28 January 2020
Rutherford Health plc
Issue of Equity
Rutherford Health plc (the "Company" or "Group" or "Rutherford") has issued a notice under the Woodford Commitment, referred to in the Company's NEX Exchange Growth Market ("NEX") admission document, under which it has called for the subscription for 4,261,363 Rutherford ordinary shares of GBP0.001 each ("Ordinary Shares") at the maximum possible price under that agreement of GBP1.76 per Ordinary Share, in order to raise GBP7.5 million. The funds will be to provide additional working capital to support the Group's business plan. The Company does not intend to use the funds to repay debt
In addition, as stated in the Company's announcement of 24 December 2019, the Group will be seeking additional funds, beyond those raised to date, to finance the fit out and commissioning of its fourth centre in Liverpool where the building is now complete. It is anticipated that payments in respect of the fit out of Liverpool will be required in the second half of the financial year ending 28 February 2021.
The shares are being allocated to LF Equity Income Fund (Formerly LF Woodford Equity Income Fund) which will have 51,550,276 Ordinary Shares representing 26.78% of the Company's issued share capital. However, as previously disclosed, LF Equity Income Fund is restricted to 19.5% of the Company's voting rights.
Settlement and Dealings
Application has been made for the admission to trading on NEX of the 4,261,363 Ordinary Shares with admission expected to take place on or around 31 January 2020.
Total Voting Rights
Following Admission, the Company will have 192,496,496 Ordinary Shares in issue.
As previously disclosed, the number of total voting rights differs from the number referred to above because of the 19.50% limit on voting rights held by LF Equity Income Fund. Accordingly, for the purposes of the Financial Conduct Authority's Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules ("DTRs"), Rutherford has 175,088,472 Ordinary Shares in issue with voting rights attached. Rutherford holds no shares in treasury. This figure of 175,088,472 may be used by shareholders in the Company as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or a change to their interest in the Company, under the DTRs.
The information contained within this announcement is deemed to constitute inside information as stipulated under the Market Abuse Regulations (EU) No. 596/2014. Upon the publication of this announcement, this inside information is now considered to be in the public domain.
The directors of Rutherford Health plc accept responsibility for this announcement.