Ghent, BELGIUM – 25 June 2020 – Sequana Medical NV (Euronext Brussels: SEQUA, the “Company” or “Sequana Medical”), an innovator in the management of fluid overload in liver disease, malignant ascites and heart failure, announces today that 644,287 existing shares have been admitted to listing and trading on the regulated market of Euronext Brussels.
The 644,287 shares were issued by the Company on 27 January 2020 as part of an aggregate of 3,166,666 shares that were placed in the framework of a private placement via an accelerated bookbuild offering. The shares were issued at a (gross) issue price of EUR 6.00 per share pursuant to a capital increase in cash that was decided by the Company’s board of directors within the framework of the authorised capital with dis- application of preferential subscription rights of existing shareholders of the Company and, in so far as required, of existing holders of subscription rights (stock options) of the Company. Of the 3,166,666 shares, 2,522,379 were immediately admitted to listing and trading on the regulated market of Euronext Brussels upon their issuance (on the basis of applicable listing prospectus exemptions), while 644,287 shares were not immediately admitted to listing and trading on the regulated market of Euronext Brussels upon their issuance (as their admission to listing and trading was subject to the approval of a listing prospectus).
A listing prospectus has been approved by the Belgian Financial Services and Markets Authority on 16 June 2020 with respect to the 644,287 shares (the “Prospectus“). The Prospectus is available in Belgium at no cost at the Company’s registered office, located at AA Tower, Technologiepark 122, 9052 Ghent, Belgium. Subject to country restrictions, the Prospectus is also available on the following website: www.sequanamedical.com/investors/equity-placement-2020/our-offering-page/ or by clicking here.
Trading of the 644,287 shares on the regulated market of Euronext Brussels is expected to commence on 26 June 2020.
For more information, please contact:
Lies Vanneste, Director Investor Relations Tel: +32 (0) 498 05 35 79
Consilium Strategic Communications
Amber Fennell, Ashley Tapp, Melissa Gardiner Tel: +44 203 709 5000
Tel: +41 79 367 6254
About Sequana Medical
Sequana Medical is a commercial stage medical device company developing the alfapump platform for the management of fluid overload in liver disease, malignant ascites and heart failure. Fluid overload is a fast growing complication of advanced liver disease driven by NASH (non-alcoholic steatohepatitis) related cirrhosis and a common complication in heart failure. The U.S. market for the alfapump resulting from NASH-related cirrhosis is forecast to exceed €3 billion annually within the next 10-20 years. The heart failure market for the alfapump DSR (Direct Sodium Removal) is estimated to be over €5 billion annually in the U.S. and EU5 by 2026. Both indications leverage Sequana Medical’s alfapump, a unique, fully implanted wireless device that automatically pumps fluid from the abdomen into the bladder, where it is naturally eliminated through urination.
In the U.S., the company’s key growth market, the alfapump has been granted breakthrough device designation by the FDA. The North American pivotal study (POSEIDON) in recurrent and refractory ascites due to liver cirrhosis is currently underway, and is intended to support a commercial marketing application of the alfapump in the U.S. and Canada. In Europe, the alfapump is CE-marked for the management of refractory ascites due to liver cirrhosis and malignant ascites and is included in key clinical practice guidelines. Over 750 alfapump systems have been implanted to date. Building on its proven alfapump platform, Sequana Medical is developing alfapump DSR, a breakthrough, proprietary approach to fluid overload due to heart failure. Clinical proof-of- concept was achieved in a first-in-human single dose DSR study and a repeated dose alfapump DSR study (RED DESERT) in heart failure patients is currently underway.
Sequana Medical is headquartered in Ghent, Belgium. For further information, please visit www.sequanamedical.com.
Important Regulatory Disclaimers
The alfapump has not yet received regulatory approval in the U.S. and Canada. Any statement in this press release about safety and efficacy of the alfapump does not apply to the U.S. and Canada because the device is currently undergoing clinical investigation in these territories.
DSR therapy and alfapump DSR are still in development and it should be noted that any statements in this press release regarding safety and efficacy arise from pre-clinical studies and ongoing clinical investigations which have yet to be completed. There is no link between DSR therapy, alfapump DSR and ongoing investigations with the alfapump system in Europe, the U.S. and Canada.
This press release may contain predictions, estimates or other information that might be considered forward- looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance. These forward-looking statements represent the current judgment of Sequana Medical on what the future holds, and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially. Sequana Medical expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to release any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements in this press release, except if specifically required to do so by law or regulation. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which reflect the opinions of Sequana Medical only as of the date of this press release.
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