Update re. EKF distribution of shares in Verici Dx
Verici Dx plc (AIM: VRCI), a developer of advanced clinical diagnostics for organ transplant, notes this morning's announcement from EKF Diagnostics Holdings plc ("EKF") which confirms that EKF has written to certain EKF Shareholders with regard to the distribution of ordinary Verici shares previously held by EKF.
The full text of the announcement from EKF is reproduced below:
Distribution of shares in Verici Dx plc
EKF Diagnostics Holdings plc (AIM: EKF), the AIM-listed global diagnostics business, confirms that in accordance with the announcement dated 20 June 2022 (the "June 2022 Announcement")1 in relation to the distribution of certain shares it held in Verici Dx plc (the "Verici Dividend Shares"), it is today writing to certain Relevant EKF Shareholders2 who, at the record date for the distribution, held their qualifying interest in EKF via CREST (a Qualifying CREST Account).
The letter sets out instructions as to how such persons may elect to receive all of their Verici Dividend Shares by way of transfer into their Qualifying CREST Account following the expiry of the lock-up period as described in the June 2022 Announcement.
In the event that no request for transfer into a Qualifying CREST Account is made, a Relevant EKF Shareholder will automatically receive their Verici Dividend Shares in certificated form, which may take up to 10 business days from the expiry of the lock-up period.
2. A Relevant EKF Shareholder is defined in the June 2022 Announcement as an EKF shareholder who was on the register at the close of business on 24 June 2022, being the record date for the distribution of the Verici Dividend Shares; only those investors who held their EKF interests via CREST at that time are eligible to elect to receive their Verici Dividend Shares into their Qualifying CREST Account.
3. If you are the holder of a Qualifying CREST Account and do not receive any correspondence regarding this matter, please contact LINK as the Company's receiving agent on the number below.