12 June 2015

Secondary listing in Germany

VERONA PHARMA PLC - Secondary listing in Germany

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Verona Pharma plc

("Verona Pharma" or the "Company")

Secondary listing to provide trading facility on Xetra Exchange in Germany

12 June 2015, Cardiff – Verona Pharma plc ('Verona' or 'the Company'), the AIM listed drug development company focused on first-in-class medicines to treat respiratory diseases, announces today it has undertaken a secondary listing on the Xetra exchange, part of the Deutsche Borse in Germany. The German cusip is ISIN: GB00B06GSH43 and the symbol is I9S.

Verona Pharma has engaged Oddo Seydler AG to act as designated sponsor and market maker for the company’s shares on the Frankfurt exchange and the electronic Xetra platform. The Company has chosen to list on the Xetra exchange as a way of further raising its profile within continental Europe and to increase the potential for investors in German-speaking Europe to trade in the Company’s shares.

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For further information please contact:

Verona Pharma plc Tel: +44 (0) 20 7863 3300
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 chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma and cystic fibrosis.

Verona Pharma's lead drug, RPL554, is a first-in-class drug currently in Phase 2 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 recently received a Venture and Innovation Award from the UK Cystic Fibrosis Trust.


For further information please contact:

 

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

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
verona@optimumcomms.com

Argot Partners (Investor enquiries)
Stephanie Marks
Tel. +1 646 644 9590
verona@argotpartners.com


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