3 December 2015

Director Dealing

VERONA PHARMA PLC - Director Dealing

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Verona Pharma plc
(“Verona Pharma” or the “Company”)

Director Dealing

3 December 2015, Cardiff – Verona Pharma plc (AIM: VRP) today received notification that David Ebsworth, Director of the Company, today purchased 370,000 ordinary shares of 0.1 pence each of the Company (“Ordinary Shares”) at a price of 3.25 pence per Ordinary Share.

Following the transaction David Ebsworth has a total interest of 4,199,774 Ordinary Shares, representing 0.42% of the total voting rights.

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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.


For further information please contact:

 

Verona Pharma plc
Jan-Anders Karlsson, CEO
Tel: +44 (0)20 3283 4200
info@veronapharma.com

N+1 Singer (Nominated Adviser and UK Broker)
Aubrey Powell / James White
Tel: +44 (0)20 7496 3000

 

 

FTI Consulting
Simon Conway / Stephanie Cuthbert / Natalie Garland-Collins
Tel: +44 (0)20 3727 1000
veronapharma@fticonsulting.com

ICR, Inc. (US Media and Investor enquiries)
James Heins
Tel: +1 203-682-8251
James.Heins@icrinc.com

Stephanie Carrington
Tel. +1 646-277-1282
Stephanie.Carrington@icrinc.com


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