Herantis Pharma evaluates alternatives to finance its Research & Development pipeline and will convene an Extraordinary General Meeting


Herantis Pharma Plc (“Herantis”), an innovative drug development company aiming to revolutionize standard therapeutic approaches with leading biologic and gene therapy, announced on 1 November 2020 an update on its Research & Development pipeline, with said announcement describing the company's intention to pursue alternative administration methods for CDNF, continue research on xCDNF and complete the current Phase II study on Lymfactin®.

For the purposes of financing these developments in the Research & Development pipeline, Herantis has initiated a process to evaluate, together with its financial advisers, the company's options regarding potential equity financing. The assessment of different financing options is ongoing, including the amount of the pursued financing, and timing thereof. Any share issues and equity financing transactions related to this assessment would be intended to be carried out from Q4 2020 through the end of 2021.

Further, the Board of Directors of Herantis will propose to an extraordinary general meeting that sufficient authorizations are granted for the Board of Directors to resolve on the aforementioned potential share issues and certain other matters. The extraordinary general meeting of shareholders will be convened to be held on 2 December 2020 and the notice to the extraordinary general meeting of shareholders will be announced later today.

In order to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting will be organized so that the shareholders are not allowed to be present at the meeting venue. Shareholders can participate in the meeting and use their shareholder rights only by voting in advance in accordance with the instructions to be issued by the company.

"As announced on 1 November 2020, Herantis is putting in place an updated R&D strategy that is intended to allow us to build on the CDNF program to date, whilst at the same time focusing on developing a patient and regulatory friendly proposition without the need for an invasive surgical device. It will, we believe, result in accelerated and optimized development, approval, and commercialization, as well as increased partnerability prospects. It will also enable earlier treatment of the Parkinson's Disease, where CDNF is anticipated to be at its most effective, thus expanding the target patient population. This strategy would also aim to ensure that we spend funds available to us as efficiently as possible. To facilitate and accelerate these updated aims, Herantis will explore financing options available to it and convene an extraordinary general meeting to enable the company to carry out potential equity issues. Herantis' aim is to be well positioned to obtain financing on terms that will be beneficial to the company,” commented Craig Cook, CEO.

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Company website: www.herantis.com

About Herantis Pharma Plc

Herantis Pharma Plc is an innovative drug development company looking to break the boundaries of standard therapeutic approaches. Our regenerative medicine drug candidates include i. CDNF biological therapy that acts on the proteostatic mechanisms of disease for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases, and ii. Lymfactin® VEGF-C gene therapy for restoring lymphatic structure and function for the treatment of oncology related secondary Lymphedema and other lymphatic based diseases.  The Herantis programs are potentially disease modifying that treat the cause as well as symptoms of disease, and bring the innovation necessary to provide further treatment options in underserved diseases.  The shares of Herantis are listed on the Nasdaq First North Growth Market Finland and Nasdaq First North Growth Market Sweden.

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