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Shield Therapeutics PLC
28 June 2017
 

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT AND THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN IS RESTRICTED AND IS NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN OR INTO THE UNITED STATES, AUSTRALIA, CANADA, JAPAN, SOUTH AFRICA OR ANY OTHER STATE OR JURISDICTION IN WHICH SUCH RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION WOULD BE UNLAWFUL. PLEASE SEE THE IMPORTANT NOTICE AT THE END OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.

 

Shield Therapeutics plc

 

("Shield" or the "Company" or the "Group")

 

Admission of New Ordinary Shares

 

London, UK, 28 June 2017: Shield Therapeutics (LSE: STX), a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on secondary care, is pleased to announce that 7,967,205 new ordinary shares in the Company have today been admitted to trading on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange pursuant to the coordinated Warrant Exercise, Placing and Subscription (constituting the Fundraise) as announced on 15 June 2017.

 

The Company does not hold any shares in treasury. Therefore, there are now 116,102,621 ordinary shares in issue and 4,796,122 warrants still outstanding. These warrants are due to expire on 30 June 2017 (unless exercised prior to such date). The figures shown above may be used by shareholders as the denominators for the calculations by which they may determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or a change to their interest in, the Company under the FCA's Disclosure and Transparency Rules.

 

In addition to the warrants exercised as part of the Fundraise, as at close of business on 27 June 2017, the Company's registrar had received further warrant exercises in respect of 292,230 new ordinary shares, for aggregate gross subscription proceeds of £438,345. Admission of these additional ordinary shares will take place in accordance with the terms of the warrant instrument following expiry of the remaining warrants on 30 June 2017, along with any other new ordinary shares to be issued pursuant to any further warrant exercises between now and warrant expiry. The warrants being exercised are included in the figure of 4,796,122 warrants referred to above as being still outstanding.

 

Notes

 

All defined terms used in this announcement shall have the same meaning as defined in the Company's announcement published on 15 June 2017.

 

Enquiries

Shield Therapeutics plc

+44 (0)20 7186 8500 

Carl Sterritt, Chief Executive Officer

Joanne Estell, Chief Financial Officer

Karl Keegan, Director Corporate Development


 

Nominated Adviser, Joint Bookrunner and Joint Broker


 

+44 (0)20 3100 2222

Liberum Capital Limited


Christopher Britton

Steve Pearce

Jonathan Wilkes-Green

 

 

Joint Bookrunner and Joint Broker


+44 (0)20 7418 8900

Peel Hunt LLP



James Steel

Alastair Rae

Oliver Jackson



Financial PR Advisor

+44 (0) 203 709 5700

Consilium Strategic Communications


Mary-Jane Elliott

Matthew Neal


 

 

About Shield Therapeutics plc

Shield Therapeutics is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the commercialisation and development of late-stage, hospital-focused pharmaceuticals which address areas of unmet medical need.  Our clear purpose is to help our patients become people again, by enabling them to enjoy the things that make the difference in their everyday lives.  The Group has a marketed product, Feraccru®, for the treatment of iron deficiency anaemia (IDA) in adult patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) which has exclusive IP rights until the mid-2030's. In addition, the Group is developing PT20, a late-stage pharmaceutical for the treatment of systemic phosphate accumulation (hyperphosphatemia). Shield Therapeutics, headquartered in London, is listed on LSE's AIM under the ticker STX. For more information please visit www.shieldtx.com

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT AND THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN, IS FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY, IS NOT INTENDED TO AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE OR FORM PART OF ANY OFFER OR INVITATION TO PURCHASE OR SUBSCRIBE FOR, UNDERWRITE, SELL OR ISSUE OR THE SOLICITATION OF AN OFFER TO PURCHASE OR SUBSCRIBE, SELL, ACQUIRE, DISPOSE OF THE COMPANY'S ORDINARY SHARES OR ANY OTHER SECURITY IN THE UNITED STATES (INCLUDING ITS TERRITORIES AND POSSESSIONS, ANY STATE OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, COLLECTIVELY THE "UNITED STATES"), AUSTRALIA, CANADA, JAPAN OR SOUTH AFRICA OR IN ANY JURISDICTION IN WHICH, OR TO ANY PERSONS TO WHOM, SUCH OFFERING, SOLICITATION OR SALE WOULD BE UNLAWFUL.

The Company's ordinary shares have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act") or under the securities laws of any state or other jurisdiction of the United States, and may not be offered, sold or transferred, directly or indirectly, in or into the United States except pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act and in compliance with any applicable securities laws of any state or other jurisdiction of the United States. There will be no public offering of the Company's ordinary shares in the United States, the United Kingdom or elsewhere.

The relevant clearances have not been, and nor will they be, obtained from the securities commission of any province or territory of Canada; no prospectus has been lodged with, or registered by, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission or the Japanese Ministry of Finance; and the Company's ordinary shares have not been, and nor will they be, registered under or offered in compliance with the securities laws of any state, province or territory of Canada, Australia, Japan or South Africa. Accordingly, the Company's ordinary shares may not (unless an exemption under the relevant securities laws is applicable) be offered, sold, resold or delivered, directly or indirectly, in or into Canada, Australia, Japan or South Africa or any other jurisdiction outside the United Kingdom or to, or for the account or benefit of any national, resident or citizen of Australia, Japan or South Africa or to any investor located or resident in Canada.

Each of Liberum and Peel Hunt (together, the "Joint Bookrunners") is authorised and regulated in the United Kingdom by the Financial Conduct Authority and is acting exclusively for the Company in connection with the Placing and no one else and will not be responsible to anyone other than the Company for providing the protections afforded to its clients nor for providing advice to any other person in relation to the Placing and/or any other matter referred to in this announcement.

This announcement is being issued by and is the sole responsibility of the Company. No representation or warranty, express or implied, is or will be made as to, or in relation to, and no responsibility or liability is or will be accepted by the Joint Bookrunners (apart from the responsibilities or liabilities that may be imposed by the FSMA, as amended, or the regulatory regime established thereunder) or any of their respective affiliates or any of their respective directors, officers, employees, advisers, representatives or shareholders (collectively, "Representatives") for the contents of this announcement, or any other written or oral information made available to or publicly available to any interested party or its advisers, or any other statement made or purported to be made by or on behalf of the Joint Bookrunners or any of their respective affiliates or by any of their respective Representatives in connection with the Company, the Placing Shares or the Placing and any responsibility and liability whether arising in tort, contract or otherwise therefore is expressly disclaimed. The Joint Bookrunners and each of their respective affiliates and each of their respective Representatives accordingly disclaim all and any liability, whether arising in tort, contract or otherwise (save as referred to above) in respect of any statements or other information contained in this announcement and no representation or warranty, express or implied, is made by the Joint Bookrunners or any of their respective affiliates or any of their respective Representatives as to the accuracy, fairness, verification, completeness or sufficiency of the information contained in this announcement and nothing in this announcement is, or shall be relied upon as, a promise or representation in this respect, whether as to the past or future.

The new ordinary shares to be issued pursuant to the Warrant Exercise, Placing and Subscription will not be admitted to trading on any stock exchange other than the AIM market operated by the London Stock Exchange.

Neither the content of the Company's website nor any website accessible by hyperlinks on the Company's website is incorporated in, or forms part of, this announcement.


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