Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Summit Therapeutics Plc LSE:SUMM London Ordinary Share GB00BN40HZ01 ORD 1P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  0.00 0.0% 20.50 18.00 23.00 20.50 19.00 20.50 653,690 11:00:45
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology 43.1 5.0 9.2 2.2 69

Summit Therapeutics plc Result Of General Meeting

23/12/2019 12:00pm

UK Regulatory (RNS & others)


 
TIDMSUMM 
 
   Summit Therapeutics plc 
 
   ("Summit Therapeutics" or the "Company") 
 
   Result of General Meeting, Admission of Fundraising Shares and 
Directorate Changes 
 
   Oxford, UK, and Cambridge, MA, US, 23 December 2019 - Summit 
Therapeutics (AIM: SUMM, NASDAQ: SMMT), a leader in antibiotic 
innovation, announces that at a general meeting of the Company held 
today in London, in connection with the proposed subscription and 
placing of new ordinary shares to raise approximately $50 million 
announced by the Company on 6 December 2019 (the "Fundraising"), all of 
the resolutions were duly approved by shareholders by way of a poll. 
Completion of the Fundraising is expected to occur on 24 December 2019. 
 
   As announced separately on 19 December 2019, application has been made 
for the 166,157,050 new ordinary shares issued in connection with the 
subscription and 9,221,400 new ordinary shares issued in connection with 
the placing, to be admitted to trading on AIM, on 24 December 2019 
("Admission"). Immediately following Admission, the Company will have a 
total of 335,873,208 ordinary shares in issue. 
 
   Upon completion of the Fundraising, the proposed restructured board of 
directors (the "Board") will become effective. Specifically, Mr Robert 
W. Duggan, Mr Manmeet Soni, Dr Elaine Stracker and Dr Ventzislav 
Stefanov will join the Board as non-executive directors, and Dr Frank 
Armstrong, Mr Leopoldo Zambeletti and Mr David Wurzer are stepping down 
from the Board. Mr Glyn Edwards will take up his role of Chairman in 
addition to his existing role as Chief Executive Officer. 
 
   The cancellation of the Company's ordinary shares to trading on AIM 
("AIM Delisting") is expected to be effective from 7.00 am on 24 
February 2020. The Company's American Depositary Shares ('ADSs') will 
remain listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market where one ADS is represented by 
five ordinary shares. 
 
   Full details of the General Meeting poll results are set out at the foot 
of this announcement.  The poll results and details of proxy votes 
lodged before the meeting will also be available shortly on the 
Company's website: 
https://www.globenewswire.com/Tracker?data=QT6M6i5F7-kb29L5TfpsylNLYS3Qk0mwqRcdg4psZmd3MYB8BO8SYxc-pUQ-tTFgqCAnw9ZLzWu0NgC_NpzDT553xPK2wzJpis2bV1V6UJo= 
www.summitplc.com. 
 
   This announcement contains inside information for the purposes of 
Article 7 of EU Regulation 596/2014. The person responsible for 
arranging for the release of this announcement on behalf of the Company 
is Richard Pye, Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate 
Affairs. 
 
   About Summit Therapeutics 
 
   Summit Therapeutics is a leader in antibiotic innovation. Our new 
mechanism antibiotics are designed to become the new standards of care 
for the benefit of patients and create value for payors and healthcare 
providers. We are currently developing new mechanism antibiotics to 
treat infections caused by C. difficile, N. gonorrhoeae and 
Enterobacteriaceae and are using our proprietary Discuva Platform to 
expand our pipeline. For more information, visit www.summitplc.com and 
follow us on Twitter @summitplc. 
 
   For more information, please contact: 
 
 
 
 
Summit 
Glyn Edwards / Richard Pye (UK office)             Tel:               44 (0)1235 443 951 
Michelle Avery (US office)                                               +1 617 225 4455 
 
Cairn Financial Advisers LLP (Nominated Adviser)   Tel:              +44 (0)20 7213 0880 
Liam Murray / Tony Rawlinson / Ludovico 
Lazzaretti 
 
N+1 Singer (Joint Broker)                          Tel:              +44 (0)20 7496 3000 
Aubrey Powell / George Tzimas, Corporate Finance 
 Tom Salvesen, Corporate Broking 
 
Bryan Garnier & Co Limited (Joint Broker)          Tel:              +44 (0)20 7332 2500 
Phil Walker / Dominic Wilson 
 
MSL Group (US)                                     Tel:                  +1 781 684 6552 
                                                              mailto:summit@mslgroup.com 
Erin Anthoine                                                        summit@mslgroup.com 
                                                          ------------------------------ 
 
Consilium Strategic Communications (UK)            Tel:              +44 (0)20 3709 5700 
Mary-Jane Elliott / Sue Stuart /                          mailto:summit@consilium-comms. 
 Sukaina Virji / Lindsey Neville                          com 
                                                          summit@consilium-comms.com 
                                                          ------------------------------ 
 
 
   Forward Looking Statements 
 
   Any statements in this press release about the Company's future 
expectations, plans and prospects, including but not limited to, whether 
or not the Company will consummate the Fundraising, the restructuring of 
the board of directors, the AIM Delisting, the trading markets for the 
Company's ordinary shares and ADSs, statements about the potential 
benefits and future operation of the BARDA or CARB-X contract, including 
any potential future payments thereunder, the clinical and preclinical 
development of the Company's product candidates, the therapeutic 
potential of the Company's product candidates, the potential of the 
Discuva Platform, the potential commercialisation of the Company's 
product candidates, the sufficiency of the Company's cash resources, the 
timing of initiation, completion and availability of data from clinical 
trials, the potential submission of applications for marketing approvals 
and other statements containing the words "anticipate," "believe," 
"continue," "could," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "plan," 
"potential," "predict," "project," "should," "target," "would," and 
similar expressions, constitute forward-looking statements within the 
meaning of The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual 
results may differ materially from those indicated by such 
forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors, 
including: the risk that the Company's shareholders do not approve the 
Fundraising and AIM Delisting, the risk that other closing conditions to 
the Fundraising are not satisfied, the ability of BARDA or CARB-X to 
terminate the Company's contract for convenience at any time, the 
uncertainties inherent in the initiation of future clinical trials, 
availability and timing of data from ongoing and future preclinical 
studies and clinical trials and the results of such preclinical studies 
and clinical trials, whether preliminary results from a clinical trial 
will be predictive of the final results of that trial or whether results 
of early clinical trials or preclinical studies will be indicative of 
the results of later clinical trials, expectations for regulatory 
approvals, laws and regulations affecting government contracts, 
availability of funding sufficient for the Company's foreseeable and 
unforeseeable operating expenses and capital expenditure requirements 
and other factors discussed in the "Risk Factors" section of filings 
that the Company makes with the Securities and Exchange Commission, 
including the Company's Annual Report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year 
ended 31 January 2019. Accordingly, readers should not place undue 
reliance on forward-looking statements or information. In addition, any 
forward-looking statements included in this press release represent the 
Company's views only as of the date of this release and should not be 
relied upon as representing the Company's views as of any subsequent 
date. The Company specifically disclaims any obligation to update any 
forward-looking statements included in this press release. 
 
   Full details of the General Meeting poll results are as follows: 
 
 
 
 
                                                               Votes             For            Votes      Against (% of      Votes 
                                                                For       (% of shares voted)  Against     shares voted)     Withheld 
----------------------------------------------------------  -----------  --------------------  -------  -------------------  -------- 
Resolution 1: 
 To authorise the Directors to allot and issue securities   113,617,191                 99.6%  433,718                 0.4%   199,792 
----------------------------------------------------------  -----------  --------------------  -------  -------------------  -------- 
Resolution 2: 
 To dis-apply pre-emption rights**                          113,598,436                 99.6%  460,317                 0.4%   191,948 
----------------------------------------------------------  -----------  --------------------  -------  -------------------  -------- 
Resolution 3: 
 To approve the waiver of Rule 9 of the Takeover Code++      35,070,238                 99.1%  324,872                 0.9%   730,591 
----------------------------------------------------------  -----------  --------------------  -------  -------------------  -------- 
Resolution 4: 
 To approve the cancellation of the admission of the 
 Company's ordinary shares to trading on the AIM market**   113,763,841                 99.7%  327,477                 0.3%   159,982 
----------------------------------------------------------  -----------  --------------------  -------  -------------------  -------- 
 
 
   ** Special resolution 
 
   ++ Only independent shareholders were entitled to vote on this 
resolution 
 
   A "Withheld" vote is not a vote in law and is not counted in the 
calculation of the votes "For" or "Against" a resolution 
 
   -END- 
 
 
 
 

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

December 23, 2019 07:00 ET (12:00 GMT)

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