Herantis Pharma considers listing to NASDAQ OMX First North Finland

Herantis Pharma Plc
Release 9 May 2014 at 10:00 a.m.

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Helsinki 9 May 2014 - Herantis Pharma Plc announced today in a seminar arranged by Helsinki stock exchange that it is considering the listing of its shares on First North Finland, a multilateral trading facility operated by NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd. Herantis Pharma Plc also announced having been formed by the combining of two Finnish pharmaceutical companies, Hermo Pharma Ltd and Laurantis Pharma Ltd, on 29 April 2014.

Herantis Pharma Plc
Board of directors

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Herantis Pharma Plc, Pekka Simula, Managing Director, mobile: +358 40 7300 445

Herantis Pharma Plc

Herantis Pharma Plc is a pharmaceutical company specialising in introducing early stage clinical research results for the purposes of clinical research aiming at developing new drugs. The company focuses on diseases for which treatment is not known or known treatments are insufficient. These diseases include for example dry eye syndrome, Parkinson's disease, and secondary lymphedema.


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The company does not offer securities to the public in any Member State of the European Economic Area other than Finland. With respect to each Member State of the European Economic Area other than Finland (each, a "Relevant Member State"), no action has been undertaken to date to make an offer to the public of the securities requiring a publication of a prospectus in any Relevant Member State. As a result, the shares may only be offered in Relevant Member States in circumstances not requiring the company to publish a prospectus as provided under the Directive 2003/71/EC.

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