Source - LSE Regulatory
RNS Number : 4361R
Synairgen plc
06 July 2022
 


 


Synairgen plc

('Synairgen' or the 'Company')

Grant of Options

 


Southampton, UK - 6 July 2022: Synairgen plc (LSE: SNG), the respiratory company developing SNG001, an investigational formulation for inhalation containing the broad-spectrum antiviral protein interferon beta, announces that on 5 July 2022 the Board of Synairgen granted options ('Options') over 6,407,130 ordinary shares of one pence each in the capital of the Company ('Ordinary Shares') at an exercise price of one pence per Ordinary Share. The Options represent in aggregate 3.18 per cent. of the Company's issued share capital. 

Following this grant, Synairgen has 14,891,262 options in issue, representing 7.39 per cent. of the Company's issued share capital.

Certain Options were issued to Directors of the Company and Persons Discharging Managerial Responsibilities ('PDMR'):


Options issued      5 July 2022

Total options

Ordinary shares

Total interest

Percentage holding of fully diluted share capital

Directors






Richard Marsden1

534,482

2,813,995

995,771

3,809,766

1.76%

Dr. Phillip Monk

387,931

2,034,254

423,934

2,458,188

1.14%

John Ward

387,931

2,160,889

734,092

2,894,981

1.34%

PDMRs






Jody Brookes

515,000

979,166

-

979,166

0.45%

Brooke Clarke2

515,000

628,636

8,520

637,156

0.29%

Richard Francis

515,000

628,636

-

628,636

0.29%

Richard Hennings

515,000

757,568

-

757,568

0.35%

Gareth Walters

515,000

635,779

-

635,779

0.29%

 

1.   Richard Marsden's shareholding includes 184,821 shares held in his pension plan.

2.   Brooke Clarke's shareholding is held by her spouse.

 

The Options are issued under the Company's Long Term Incentive Plan and are exercisable up to 4 July 2032, subject to the achievement of appropriate performance criteria which match the criteria for the 2021 award as set out on page 24 of the 2021 annual report.

This announcement contains inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 ('MAR')

For further enquiries, please contact:

Synairgen plc

Brooke Clarke, Head of Communications

Media@synairgen.com

Tel: + 44 (0) 23 8051 2800

 

finnCap (NOMAD and Joint Broker)

Geoff Nash, Kate Bannatyne, Charlie Beeson (Corporate Finance)

Alice Lane, Sunil de Silva (ECM)

Tel: + 44 (0) 20 7220 0500

 

Numis Securities Limited (Joint Broker)

James Black, Freddie Barnfield, Duncan Monteith

Tel: + 44 (0) 20 7260 1000

 

Consilium Strategic Communications (Financial Media and Investor Relations)

Mary-Jane Elliott, Namrata Taak, Lucy Featherstone

cscsynairgen@consilium-comms.com

Tel: +44 (0) 20 3709 5700

 

MKC STRATEGIES, LLC (US Media Relations)

Mary Conway

MConway@MKCStrategies.com  

Tel: +1 516-606-6545

 

Notes for Editors

About Synairgen

Synairgen is a UK-based respiratory company focused on drug discovery, development and commercialisation. The Company's primary focus is developing SNG001 (inhaled interferon beta) for the treatment of severe viral lung infections, including COVID-19, as potentially the first host-targeted, broad-spectrum antiviral treatment delivered directly into the lungs. SNG001 has been granted Fast Track status from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Founded by University of Southampton Professors Sir Stephen Holgate, Donna Davies and Ratko Djukanovic in 2003, Synairgen is quoted on AIM (LSE: SNG). For more information about Synairgen, please see www.synairgen.com.

 

1.

Details of Persons Discharging Managerial Responsibilities ('PDMR') / person closely associated with them ('PCA')

a)

Name

Richard Marsden

2.

Reason for notification

a)

Position / status

Chief Executive Officer

b)

Initial notification / amendment

Initial Notification

3.

Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor

a)

Name

Synairgen plc

b)

LEI

213800IMMTOPPDF8HD24

4.

Details of the transaction(s):

a)

Description of the financial instrument

 

Identification code

 

Options over ordinary shares of 1p each

 

 

GB00B0381Z20

b)

Nature of the transaction

Award of Options under the Company's share plans

c)

Price(s) and volume(s)

534,482 Options awarded

d)

Aggregated information

Aggregated volume Price

n/a

e)

Date of the transaction

5 July 2022

f)

Place of the transaction

Outside a trading venue

 

 

1.

Details of Persons Discharging Managerial Responsibilities ('PDMR') / person closely associated with them ('PCA')

a)

Name

Dr Phillip Monk

2.

Reason for notification

a)

Position / status

Chief Scientific Officer

b)

Initial notification / amendment

Initial Notification

3.

Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor

a)

Name

Synairgen plc

b)

LEI

213800IMMTOPPDF8HD24

4.

Details of the transaction(s):

a)

Description of the financial instrument

 

Identification code

 

Options over ordinary shares of 1p each

 

 

GB00B0381Z20

b)

Nature of the transaction

Award of Options under the Company's share plans

c)

Price(s) and volume(s)

387,931 Options awarded

 

d)

Aggregated information

Aggregated volume Price

n/a

e)

Date of the transaction

5 July 2022

f)

Place of the transaction

Outside a trading venue

 

1.

Details of Persons Discharging Managerial Responsibilities ('PDMR') / person closely associated with them ('PCA')

a)

Name

John Ward

2.

Reason for notification

a)

Position / status

Chief Financial Officer

b)

Initial notification / amendment

Initial Notification

3.

Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor

a)

Name

Synairgen plc

b)

LEI

213800IMMTOPPDF8HD24

4.

Details of the transaction(s):

a)

Description of the financial instrument

 Identification code

 

Options over ordinary shares of 1p each

 

 

GB00B0381Z20

b)

Nature of the transaction

Award of Options under the Company's share plans 

c)

Price(s) and volume(s)

 387,931 Options awarded

 

d)

Aggregated information

Aggregated volume Price

n/a

e)

Date of the transaction

5 July 2022

f)

Place of the transaction

Outside a trading venue

 

1.

Details of Persons Discharging Managerial Responsibilities ('PDMR') / person closely associated with them ('PCA')

a)

Name

Jody Brookes

2.

Reason for notification

a)

Position / status

Head of Clinical Operations

b)

Initial notification / amendment

Initial Notification

3.

Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor

a)

Name

Synairgen plc

b)

LEI

213800IMMTOPPDF8HD24

4.

Details of the transaction(s):

a)

Description of the financial instrument

 

Identification code

 

Options over ordinary shares of 1p each

 

 

GB00B0381Z20

b)

Nature of the transaction

Award of Options under the Company's share plans

c)

Price(s) and volume(s)

 515,000 Options awarded

 

d)

Aggregated information

Aggregated volume Price

n/a

e)

Date of the transaction

5 July 2022

f)

Place of the transaction

Outside a trading venue

 

1.

Details of Persons Discharging Managerial Responsibilities ('PDMR') / person closely associated with them ('PCA')

a)

Name

Brooke Clarke

2.

Reason for notification

a)

Position / status

Head of Communications

b)

Initial notification / amendment

Initial Notification

3.

Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor

a)

Name

Synairgen plc

b)

LEI

213800IMMTOPPDF8HD24

4.

Details of the transaction(s):

a)

Description of the financial instrument

 

Identification code

 

Options over ordinary shares of 1p each

 

 

GB00B0381Z20

b)

Nature of the transaction

Award of Options under the Company's share plans 

c)

Price(s) and volume(s)

 515,000 Options awarded

 

d)

Aggregated information

Aggregated volume Price

n/a

e)

Date of the transaction

5 July 2022

f)

Place of the transaction

Outside a trading venue

 

1.

Details of Persons Discharging Managerial Responsibilities ('PDMR') / person closely associated with them ('PCA')

a)

Name

Richard Francis

2.

Reason for notification

a)

Position / status

Head of CMC

b)

Initial notification / amendment

Initial Notification

3.

Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor

a)

Name

Synairgen plc

b)

LEI

213800IMMTOPPDF8HD24

4.

Details of the transaction(s):

a)

Description of the financial instrument

 

Identification code

 

Options over ordinary shares of 1p each

 

 

GB00B0381Z20

b)

Nature of the transaction

Award of Options under the Company's share plans 

c)

Price(s) and volume(s)

 515,000 Options awarded

 

d)

Aggregated information

Aggregated volume Price

n/a

e)

Date of the transaction

5 July 2022

f)

Place of the transaction

Outside a trading venue

 

1.

Details of Persons Discharging Managerial Responsibilities ('PDMR') / person closely associated with them ('PCA')

a)

Name

Richard Hennings

2.

Reason for notification

a)

Position / status

Chief Commercial Officer

b)

Initial notification / amendment

Initial Notification

3.

Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor

a)

Name

Synairgen plc

b)

LEI

213800IMMTOPPDF8HD24

4.

Details of the transaction(s):

a)

Description of the financial instrument

 

Identification code

 

Options over ordinary shares of 1p each

 

 

GB00B0381Z20

b)

Nature of the transaction

Award of Options under the Company's share plans 

c)

Price(s) and volume(s)

 515,000 Options awarded

 

d)

Aggregated information

Aggregated volume Price

n/a

e)

Date of the transaction

5 July 2022

f)

Place of the transaction

Outside a trading venue

 

1.

Details of Persons Discharging Managerial Responsibilities ('PDMR') / person closely associated with them ('PCA')

a)

Name

Gareth Walters

2.

Reason for notification

a)

Position / status

Chief Regulatory Officer

b)

Initial notification / amendment

Initial Notification

3.

Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor

a)

Name

Synairgen plc

b)

LEI

213800IMMTOPPDF8HD24

4.

Details of the transaction(s):

a)

Description of the financial instrument

 

Identification code

 

Options over ordinary shares of 1p each

 

 

GB00B0381Z20

b)

Nature of the transaction

Award of Options under the Company's share plans 

c)

Price(s) and volume(s)

 515,000 Options awarded

 

d)

Aggregated information

Aggregated volume Price

n/a

e)

Date of the transaction

5 July 2022

f)

Place of the transaction

Outside a trading venue

 

 

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