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OKYO Pharma Limited - Issue of convertible loan notes

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OKYO Pharma Limited
08 September 2020
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT CONTAINS INSIDE INFORMATION FOR THE PURPOSES OF ARTICLE 7 OF REGULATION (EU) NO 596/2014

NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, IN OR INTO OR FROM ANY JURISDICTION WHERE TO DO SO WOULD CONSTITUTE A VIOLATION OF THE RELEVANT LAWS OF SUCH JURISDICTION

 

8 September 2020

OKYO Pharma Limited

("OKYO" or the "Company")

 

Issue of convertible loan notes to raise an additional £500,000

 

OKYO, the life sciences and biotechnology company, focused on the discovery and development of novel molecules to treat inflammatory dry eye diseases and chronic pain, is pleased to announce that it has raised a further £500,000 through the issue of convertible loan notes ("CLNs"). The proceeds of the CLNs will be used for working capital purposes as detailed below. The CLNs carry an interest rate of 2.15% compounding and have maximum term of 4 years. The CLNs convert into ordinary shares at a price of 8.5p per share. Conversion will be subject to shareholder approval and no conversions may take place prior to 15 May 2021.

The CLNs were placed with a single private investor.

OKYO intends to use the net proceeds received from the CLNs, to further the development of its clinical pipeline.

The person who arranged for the release of this announcement on behalf of the Company was Keeren Shah, Chief Financial Officer of OKYO.

About OKYO

OKYO Pharma Limited (LSE: OKYO) is a life sciences and biotechnology company admitted to listing on the standard segment of the Official List of the UK Financial Conduct Authority and to trading on the Main Market for listed securities of the London Stock Exchange plc. OKYO is focusing on the discovery and development of novel molecules to treat inflammatory dry eye diseases and chronic pain.

Enquiries:

OKYO Pharma Limited

Willy Simon

+44 (0)20 7382 8300

Optiva Securities Limited

 

Robert Emmet

+ 44 (0)20 3981 4173

For further information, please visit the Company's website at www.okyopharma.com.

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