30 March 2021
Proteome Sciences plc
("Proteome Sciences" or the "Company")
On 3 July 2018, the Company entered into a £1 million loan facility with Vulpes Investment Management Private Limited ("VIM") (the "Loan"). The Directors of Proteome Sciences are now pleased to announce that the Loan has been amended such that the Loan (of which £700,000 is currently drawn) and all accrued interest is now repayable on 1 May 2022 (previously 1 May 2021) (the "Loan Amendment"). All other terms of the Loan remain the same as announced on 3 July 2018, including that interest will accrue at the annual rate of 2.5 per cent. above the UK sterling base rate of Barclays Bank plc.
Mr Martin Diggle, Non-Executive Director of Proteome Sciences, is a director and partner of VIM. VIM manages the Vulpes Life Sciences Fund, which is the shareholder of 22.3 per cent. of Proteome Sciences. By virtue of Mr Diggle being a director of the Company and a partner and director of VIM, the Loan Amendment constitutes a related party transaction in accordance with the AIM Rules for Companies. Accordingly, the directors independent of the transaction, being all directors of the Company save for Mr Diggle, consider, having consulted with the Company's nominated adviser, that the Loan Amendment is fair and reasonable insofar as the Company's shareholders are concerned.
For further information please contact:
Proteome Sciences plc
Mariola Soehngen, M.D., Chief Executive Officer
Dr Ian Pike, Chief Scientific Officer
Tel: +44 (0)20 7043 2116
Richard Dennis, Chief Commercial Officer
Allenby Capital Limited (AIM Nominated Adviser & Broker)
John Depasquale / Jeremy Porter
Tel: +44 (0) 20 3328 5656
About Proteome Sciences plc. (www.proteomics.com)
Proteome Sciences plc is a specialist provider of contract proteomics services to enable drug discovery, development and biomarker identification, and employs proprietary workflows for the optimum analysis of tissues, cells and body fluids. SysQuant® and TMT®MS2 are unbiased methods for identifying and contextualising new targets and defining mechanisms of biological activity, while analysis using Super-Depletion and TMTcalibrator™ provides access to over 8,500 circulating plasma proteins for the discovery of disease-related biomarkers. Targeted assay development using mass spectrometry delivers high sensitivity, interference-free biomarker analyses in situations where standard ELISA assays are not available.
The Company has its headquarters in London, UK, with laboratory facilities in Frankfurt, Germany.