Placing and Subscription to Raise Approximately £650,000
Hemogenyx Pharmaceuticals plc
(“Hemogenyx” or the “Company”)
Placing and Subscription to Raise Approximately £650,000
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Hemogenyx Pharmaceuticals plc (LSE: HEMO), the biopharmaceutical group developing new therapies and treatments for blood diseases, is pleased to announce that the Company has raised £648,200 (before expenses) through a placing and subscription of 36,011,116 ordinary shares of 1p each (the “Placing Shares”) at a price of 1.8p per share (the “Placing Price”). The Company has raised the maximum amount allowable under its existing authorities to issue shares for cash.
The funds raised will be used:
- to continue the development and in vivo testing of the Company’s Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) programmed T cells (HEMO-CAR-T) against Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), as recently announced;
- for the commercialisation of the Company’s ApbHC mouse model (advanced humanised mice);
- to pursue the development of protocols and treatments derived from the Company’s humanised mice, including work on auto-immune diseases such as (but not restricted to) its existing lupus project; and
- to provide additional working capital for the Company to progress its core CDX antibody collaboration and to support its various partnerships with other major pharmaceutical companies.
This is Hemogenyx’s first equity fundraise since the completion of the reverse takeover and listing in October 2017 and the Directors are very pleased with the considerable progress that has been achieved on limited resources. Work on the core CDX antibody project with the Company’s major pharmaceutical partner continues to progress with successful results achieved in further laboratory tests and with discussions ongoing as to its future development and funding. The separate development of a treatment for AML using HEMO-CAR-T has shown encouraging results to date and additional projects using the Company’s ApbHC mice are under development.
The Directors are greatly encouraged by the overall progress made both with the CDX antibody project and by the number and quality of the new developments arising from this original core work.
Sir Marc Feldman, Chairman, commented, “We are pleased to have raised these funds which will allow us to advance our product pipeline. It is gratifying to see the Company’s remarkable progress being recognised by investors and we see this as a vote of confidence in Hemogenyx. We welcome our new shareholders on board in the hope that they share and participate in the Company’s future development and success.”
Peter Redmond, a Non-Executive Director of the Company, is subscribing for 555,556 ordinary shares in the Placing. Following completion of the Placing, Mr Redmond will be interested in 5,596,270 ordinary shares representing 1.4% of the enlarged share capital.
The Company has raised £648,200 before expenses through the issue of the Placing Shares. An application has been made for the Placing Shares to be admitted to the Official List of the UK Listing Authority by way of a Standard Listing (“Admission”) and it is expected that Admission will become effective and that dealing in the Placing Shares will commence on or around 5 February 2020. The Placing Shares will rank pari passu with the existing ordinary shares of the Company.
Total Voting Rights
Following Admission, the enlarged issued share capital of the Company will comprise 397,253,969 ordinary shares of 1p each. No ordinary shares are held in Treasury. The total number of voting rights in the Company is therefore 397,253,969. The figure of 397,253,969 ordinary shares may be used by shareholders of the Company as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine if they are required to notify their investment in, or a change in their interest in, the share capital of the Company under the Financial Conduct Authority’s Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules.
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|a)||Description of the financial instrument||Ordinary shares of 1p of Hemogenyx Pharmaceuticals plc
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|b)||Nature of the transaction||Allotment of ordinary shares|
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|e)||Date of the transaction||30-01-2020|
|f)||Place of the transaction||London Stock Exchange
|Hemogenyx Pharmaceuticals plc||hemogenyx.com|
|Dr Vladislav Sandler, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founderemail@example.com|
|Sir Marc Feldmann, Chairman|
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About Hemogenyx Pharmaceuticals plc
Hemogenyx Pharmaceuticals plc (“Hemogenyx”) is a publicly traded company (LSE: HEMO) headquartered in London, with its wholly-owned US operating subsidiaries, Hemogenyx LLC and Immugenyx LLC, located at its state-of-the-art research facility in New York City and a wholly-owned Belgian operating subsidiary, Hemogenyx-Cell SPRL, located in Liège.
Hemogenyx is a pre-clinical stage biopharmaceutical group developing new medicines and treatments to bring the curative power of bone marrow transplantation to a greater number of patients suffering from otherwise incurable life-threatening diseases. Hemogenyx is developing several distinct and complementary product candidates, as well as a platform technology that it uses as an engine for novel product development.
For more than 50 years, bone marrow transplantation has been used to save the lives of patients suffering from blood diseases. The risks of toxicity and death that are associated with bone marrow transplantation, however, have meant that the procedure is restricted to use only as a last resort. Hemogenyx’s technology has the potential to enable many more patients suffering from devastating blood diseases such as leukemia and lymphoma, as well as severe autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, aplastic anemia and systemic lupus erythematosus (Lupus), to benefit from bone marrow transplantation.