Block Listing Application and “At The Market” Sales Agreement
Tiziana Life Sciences plc (Nasdaq: TLSA / AIM: TILS) (the “Company” or “Tiziana”), the U.S. and U.K. biotechnology company that focuses on the discovery and development of novel molecules to treat human disease in oncology and immunology, today announces that that it has entered into an “At the Market” or “ATM” Sales Agreement with Think Equity (a division of Fordham Financial Management, Inc.) to raise up to US$20m from the sale of ADSs (each representing 5 new ordinary shares).
Think Equity, acting as sales agent, may effect sales for the benefit of the Company should the Company elect to initiate a transaction or transactions, dependent on market conditions and such other terms as the Company may specify. It is possible, and indeed likely, that multiple transactions could be effected under the ATM Sales Agreement over time. The ATM Sales Agreement is not a formal placing and any potential sales of new ordinary shares are not underwritten by the sales agent.
Accordingly an application has been made to AIM for a block admission in respect of 38,631,579 new ordinary shares of 3 pence each in the share capital of the Company which will rank pari passu with the existing ordinary shares in issue. It is expected that the block admission will become effective on 20 April 2020.
These new ordinary shares will be issued and allotted from time to time to settle any sales of ADSs conducted under the ATM Sales Agreement.
Following admission, the Company’s issued share capital remains unchanged at 153,741,181 . The Company will make six-monthly announcements of the utilisation of the Block Admission, in line with its obligations under AIM Rule 29 and monthly announcements as to any changes to total voting rights.
About Tiziana Life Sciences plc
Tiziana Life Sciences is a UK biotechnology company that focuses on the discovery and development of novel molecules to treat human disease in oncology and immunology. We believe Foralumab is the only fully human anti-CD3 mAb in clinical development in the world. This compound has potential application in a wide range of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, such as NASH, primary biliary cholangitis (PBS), ulcerative colitis, MS, type-1 diabetes (T1D), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis, where modulation of a T-cell response is desirable.
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