Hutchison China MediTech has agreed to sell US$100 million of its shares to Canada Pension Plan Investment Board. Based in Hong Kong, Chi-Med is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of targeted therapies and immunotherapies for the treatment of cancer and immunological diseases.
HONG KONG, SHANGHAI, China and FLORHAM PARK, N.J., Nov. 17, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Hutchison China MediTech Limited (“Chi-Med” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq/AIM: HCM) today announces that it has entered into a definitive agreement for the sale of US$100 million of shares at a price equivalent to US$30 per American Depositary Share (“ADS”) via a private placement to Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (“CPP Investments”).
Mr. Christian Hogg, Chief Executive Officer of Chi-Med, said, “We are very pleased to welcome CPP Investments as a shareholder. CPP Investments’ focus on building long-term value and its experience in healthcare investing make it an important global strategic partner to Chi-Med. We look forward to building on the partnership as we work, during the next six months, to launch both surufatinib and savolitinib in China, subject to approval, as well as submit our first U.S. NDA on surufatinib.”
Mr. Agus Tandiono, Managing Director and Head of Fundamental Equities Asia at CPP Investments, said, “This placement aligns with CPP Investments’ focus on providing strategic, long-term capital to industry leading companies where we can participate in the future success of the business and help create greater value through ongoing partnership. We look forward to supporting Chi-Med’s work on innovation in oncology treatment.”
Chi-Med will receive all proceeds from this private placement of the equivalent of 3,333,334 ADSs, which will fund ongoing research and clinical development and support the further growth of its commercialization capabilities both in China and globally.
Description of Share Capital and Securities Regulation
Chi-Med has agreed to issue 16,666,670 ordinary shares, par value US$0.10 each (the “Shares”), pursuant to the private placement. The Shares will, when issued, be credited as fully paid and will rank pari passu in all respects with the existing ordinary shares of Chi-Med. Each ADS represents five Shares.
The securities to be sold in the private placement will not be registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), or any state or other applicable jurisdiction’s securities laws, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act and applicable state or other jurisdictions’ securities laws. Subject to certain conditions, the Company has agreed to file a registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission registering the resale of the Shares sold in the private placement to facilitate future resales by CPP Investments. Any offering of the securities under the resale registration statement will only be made by means of a prospectus. CPP Investments has the right to appoint an observer and a representative director to the board of directors of the Company upon achieving certain ownership thresholds in the future.
This announcement, including any information included or incorporated by reference in this announcement, is for information purposes only and shall not constitute nor form part of, and should not be construed as, an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy these securities, nor shall there be any offer, solicitation or sale of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. No public offering of the securities referred to in this announcement is being made in the United States or elsewhere.
This announcement contains inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of Regulation (EU) No 596/2014.
Admission to the London Stock Exchange AIM market and Shares Outstanding After Completion
Application will be made for the Shares to be admitted to the AIM market operated by the London Stock Exchange (“Admission”). It is expected that Admission will become effective at 8:00 a.m. GMT on November 26, 2020.
Following admission of the Shares to trading on AIM, the issued share capital of Chi-Med will consist of 727,702,215 ordinary shares of US$0.10 each, with each share carrying one right to vote and with no shares held in treasury. The figure of 727,702,215 may be used by shareholders as the denominator for the calculations by which they could determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or a change to their interest in, Chi-Med under the Financial Conduct Authority’s Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules.
For illustrative purposes only, if the 727,702,215 ordinary shares were converted in their entirety, they would be equivalent to 145,540,443 Nasdaq-traded ADSs (each equating to five ordinary shares).
About CPP Investments
Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPP Investments™) is a professional investment management organization that invests around the world in the best interests of the more than 20 million contributors and beneficiaries of the Canada Pension Plan. In order to build diversified portfolios of assets, investments in public equities, private equities, real estate, infrastructure and fixed income are made by CPP Investments. Headquartered in Toronto, with offices in Hong Kong, London, Luxembourg, Mumbai, New York City, San Francisco, São Paulo and Sydney, CPP Investments is governed and managed independently of the Canada Pension Plan and at arm’s length from governments. At September 30, 2020, the fund totalled C$456.7 billion.
Chi-Med (Nasdaq/AIM: HCM) is an innovative, commercial-stage, biopharmaceutical company committed, over the past twenty years, to the discovery and global development of targeted therapies and immunotherapies for the treatment of cancer and immunological diseases. It has a portfolio of nine cancer drug candidates currently in clinical studies around the world and extensive commercial infrastructure in its home market of China. For more information, please visit: www.chi-med.com.