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Formycon places Cash Capital Increase of 25.75 Million Euros with Strategic Investor

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Formycon places Cash Capital Increase of 25.75 Million Euros with Strategic Investor

12-Oct-2020 / 06:30 CET/CEST
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Formycon places Cash Capital Increase of 25.75 Million Euros with Strategic Investor

Munich - The Management Board of Formycon AG (ISIN: DE000A1EWVY8/ WKN: A1EWVY) resolved yesterday, with the approval of the Supervisory Board, to increase the company's capital against cash contributions by partially utilizing the approved capital. The Company's share capital of currently EUR 10,000,000.00 will be increased by EUR 1,000,000.00 to a total of EUR 11,000,000.00 by issuing 1,000,000 new no-par value bearer shares with a notional value of EUR 1.00 each in the share capital against cash contribution.

The issue price of the new shares was set at EUR 25.75 per share, resulting in gross issue proceeds of EUR 25,750,000.00. Shareholders' subscription rights for the new shares were excluded in accordance with § 4 (3) of the Articles of Association. The subscription was made in a private placement by the Active Ownership Group, an independent, owner-managed investment company that acquires significant shares in medium-sized, listed companies in the DACH region and Scandinavia.

The funds raised from the capital increase will be used primarily for the expansion and further development of the Company's own product pipeline. Strategically, the development of biosimilars remains the company's focus. The additional liquidity provides Formycon with the opportunity to develop the projects into late stages of development and thus tap significant value creation potential. With FYB206, the company has a promising preclinical biosimilar project in which important milestones have already been reached and value-generating intellectual property (IP) has been built up. In addition, Formycon is pursuing a promising approach in the development of novel antibody-based COVID-19 medicines. The transfer of this project into clinical trials is planned for next year.

The new shares will shortly be approved for trading in the "Scale" segment of OTC trading at the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and will be entitled to a share of profits from the start of the financial year, for which the Annual General Meeting had not yet passed a resolution regarding the use of the balance sheet profits at the time that the shares were issued.

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About Formycon:
Formycon is a leading, independent developer of high-quality biopharmaceutical medicines, especially biosimilars. The company focuses on treatments in ophthalmology, immunology and on other key chronic diseases, covering the entire value chain from technical development to the clinical phase III as well as the preparation of dossiers for marketing approval. With its biosimilars, Formycon is making a major contribution towards providing as many patients as possible with access to vital and affordable medicines. Formycon currently has four biosimilars in development. Based on its extensive experience in the development of biopharmaceutical drugs, the company is also working on the development of antibody-based COVID-19 compounds.

About Biosimilars:
Since their introduction in the 1980s, biopharmaceuticals have revolutionized the treatment of serious diseases such as cancer, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis and eye diseases. In the coming years, many of these biotech drugs will lose their patent protection - and by 2020, medications with revenues of approximately USD 100 billion will be off patent. Biosimilars are follow-on versions of biopharmaceuticals, for which exclusivity has expired. They are approved via stringent regulatory pathways in highly regulated markets (such as EU, US, Japan, Canada, Australia) based on proven similarity of the biosimilar with the originator biopharmaceutical reference product. In 2019, global sales of biosimilars exceeded USD12 billion. Analysts estimate that this figure could rise to around USD 69 billion by 2025.

Sabrina Müller
Senior Manager Corporate Communications and Investor Relations
Formycon AG
Fraunhoferstr. 15
82152 Martinsried/Planegg/Germany
phone +49 (0) 89 - 86 46 67 149
fax + 49 (0) 89 - 86 46 67 110 //

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Language: English
Company: Formycon AG
Fraunhoferstraße 15
82152 Planegg-Martinsried
Phone: 089 864667 100
Fax: 089 864667 110
Indices: Scale 30
Listed: Regulated Unofficial Market in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt (Scale), Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart, Tradegate Exchange
EQS News ID: 1140122

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