April 30, 2019
LONDON, Silence Therapeutics, PLC (LON: SLN) ("Silence" or "the Company") a leader in the discovery, development and delivery of novel RNA therapeutics for the treatment of serious diseases, today announces that it has today issued and allotted 61,626 new ordinary shares of 5p each ("New Ordinary Shares") following the exercise of 60,000 share options under the Employee Share Option Scheme and of 1,626 share options under the 2018 Non-Employee Long Term Incentive Plan.
Application will be made to the London Stock Exchange for the New Ordinary Shares to be admitted to trading on AIM. Admission is expected to be effective on 7 May 2019. The New Ordinary Shares shall rank pari passu with the existing ordinary shares in the Company.
The total number of ordinary shares of 5p each in issue, following admission of the New Ordinary Shares, will be 71,375,407. The Company holds no shares in Treasury. This figure may be used by shareholders 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 FCA's Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules.
Silence Therapeutics plc
Dr David Horn Solomon, Chief Executive Officer
Tel: +44 (0)20 3457 6900
Peel Hunt LLP (Nominated Adviser and Broker)
James Steel/Oliver Jackson
Tel: +44 (0)20 7418 8900
Consilium Strategic Communications
Mary-Jane Elliott/Chris Welsh/Angela Gray
Tel: +44 (0) 20 3709 5700
Tel: +1 (443) 213-0505
About Silence Therapeutics plc
Silence Therapeutics is developing a new generation of medicines by harnessing the body's natural
mechanism of RNA interference, or RNAi, within its cells. Its proprietary technology can selectively
inhibit any gene in the genome, specifically silencing the production of disease-causing proteins. Using
its enabling delivery systems, it has achieved an additional level of specificity by delivering its
therapeutic RNA molecules exclusively to target cells. Silence's proprietary RNA chemistries and
delivery systems are designed to improve the stability of our molecules and enhance effective delivery
to target cells, providing a powerful modular technology well suited to tackle life-threatening diseases.
For more information, please visit: https://www.silence-therapeutics.com/
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