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Realm Therapeutics Files Registration Statement with the U.S. SEC to Facilitate Nasdaq Listing of ADSs Representing Ordinary Shares
MALVERN, PA, May 2, 2018 - Realm Therapeutics plc (AIM: RLM) (the Company), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing novel therapeutics in immune-mediated diseases, today announces it has confidentially submitted a registration statement to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in connection with a proposed listing of American Depositary Shares (ADSs) representing the Company's ordinary shares on the Nasdaq Global Market (Nasdaq). The registration statement was submitted to facilitate the creation of a trading market in the US for ADSs representing the Company's ordinary shares and in satisfaction of Realm's obligations under a registration rights agreement entered into with investors who participated in the Company's October 2017 private placement. The Company is not proposing to register any new issuance of securities. The registration statement is subject to ongoing review by the SEC, and the proposed listing of ADSs representing the Company's ordinary shares is subject to approval by Nasdaq. The Company's ordinary shares will continue to be admitted to trading on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange.
About Realm Therapeutics
Realm Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics that target the interplay between innate and adaptive immunity. The Company's programs seek to influence immune signaling and change the course of immune-mediated diseases in adults and children. Realm's lead drug development program utilizes the Company's proprietary immunomodulatory technology for the treatment of Atopic Dermatitis, and the Company is exploring its efficacy in other dermatology indications which include Acne Vulgaris and Psoriasis, as well as other therapeutic areas.
This announcement is being made pursuant to and in accordance with Rule 135 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. This announcement does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities, and shall not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of that jurisdiction.
The person who arranged for the release of this announcement on behalf of the Company was Marella Thorell, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer.
Forward Looking Statements
Certain statements made in this announcement are forward-looking statements including with respect to the creation of a trading market for ADSs representing the Company's ordinary shares in the United States. These forward-looking statements are not historical facts but rather are based on the Company's current expectations, estimates, and projections about its industry; its beliefs; and assumptions. Words such as 'anticipates,' 'expects,' 'intends,' 'plans,' 'believes,' 'seeks,' 'estimates,' and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors, some of which are beyond the Company's control, are difficult to predict, and could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or forecasted in the forward-looking statements including if the Company's registration statement is not declared effective by the SEC or if Nasdaq fails to approve the Company's ADS listing application. The Company cautions securityholders and prospective securityholders not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which reflect the view of the Company only as of the date of this announcement. The forward-looking statements made in this announcement relate only to events as of the date on which the statements are made. The Company will not undertake any obligation to release publicly any revisions or updates to these forward-looking statements to reflect events, circumstances, or unanticipated events occurring after the date of this announcement except as required by law or by any appropriate regulatory authority.
Realm Therapeutics plc
Alex Martin, Chief Executive Officer
Marella Thorell, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer
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Stephanie Marks/Susan Kim
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Simon Conway / Mo Noonan
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N+1 Singer (Nominated Adviser and Broker)
Aubrey Powell / Jen Boorer
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