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Deltex Medical Group PLC
13 June 2018
 

13 June 2018

 

Deltex Medical Group plc
("Deltex" or the "Company" or the "Group")

Directorate change

Appointment of new Chief Executive

 

Deltex Medical Group plc (AIM: DEMG), the global leader in Oesophageal Doppler Monitoring, announces that Ewan Phillips has resigned as Chief Executive and as a Director of the Company with immediate effect.

Mr. Phillips recently approached Deltex's Chairman indicating that he had concluded that it was now time for a change in leadership to guide the Group through its next stage of development. After leading the Group for a number of years, he felt that Deltex was now well-positioned following the successful fund raising in February 2018, recent cost reductions, the launch of the TrueVue platform, the recently published FEDORA study and repositioning of both its core clinical and health economic propositions.

Andy Mears, who is currently the Managing Director of Deltex Medical Limited, the Group's principal operating subsidiary, has been appointed as the Group's new Chief Executive and a Director of the Company. The Board appointment is subject to completion of certain regulatory formalities.

Mr. Mears, aged 49, started at Deltex as an engineer in 1989 and has worked in a number of operational roles in the Group. Within his current role, he has responsibility for international sales and Deltex's Key Opinion Leader development programmes.

Mr Mears has a beneficial interest in 547,586 ordinary shares and also holds the following options over ordinary shares of the Company:

 

Date of
award

Number of shares

Exercise price
(p)

Exercisable
from:

Exercisable
until:

1 July 2008

125,000

18.50

1 July 2011

30 June 2018

12 June 2009

125,000

12.75

12 June 2012

11 June 2019

27 September 2011

300,000

17.25

27 September 2014

26 September 2021

10 October 2012

150,000

24.00

10 October 2015

9 October 2022

10 June 2015

375,000

11.00

10 June 2018

9 June 2025

21 September 2017

1,562,500

4.00

21 September 2020

20 September 2027

 

There are no further matters relating to the appointment of Andrew Jonathan Mears as a Director of the Company requiring disclosure under AIM Rule 17 and Schedule Two, paragraphs (g) (ii) - (viii) of the AIM Rules for Companies.

 

AGM

The Company is holding its Annual General Meeting ("AGM") on 20 June 2018 and will release an AGM statement that day.

As indicated in the preliminary results published on 9 May 2018, the Group saw its revenues held back in Q1 2018. Notwithstanding improved trading in April, the Board now expects that the revenues for the first half of 2018 will be lower than in H1 2017.

 

Nigel Keen, Chairman of Deltex, said:

"On behalf of the Board, I want to thank Ewan Phillips for his work and dedication to Deltex over the last 17 years, the second half of these as Chief Executive. During this time the Group has expanded significantly the evidence base which demonstrates the superior data generated for clinicians by Deltex's oesophageal doppler monitoring technology and shifted its focus from the UK to the US and other export markets.

"The fund raising earlier this year and the impressive scientific data from the recently published FEDORA study means that, notwithstanding a subdued first half, the Group has a robust platform to build on to move to the next stage of its development.

"I am delighted that Andy Mears has accepted the role of Chief Executive and I look forward to working closely with him to drive forwards the recently launched TrueVue platform from an improved financial footing."

 

 

Deltex Medical Group plc                            

01243 774 837

investorinfo@Deltexmedical.com

Nigel Keen, Chairman                

 

Andy Mears, Chief Executive   

 

Jonathan Shaw, Group Finance Director

 

 

 

Nominated Adviser & Broker

 

Arden Partners plc

020 7614 5900

 

Chris Hardie

Ciaran Walsh

 

 

 

Joint Broker

 

Turner Pope Investments (TPI) Ltd

0203 621 4120

info@turnerpope.com

Andy Thacker

 

 

Financial Public Relations

 

IFC Advisory Ltd

0203 934 6630

 

Tim Metcalfe

Graham Herring

Heather Armstrong

 

 

 Notes for Editors

 

Deltex Medical manufactures and markets haemodynamic monitoring technologies. Deltex Medical's proprietary ODM (TrueVueTM Doppler) is the only technology to measure blood flow in the central circulation in real time. Minimally invasive, easy to set up and quick to focus, the technology generates a low-frequency ultrasound signal, which is highly sensitive to changes in flow and measures them immediately. Deltex has been the only group in the enhanced haemodynamic space to build a robust and credible evidence base proving the clinical and economic benefits of its core technology, TrueVueTM Doppler, which is proven to reduce complications suffered by patients after surgery and save hospitals the costs of treating those complications.

 

Deltex Medical's TrueVueTM System on the CardioQ-ODM+ monitor platform also now provides clinicians with two further advanced haemodynamic monitoring technologies. High Definition Impedance Cardiography is an entirely non-invasive monitoring technology which creates an electrical field across the chest and measures the disruption to this field when the heart pumps blood. Pulse Pressure Waveform Analysis uses peripheral blood pressure signal analysis to give doctors information on changes in the circulation and is particularly suited to monitoring lower risk or haemodynamically stable patients.

 

Group goal

 

Haemodynamic management is now becoming widely accepted as an important major new medical modality. Consequently, the Group's focus is on maximising value from the opportunities presented, as enhanced haemodynamic management is adopted into routine clinical practice around the world. The Group aims to provide clinicians with a single platform, a 'haemodynamic workstation', which offers them a range of technologies from simple to sophisticated to be deployed according to the patient's condition as well as the skill and expertise of the user. Doing this will enable the Group to partner healthcare providers to support modern haemodynamic management across the whole hospital.

 

The Group is currently in the implementation phase of achieving this goal in a number of territories worldwide, operating directly in the UK, USA, Spain and Canada and through distribution arrangements in a further 30 countries.


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