21 January 2016

Director Dealing

RNS Number : 6095M
Verona Pharma PLC
21 January 2016

Verona Pharma plc

("Verona Pharma" or the "Company")


Director Dealing



21 January 2016, Cardiff - Verona Pharma plc (AIM: VRP) received notification that on 20 January 2016 David Ebsworth, Director of the Company, purchased 400,000 ordinary shares of 0.1 pence each of the Company ("Ordinary Shares") at a price of 2.5 pence per Ordinary Share.

Following the transaction David Ebsworth has a total interest of 4,599,774 Ordinary Shares, representing 0.46% of the total voting rights.





For further information please contact:


Verona Pharma plc

Tel: +44 (0) 20 3283 4200

Jan-Anders Karlsson, Chief Executive Officer




N+1 Singer

Tel: +44 (0)20 7496 3000

Aubrey Powell / Jen Boorer




FTI Consulting

Tel: +44 (0)20 3727 1000

Simon Conway / Stephanie Cuthbert / Natalie Garland-Collins




Notes to Editors


About Verona Pharma plc

Verona Pharma plc is a UK-based clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of innovative prescription medicines to treat respiratory diseases with significant unmet medical needs, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma and cystic fibrosis.


Verona Pharma's lead drug, RPL554, is a first-in-class drug currently in Phase II trials as a nebulised treatment for acute exacerbations of COPD in the hospital setting.  The drug is a dual phosphodiesterase (PDE) 3/4 inhibitor and therefore has both bronchodilator and anti-inflammatory effects, which are essential to the improvement of patients with COPD and asthma.


Verona Pharma is also building a broader portfolio of RPL554-containing products to maximise its benefit to patients and its value.  This includes the very significant markets for COPD and asthma maintenance therapy.  The Company is also exploring the potential of the drug in different diseases, such as cystic fibrosis, where it is in pre-clinical testing and has received a Venture and Innovation Award from the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.


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For further information please contact:


Verona Pharma plc
Jan-Anders Karlsson, CEO
Victoria Stewart, Director of Communications
Tel: +44 (0)20 3283 4200

N+1 Singer (Nominated Adviser and UK Broker)
Aubrey Powell /Jen Boorer /Iqra Amin (Corporate Finance)
Brough Ransom /Mia Gardner (Corporate Broking)
Tel: +44 (0)20 3283 4200



Optimum Strategic Communications
(European Media and Investor enquiries)
Mary Clark, Annemarieke Ezendam
Hollie Vile
Tel: +44 (0) 203 950 9144

Argot Partners (Investor enquiries)
Stephanie Marks
Tel. +1 646 644 9590


Verona Pharma plc
3 More London Riverside, London SE1 2RE
T: +44 (0)203 283 4200

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