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Vectura Group plc - Update on GSK litigation

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Vectura Group plc
29 December 2020



Vectura provides update on GSK litigation



Chippenham, UK - 29 December 2020: Vectura Group plc (LSE: VEC) ("Vectura"), an industry-leading specialist inhalation CDMO, today confirms that GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has not sought to petition the US Court of Appeals for a re-hearing in our ongoing Ellipta® litigation. Accordingly, the Court of Appeals has issued the Mandate to the United States District Court for the District of Delaware and Vectura expects GSK to make payment of the current award plus interest by late January 2021. The specific amount of the award will be confirmed in due course.


This follows the announcement on 19 November confirming that the US Court of Appeals had denied GSK's motions for a retrial on infringement and for a new trial on damages. GSK may petition the US Supreme Court to review the decision.  Such a petition would not impact the timing of GSK making payments on the award.



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Vectura Group plc

Elizabeth Knowles - VP Investor Relations                          +44 (0)7767 160 565

David Ginivan - VP Corporate Communications                  +44 (0)7471 352 720


Consilium Strategic Communications                             +44 (0)20 3709 5700

Mary-Jane Elliott / Sue Stuart / David Daley


About Vectura

Vectura is a provider of innovative inhaled drug delivery solutions that enable partners to bring their medicines to patients. With differentiated proprietary technology and pharmaceutical development expertise, Vectura is one of the few companies globally with the device, formulation and development capabilities to deliver a broad range of complex inhaled therapies. 

Vectura has eleven key inhaled and eleven non-inhaled products marketed by partners with global royalty streams, and a diverse partnered portfolio of drugs in clinical development. Our partners include Hikma, Novartis, Sandoz (a division of Novartis AG), Mundipharma, Kyorin, GSK, Bayer, Chiesi, Almirall, and Tianjin KingYork.

For further information, please visit Vectura's website at www.vectura.com


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