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Ilika plc
25 March 2020

Ilika plc

("Ilika" or the "Company")


COVID-19 Update


Ilika (AIM: IKA), a pioneer in solid-state battery technology, takes this opportunity to provide an update on the actions we have taken to minimise the impact of the COVID-19 virus on our business.


In order to prioritise the safety of our staff, their families and our customers we are ensuring our compliance with UK Government directives to avoid non-essential travel and maximise home-working. Any employees falling into at-risk categories and those showing COVID-19 symptoms are following self-isolation procedures.


We are liaising with our supply chain partners to manage and mitigate the consequences of any localised business disruption.


Through the deployment of effective remote working practices, we are maintaining momentum with planned business discussions and are continuing to mature our commercial pipeline. The Company's pilot line at the University of Southampton has temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic but, given our ability to maintain essential existing operations and with the proposed third party fabrication facility expected to proceed as planned, on the basis of current Government guidance, we do not currently expect any material change to market expectations for the financial years ending 30th April 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023 to arise as a result of the pandemic.


Ilika's CEO Graeme Purdy, stated, "We have taken a proactive approach to managing the operational risks posed by COVID-19. In particular, we are ensuring continued momentum with our strategy of implementing a manufacturing route for our StereaxTM miniature batteries and also the development of our large format Goliath programme. I would like to extend my thanks to our loyal team of staff, partners, advisors and shareholders through these turbulent times."


For more information contact:


Ilika plc

Graeme Purdy, Chief Executive

Via Walbrook PR

Steve Boydell, Finance Director




Liberum Capital Limited

Tel: 020 3100 2000

Andrew Godber, Cameron Duncan, William Hall, Nikhil Varghese




Walbrook PR Ltd

Tel: 020 7933 8780 /

Tom Cooper

Mob: 0797 122 1972

Lianne Cawthorne

Mob: 07584 391 303

Nick Rome

Mob: 07748 325 236





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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 Liberum or by any of its affiliates or agents as to, or in relation to, the accuracy or completeness of this announcement or any other written or oral information made available to or publicly available to any interested party or its advisers, and any liability therefor is expressly disclaimed.


No statement in this announcement is intended to be a profit forecast or estimate, and no statement in this announcement should be interpreted to mean that earnings per share of the Company for the current or future financial years would necessarily match or exceed the historical published earnings per share of the Company.



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