ALLERGY THERAPEUTICS PLC (NASDAQ:AGY ) Allergy Therapeutics PLC: Issue of equity in respect of options exercise

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WORTHING, UNITED KINGDOM -- (Marketwired) -- 03/23/16 -- Allergy Therapeutics PLC (AIM: AGY)


23 March 2016

Allergy Therapeutics plc
("Allergy Therapeutics" or the "Company")

Issue of equity in respect of the exercise of options

Allergy Therapeutics announces the issue and allotment of 2,305,089 new ordinary shares of 0.1p each in the capital of the Company ("Ordinary Shares") pursuant to the exercise of 2,305,089 share options by certain employees.

Application has been made to the London Stock Exchange for admission to trading of the new Ordinary Shares on AIM ("Admission"). It is expected that Admission will take place and that dealings in the new Ordinary Shares on AIM will commence at 8:00 a.m. on 29 March 2016. The new Ordinary Shares will, when issued, be credited as fully paid and will rank pari passu in all respects with the existing Ordinary Shares in the capital of the Company, including the right to receive all dividends or other distributions made, paid or declared in respect of such shares after the date of issue of the new Ordinary Shares.

Allergy Therapeutics' enlarged issued ordinary share capital immediately following Admission will be 589,158,508 Ordinary Shares with voting rights attached. The Company has no Ordinary Shares in Treasury; therefore the total number of voting rights in Allergy Therapeutics is 589,158,508. This figure may be used by shareholders as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine whether they are required to notify an interest in, or a change to their interest in, the share capital of the Company under the FCA's Disclosure and Transparency Rules.

For further information please contact:

Allergy Therapeutics
+44 (0) 1903 845 820
Manuel Llobet, Chief Executive Officer

Panmure Gordon
+44 (0) 20 7886 2500
Freddy Crossley / Peter Steel / Duncan Monteith, Corporate Finance
Tom Salvesen, Corporate Broking

Consilium Strategic Communications
+44 20 3709 5700
Mary-Jane Elliott / Ivar Milligan / Matthew Neal / Laura Thornton

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About Allergy Therapeutics
Allergy Therapeutics is an international specialty pharmaceutical company focussed on the treatment and diagnosis of allergic disorders including immunotherapy vaccines that cure disease. The Company sells proprietary products and third party products from its subsidiaries in nine major European countries and via distribution agreements in an additional ten countries.

Formed in 1999 out of Smith Kline Beecham, Allergy Therapeutics is headquartered in Worthing, UK with MHRA-approved manufacturing facilities. The Company employs c.420 employees and is listed on the London Stock Exchange (AIM: AGY). For more information please see