5 February 2015

Director’s Dealing

VERONA PHARMA PLC - Director’s Dealing

PR Newswire

                              Verona Pharma plc

                      ("Verona Pharma" or the "Company")

                              Director's Dealing

5 February 2015, Cardiff - Verona Pharma plc (AIM: VRP) yesterday received
notification that on 4 February 2015 Dr. David Ebsworth, Non-Executive Chairman
of the Company, purchased 700,000 ordinary shares of 0.1p each in the Company
("Ordinary Shares") at a price of 1.54 pence per share.

Following the acquisition, Dr. Ebsworth will have an interest in the Company of
2,829,774 Ordinary Shares, representing 0.28% of the Company's issued ordinary
share capital.


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

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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