17 June 2015

Director Dealings

VERONA PHARMA PLC - Director Dealings

PR Newswire

Verona Pharma plc

(“Verona Pharma” or the “Company”)

Director Dealings

17 June 2015, Cardiff – Verona Pharma plc (AIM: VRP) today received notification that on 17 June 2015 David Ebsworth, Director of the Company, purchased 250,000 ordinary shares of 0.1 pence each of the Company (“Ordinary Shares”) at a price of 4.7 pence per Ordinary Share.

Following the transaction David Ebsworth has a total interest of 3,829,774 Ordinary Shares, representing 0.38% of the total voting rights.


For further information please contact:

Verona Pharma plc                      Tel: +44 (0) 20 3283 4200           
Jan-Anders Karlsson, CEO                                                    
N+1 Singer                             Tel: +44 (0)20 7496 3000               
Aubrey Powell / Jen Boorer                                                  
FTI Consulting                         Tel: +44 (0)20 3727 1000             
Julia Phillips / Simon Conway                

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 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 franchise around RPL554 to maximise its value, both to patients and to investors. 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.

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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