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C4X Discovery Holdings PLC Result of Placing to Raise GBP5.7 million

11/08/2022 12:43pm

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C4X Discovery Holdings PLC

11 August 2022

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT AND THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN IT, IS RESTRICTED AND IS NOT FOR PUBLICATION, DISTRIBUTION OR RELEASE, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, IN OR INTO OR FROM THE UNITED STATES, CANADA, AUSTRALIA, JAPAN, THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA, NEW ZEALAND OR IN ANY OTHER STATE OR JURISDICTION WHERE TO DO SO WOULD CONSTITUTE A VIOLATION OF THE RELEVANT LAWS OR REGULATIONS OF THAT JURISDICTION. THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS NOT AN OFFER TO SELL OR A SOLICITATION TO BUY SECURITIES IN ANY JURISDICTION, INCLUDING THE UNITED STATES, CANADA, AUSTRALIA, JAPAN, THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA AND NEW ZEALAND. NEITHER THIS ANNOUNCEMENT NOR ANYTHING CONTAINED HEREIN SHALL FORM THE BASIS OF, OR BE RELIED UPON IN CONNECTION WITH, ANY OFFER OR COMMITMENT WHATSOEVER IN ANY JURISDICTION.

THE INFORMATION CONTAINED WITHIN THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS DEEMED BY THE COMPANY TO CONSTITUTE INSIDE INFORMATION AS STIPULATED UNDER ARTICLE 7 OF THE EU REGULATION 596/2014 AS IT FORMS PART OF THE UK LAW BY VIRTUE OF THE EUROPEAN UNION (WITHDRAWAL) ACT 2018 ("MAR").

C4X Discovery Holdings plc

("C4XD", "C4X Discovery" or the "Company")

Result of Placing to Raise GBP5.7 million

Further strengthened balance sheet supports pipeline of high value out-licensing opportunities

11 August 2022 - C4X Discovery Holdings plc (AIM: C4XD), a pioneering Drug Discovery company, is pleased to announce the completion of the Placing, announced earlier today (the "Launch Announcement"). The Placing was oversubscribed. An aggregate of 22,781,200 Placing Shares have been successfully placed by Panmure Gordon with institutional investors at an Issue Price of 25 pence per ordinary share to raise a total of GBP5.7 million for the Company (before expenses). The Placing Shares represent approximately 9.9 per cent. of the existing ordinary share capital of the Company prior to the Placing.

The net proceeds from the Placing will be used to strengthen the Company's balance sheet as partnering discussions progress and provide working capital to continue to develop the Company's portfolio of early-stage, high-value small molecule programmes . The net proceeds of the Placing are expected to provide the Company with at least twelve months working capital.

Commenting on the placing, Clive Dix, CEO of C4X Discovery, said: "We thank our shareholders for their continued support. This funding round, led by long-term investor, Polar Capital, further strengthens C4XD's balance sheet and is an endorsement of the great work we are doing across our pipeline of early-stage, high value small molecules intended for out-licensing to the pharmaceutical industry ."

Admission and settlement

Completion of the Placing remains subject to, inter alia, the Admission of the Placing Shares to trading on AIM. Application will be made to the London Stock Exchange for admission of the Placing Shares to trading on AIM. The Placing Shares will be issued pursuant to the existing authorities approved at the Company's annual general meeting held on 18 January 2022. It is expected that: (i) First Admission will occur, and that dealings in the EIS/VCT Placing Shares subscribed for pursuant to the EIS/VCT Placing of 3,000,000 Ordinary Shares will commence, at 8.00 a.m. on 15 August 2022; and (ii) General Admission will occur, and that dealings in the General Placing Shares of 19,781,200 Ordinary Shares will commence, at 8.00 a.m. on 16 August 2022. Upon Admission, the Enlarged Share Capital is expected to be 252,013,172 Ordinary Shares. On this basis, the Placing Shares will represent approximately 9.0 per cent. of the Enlarged Share Capital.

Related Party Transaction

As part of the Placing, Polar Capital Biotechnology Fund] ("Polar"), a substantial shareholder of the Company, and therefore a Related Party as defined by the AIM Rules, has subscribed for a total of 12,000,000 Placing Share at the Issue Price of 25 pence. Following completion of the Placing, Polar will have an aggregate interest in 42,000,000 Ordinary Shares, representing approximately 16.7 per cent. of the Enlarged Share Capital.

The independent Directors for the purpose of the Placing, being all of the Directors of the Company, having consulted with the Company's nominated adviser, Panmure Gordon, consider that the terms of the related party transaction are fair and reasonable insofar as the Shareholders are concerned.

The capitalised terms used in this announcement have the same meanings as in the Launch Announcement published by the Company at 7.00 a.m. today unless otherwise stated.

The person responsible for arranging the release of this Announcement on behalf of the Company is Bradley Richard Hoy, a director of the Company.

For further information, please contact:

 
 C4X Discovery Holdings 
 Mo Noonan, Communications                    +44 (0)787 6444977 
 
 Panmure Gordon (UK) Limited (NOMAD and 
  Broker) 
 Freddy Crossley, Emma Earl, Mark Rogers 
  (Corporate Finance)                         +44 (0)20 7886 2500 
 Rupert Dearden (Corporate Broking) 
 
 C4X Discovery Media - Consilium Strategic 
  Communications 
 Mary-Jane Elliott, Chris Gardner, Matthew 
  Neal                                        +44 (0)203 709 5700 
 
 

About C4X Discovery

C4X Discovery ("C4XD") is a pioneering Drug Discovery company combining scientific expertise with cutting-edge Drug Discovery technologies to efficiently deliver world leading medicines, which are developed by our partners for the benefit of patients. We have a highly valuable and differentiated approach to Drug Discovery through our enhanced DNA-based target identification and candidate molecule design capabilities, generating small molecule drug candidates across multiple disease areas including inflammation, oncology, neurodegeneration and addictive disorders. Our commercially attractive portfolio ranges from early-stage novel target opportunities to late-stage Drug Discovery programmes ready for out-licensing to partners and we have two commercially partnered programmes with one candidate in clinical development.

We collaborate with leading pharmaceutical and life sciences companies to enrich our expertise and take our assets through pre-clinical and clinical development. Through early-stage revenue-generating licensing deals, we realise returns from our high value pre-clinical assets which are reinvested to maximise the value of our Drug Discovery portfolio.

For additional information please go to: www.c4xdiscovery.com

IMPORTANT NOTICES

This Announcement has been issued by, and is the sole responsibility of, the Company. The distribution of this announcement or any information contained in it, and the offering or sale of securities in jurisdictions other than the United Kingdom may be restricted by law, and therefore persons coming into possession of this announcement and/or any related communications should inform themselves about and observe such restrictions. Any failure to comply with such restrictions may constitute a violation of the securities law of any such jurisdiction.

No prospectus will be made available in connection with the matters contained in this announcement and no such prospectus is required (in accordance with the Prospectus Regulation (EU) 2017/1129) to be published.

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 Panmure Gordon nor any of its affiliates or agents (or any of their respective directors, officers, employees or advisers) for the contents of the information contained in 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 Panmure Gordon or any of its affiliates 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. Panmure Gordon and its affiliates 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 Panmure Gordon or any of its affiliates 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.

This announcement does not identify or suggest, or purport to identify or suggest, the risks (direct or indirect) that may be associated with an investment in the Placing Shares. Any investment decision to buy Placing Shares in connection with the Placing must be made solely on the basis of publicly available information, which has not been independently verified by Panmure Gordon.

The Placing Shares to be issued pursuant to the Placing will not be admitted to trading on any stock exchange other than the London Stock Exchange.

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

By participating in the Placing, each person who is invited to and who chooses to participate in the Placing (a "Placee") by making an oral and legally binding offer to acquire the Placing Shares will be deemed to have read and understood this Announcement in its entirety (including the appendices) and to be making such offer on the terms and subject to the conditions herein, and to be providing the representations, warranties and acknowledgements contained in the appendices.

Members of the public are not eligible to take part in the Placing and no public offering of securities will be made.

The content of this Announcement has not been approved by an authorised person within the meaning of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (as amended).

This Announcement is for information purposes only and is directed only at: (a) persons in member states of the European Economic Area who are qualified investors ("qualified investors") as defined in Article (2)(e) of Regulation EU/2017/1129 (the "Prospectus Regulation"); and (b) in the United Kingdom, qualified investors who are persons (1) who have professional experience in matters relating to investments falling within Article 19(1) (Investment Professionals) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005 (as amended) (the "Order"); (2) falling within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) (High net worth companies, unincorporated associations, etc.) of the Order; or (3) other persons to whom it may otherwise lawfully be communicated without being accompanied by any further statements and/or warnings required by the Order and not included in this Announcement (all such persons together being referred to as "Relevant Persons").

This Announcement must not be acted on or relied on by persons who are not Relevant Persons. Any investment or investment activity to which this Announcement or the Placing relates is available only to Relevant Persons and will be engaged in only with Relevant Persons. As regards all persons other than Relevant Persons, the details of the Placing set out in this Announcement are for information purposes only.

Panmure Gordon (UK) Limited, which is authorised and regulated in the United Kingdom by the Financial Conduct Authority (the "FCA"), is acting as Nominated Adviser and broker to the Company and no one else for the purposes of the AIM Rules for Companies and the AIM Rules for Nominated Advisers in connection with the Placing. Accordingly, it will not be responsible to any person other than the Company for providing the regulatory and legal protections afforded to customers of Panmure Gordon (UK) Limited or for advising any other person on the contents of this Announcement or any matter, transaction or arrangement referred to in it.

This Announcement may not be published, distributed, forwarded or transmitted directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, in or into the United States. These materials do not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, securities in the United States.

This Announcement and the information contained herein are not for publication or distribution in the United States or to any U.S. person ("US Person") within the meaning of Regulation S ("Regulation S") under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"). Any failure to comply with this restriction may constitute a violation of United States securities laws.

The Placing Shares (or any part thereof) described in this Announcement have not been, and will not be, registered under the Securities Act or under the securities laws of any state or other jurisdiction of the United States, and may not be offered, sold, resold, transferred or delivered, directly or indirectly, within, in or into the United States or to any US Person, unless registered under the Securities Act or conducted 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. The Placing Shares are being offered and sold solely outside of the United States in offshore transactions in accordance with Regulation S to investors who are not US Persons. There will be no public offering of the Placing Shares in the United States, the United Kingdom or elsewhere.

Furthermore, the Placing Shares (or any part thereof) have not been and will not be registered under the applicable laws of any of Canada, Australia, Japan, the Republic of South Africa, New Zealand or of any other jurisdiction where to do so would be unlawful and, consequently, may not be offered or sold to any national, resident or citizen thereof. The distribution of this Announcement and the Placing of the Placing Shares as set out in this Announcement in certain jurisdictions may be restricted by law. No action has been taken that would permit an offering of such shares or possession or distribution of this Announcement or any other offering or publicity material relating to such securities in any jurisdictions where action for that purpose is required. Persons into whose possession this Announcement comes are required to inform themselves about, and to observe, such restrictions. Any failure to comply with the applicable restrictions may constitute a violation of the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This Announcement contains (or may contain) certain forward-looking statements with respect to certain of the Company's plans and its current goals and expectations relating to its future financial condition and performance and which involve a number of risks and uncertainties. The Company cautions readers that no forward-looking statement is a guarantee of future performance and that actual results (including the outcome of collaborations and commercial discussions) could differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements can be identified by the fact that they do not relate only to historical or current facts. Forward-looking statements sometimes use words such as "aim", "anticipate", "target", "expect", "estimate", "intend", "plan", "goal", "believe", "predict" or other words of similar meaning. Examples of forward-looking statements include, amongst others, statements regarding or which make assumptions in respect of the planned use of the proceeds of the Placing, the liquidity position of the Company and its subsidiaries ("the Group"), the future performance of the Group, future foreign exchange rates, interest rates and currency controls, the future political and fiscal regimes in the overseas markets in which the Group operates, the Group's future financial position, plans and objectives for future operations and any other statements that are not historical fact. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve risk and uncertainty because they relate to future events and circumstances, including, but not limited to, economic and business conditions, the effects of continued volatility in credit markets, market-related risks such as changes in interest rates and foreign exchange rates, the policies and actions of governmental and regulatory authorities, changes in legislation, the further development of standards and interpretations under International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS") applicable to past, current and future periods, evolving practices with regard to the interpretation and application of standards under IFRS, the outcome of pending and future litigation or regulatory investigations, the success of future acquisitions and other strategic transactions and the impact of competition. A number of these factors are beyond the Company's control. As a result, the Company's actual future results may differ materially from the plans, goals, and expectations set forth in the Company's forward-looking statements. Any forward-looking statements made in this Announcement by or on behalf of the Company speak only as of the date they are made. These forward-looking statements reflect the Company's judgement at the date of this Announcement and are not intended to give any assurance as to future results. Except as required by the FCA, the London Stock Exchange, the AIM Rules or applicable law, the Company expressly disclaims, and none of the Company, Panmure or any of their respective directors, officers, employees, agents, affiliates or advisers assumes, any responsibility or obligation or undertaking to update, amend, revise, release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward looking statements contained in this Announcement to reflect any changes in the Company's expectations with regard thereto or any changes in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based. No statement in this announcement is or is intended to be a profit forecast or profit estimate or to imply that the earnings of the Company for the current or future financial years will necessarily match or exceed the historical or published earnings of the Company. Past performance of the Company cannot be relied on as a guide to future performance and persons reading this announcement are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements.

This Announcement does not constitute a recommendation concerning any investors' options with respect to the Placing. Investors and prospective investors should conduct their own investigation, analysis and evaluation of the business and data. The price and value of securities can go down as well as up. Past performance is not a guide to future performance. The contents of this Announcement are not to be construed as legal, business, financial or tax advice. Each investor or prospective investor should consult his, her or its own legal adviser, business adviser, financial adviser or tax adviser for legal, financial, business or tax advice.

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