Result of General Meeting
Appointment of Specialist Business Advisory Firm - Quantuma
ABINGDON, OXFORDSHIRE / ACCESSWIRE / January 23, 2023 / Midatech Pharma PLC (AIM:MTPH.L)(NASDAQ:MTP), a drug delivery technology company focused on improving the bio-delivery and biodistribution of medicines, announces that at its General Meeting held at 10.00 a.m. today all ordinary resolutions were carried, but all other resolutions were not passed by shareholders, as set out in the table below. As certain resolutions were inter-conditional, only Resolution 4 (general authority to allot securities) was therefore passed. Accordingly, the proposed acquisition of Bioasis Technologies, Inc. and the proposed transactions related thereto, including the Change of Name, will not proceed.
While the Company has sufficient cash resources to fund its operations until mid-March 2023 and the Board will seek to preserve its cash resources as far as practicable, it urgently requires a commitment for alternative sources of funding in advance of mid-March 2023 to be able to continue as a going concern and the Board are exploring options. There can be no guarantee that the Company will be able to find alternative sources of funding on a timely basis. If alternative funding is not available, the Directors believe that it is likely that the Company could be forced to enter into administration.
The Board wishes to ensure that it is acting in the best interests of creditors and other stakeholders. Therefore, in light of today's vote at the General Meeting and its financial position, the Company has appointed Quantuma Advisory Limited, a specialist business advisory firm, to undertake contingency planning and provide advice to the Board of Directors on appropriate actions.
Further announcement(s) will be made as and when appropriate.
Capitalised terms shall have the same meanings as those set out in the Company's circular dated 5 January 2023.
The votes received in respect of the Resolutions were as follows:
|1.||That the directors be authorised to allot the Transaction Shares||24,144,874|
|2.||That the directors be authorised to allot shares in connection with the issue of the New Options, the New Warrants and the Bioasis Warrants||24,089,977|
|3.||That the directors be authorised to allot the Cresence Shares||24,088,252|
|4.||That the directors be generally authorised to allot shares||24,130,299|
|5.||That the directors be authorised to disapply the statutory pre-emption provisions in connection with the authorisation to allot shares||24,132,442|
|6.||That the directors be authorised to disapply the statutory pre-emption provisions in connection with the authorisation to allot shares||24,076,820|
|7.||That the directors be authorised to disapply the statutory pre-emption provisions in connection with the authorisation to allot shares||24,079,017|
|8.||That the directors be authorised to disapply the statutory pre-emption provisions in connection with the authorisation to allot shares||24,075,567|
|9.||That Midatech Pharma Plc changes its name to Biodexa Pharmaceuticals PLC||24,711,795|
The total number of votes cast represented approximately 35.6% of the Company's total issued share capital.
This announcement contains inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of the Market Abuse Regulation (EU) 596/2014, as it forms part of UK domestic law by virtue of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018, as amended.
For more information, please contact:
Midatech Pharma PLC
Stephen Stamp, CEO, CFO
Tel: +44 (0)29 20480 180
Strand Hanson Limited (Nominated Adviser)
James Dance / Matthew Chandler / Rob Patrick
Tel: +44 (0)20 7409 3494
Turner Pope Investments (TPI) Ltd (Joint Broker)
Andrew Thacker / James Pope
Tel: +44 (0)20 3657 0050
IFC Advisory Limited (Financial PR and UK Investor Relations)
Tim Metcalfe / Graham Herring
Tel: +44 (0)20 3934 6630
Email: [email protected]
Edison Group (US Investor Relations)
|Tel: +1 (860) 573 9637|
|Email: [email protected]|
About Midatech Pharma PLC
Midatech Pharma PLC (dual listed on LSE AIM: MTPH; and NASDAQ: MTP) is a drug delivery technology company focused on improving the bio-delivery and bio-distribution of medicines. The Company combines approved and development medications with its proprietary and innovative drug delivery technologies, to provide compelling products that have the potential to powerfully impact the lives of patients.
The Company has developed three in-house technology platforms, each with its own unique mechanism to improve delivery of medications to sites of disease. All of the Company's technologies have successfully entered human use in the clinic, providing important validation of the potential for each platform:
- Q-Sphera™ platform: a disruptive micro-technology used for sustained release to prolong and control the release of therapeutics over an extended period of time (from weeks to months).
- MidaSolve™ platform: an innovative nanotechnology used to dissolve insoluble drugs so that they can be administered in liquid form directly and locally into tumours.
- MidaCore™ platform: a leading-edge nanotechnology used for targeting medications to sites of disease.
The platform nature of the technologies offers the potential to develop multiple drug assets rather than being reliant on a limited number of programmes. Midatech's technologies are supported by 36 patent families including 120 granted patents and an additional 70 patent applications. Midatech's headquarters and R&D facility is in Cardiff, UK. For more information please visit www.midatechpharma.com
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