to clinical trials is differentiated from that of other providers by its innovative Study Site Management model and the use of Study Physician Teams, resulting in a close relationship between Ergomed and the physicians involved in clinical trials.
As well as providing high quality clinical development services, Ergomed is building a portfolio of co-development partnerships with pharma and biotech companies which share the risks and rewards of drug development. Ergomed leverages its expertise and services in return for carried interest in the drugs under development. For further information, visit: https://www.ergomedplc.com
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Haemostatix was originally a spin-out from the University of Leicester founded by industry veteran Sarah Middleton and Professor Alison Goodall. The Company has been funded by Albion Ventures, Catapult Ventures, NESTA, Lachesis, Esperante and the Wellcome Trust. The business has been managed by industry veterans Dr Ben Nichols, CEO and Dr Robert Burns, Chairman. The lead products were invented by Haemostatix’s scientists Dr Greg Walker and Dr Renata Zbozien.
Stifel Nicolaus Europe Limited (“Stifel”), which is authorised and regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority, is acting as nominated adviser and joint bookrunner exclusively to the Company and will not be responsible to any person other than the Company for providing the protections afforded to its customers or for advising any other person on the contents of this Announcement or any transaction or arrangement referred to herein. Stifel has not authorised the contents of any part of this Announcement for the purposes of the AIM Rules. The responsibilities of Stifel as the Company’s nominated adviser and joint bookrunner under the AIM Rules are owed solely to the London Stock Exchange and are not owed to the Company or any Director, Shareholder or any other person in respect of a decision to subscribe for Shares in the Company. Stifel is not making any representation or warranty, express or implied, as to the contents of this document.
Numis Securities Limited (“Numis”), which is authorised and regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority, is acting as joint bookrunner to the Company and will not be responsible to any person other than the Company for providing the protections afforded to its customers or for advising any other person on the contents of this Announcement or any transaction or arrangement referred to herein. Numis has not authorised the contents of any part of this Announcement for the purposes of the AIM Rules.
Forward Looking Statements
Certain statements contained within the announcement are forward looking statements and are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about the potential returns of Ergomed plc (“Ergomed”) and industry and markets in which Ergomed operates, the Directors’ beliefs and assumptions made by the Directors. Words such as “expects”, “anticipates”, “should”, “intends”, “plans”, “believes”, “seeks”, “estimates”, “projects”, “pipeline” and variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward looking statements and expectations. These statements are not guarantees of future performance or the ability to identify and consummate investments and involve certain risks, uncertainties, outcomes of negotiations and due diligence and assumptions that are difficult to predict, qualify or quantify. Therefore, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed in such forward looking statements or expectations. Among the factors that could cause actual results to differ materially are: the general economic climate, competition, interest rate levels, loss of key personnel, the result of legal and commercial due diligence, the availability of financing on acceptable terms and changes in the legal or regulatory environment.
These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this announcement. Ergomed expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to disseminate any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in Ergomed’s expectations with regard thereto, any new information or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statements are based, unless required to do so by law or any appropriate regulatory authority.