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Placing to Raise US$4.2 million

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Hemogenyx Pharmaceuticals plc

(“Hemogenyx Pharmaceuticals” or the “Company”)

 

Placing to Raise US$4.2 million

 

Hemogenyx Pharmaceuticals plc (LSE: HEMO), the biopharmaceutical group developing new therapies and treatments for blood diseases, is pleased to announce that it has successfully raised US$4.2 million (£3.325 million) before expenses through the allotment and issue of 166,250,000 new ordinary shares at 2 pence per share (the “Placing”, “Placing Shares”).

The net proceeds from the Placing will be used to facilitate the development of the Company’s Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-cells (“HEMO-CAR-T”) for the treatment of acute myeloid leukaemia (“AML”). As announced on 9 February 2024, the Company was informed by the U.S. Federal Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) that it had lifted the clinical hold on the Investigational New Drug (“IND”) application for HEMO-CAR-T for the treatment of AML. The funds have been raised to allow the Company to progress HEMO-CAR-T to phase 1 clinical trials.

An application is being made to the London Stock Exchange Main Market and admission of the Placing Shares to trading is expected on or around 6 March 2024 (“Admission”). The Placing Shares will rank pari passu with the existing ordinary shares in the Company.

Dr Vladislav Sandler, CEO & Co-Founder of Hemogenyx Pharmaceuticals, commented:

“We are extremely pleased to have raised these funds to allow us to progress our lead asset, HEMO-CAR-T, to clinical trials. This is a key development that represents the progression of Hemogenyx Pharmaceuticals to become a clinical stage company and the fundraise was crucial to enable us to progress toward clinical trials, the essential next step for the development of HEMO-CAR-T. I would like to thank new and existing shareholders for their support and for contributing to this sizeable fundraise in difficult market conditions. The recent lifting of the clinical hold by the FDA on our HEMO-CAR-T programme followed a great effort from everyone at Hemogenyx Pharmaceuticals for which I am very grateful.”

 

Total Voting Rights

For the purpose of the Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules, following Admission the enlarged issued share capital of the Company will comprise 1,341,815,988 ordinary shares. The Company does not hold any shares in treasury. The above figure may be used by shareholders 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 Company, under the Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules.

 

For the purposes of UK MAR, the person responsible for arranging for the release of this Announcement on behalf of the Company is Dr Vladislav Sandler, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder.

 

Enquiries:

Hemogenyx Pharmaceuticals plc https://hemogenyx.com
Dr Vladislav Sandler, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder headquarters@hemogenyx.com
Peter Redmond, Director peter.redmond@hemogenyx.com
SP Angel Corporate Finance LLP Tel: +44 (0)20 3470 0470
Matthew Johnson, Vadim Alexandre, Adam Cowl
Peterhouse Capital Limited Tel: +44 (0)20 7469 0930
Lucy Williams, Duncan Vasey, Charles Goodfellow

 

About Hemogenyx Pharmaceuticals plc

Hemogenyx Pharmaceuticals is a publicly traded company (LSE: HEMO) headquartered in London, with its US operating subsidiaries, Hemogenyx Pharmaceuticals LLC and Immugenyx LLC, located in New York City at its state-of-the-art research facility.

The Company is a pre-clinical stage biopharmaceutical group developing new medicines and treatments to treat blood and autoimmune disease and to bring the curative power of bone marrow transplantation to a greater number of patients suffering from otherwise incurable life-threatening diseases. Hemogenyx Pharmaceuticals is developing several distinct and complementary product candidates, as well as platform technologies that it uses as engines for novel product development.

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