Chi-Med Announces US$100 Million Equity Investment by General Atlantic

NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, IN OR INTO OR FROM ANY JURISDICTION WHERE TO DO SO WOULD CONSTITUTE A VIOLATION OF THE RELEVANT LAWS OF SUCH JURISDICTION– Strategic investment demonstrates General Atlantic’s support of Chi-Med’s global ambitions –– Purchase price equivalent to US$25.00 per ADS, a 10.4% premium to the 30-day volume weighted average price (“VWAP”) –LONDON, June 25, 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$25.00 per American Depositary Share (“ADS”) via a private placement to General Atlantic, a leading global growth equity firm.  This fundraise could increase to US$200 million, through a warrant granted with a term of 18 months for a further US$100 million in Chi-Med shares exercisable at a price per share equivalent to US$30.00 per ADS, a 32.5% premium to the 30-day VWAP.Chi-Med is delivering on its strategic intention to become a global oncology business.  In 2020, there has been significant progress in building an innovative, global, science-focused biopharmaceutical company including three U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Fast Track Designations for fruquintinib in metastatic colorectal cancer and surufatinib for two forms of advanced neuroendocrine tumors.  The submission of a New Drug Application (NDA) for surufatinib in the United States is also planned for later this year.Chi-Med will receive all proceeds from this private placement, which will fund ongoing research and clinical development and support the further growth of its commercialization capabilities both in China and globally.This financing also highlights the strong commitment General Atlantic is making to Chi-Med.  General Atlantic has 40 years’ experience in investing in global growth equity companies, with a demonstrated history in the biopharma sector, and has approximately US$34 billion of assets under management.  It has a broad portfolio of life science company investments with whom they constructively partner to support further growth.Mr. Christian Hogg, Chief Executive Officer of Chi-Med, said, “Over the last few months, we have made significant development, regulatory and commercial progress in several oncology programs intended for the global market.  We are delighted therefore to welcome General Atlantic to our existing shareholder base and to further strengthen our balance sheet.  We are confident that in this phase of material progress for Chi-Med we can deliver innovative cancer therapies to patients internationally.”Mr. David Hodgson, Vice Chairman of General Atlantic, said, “General Atlantic is committed to supporting innovation in the global life sciences industry.  Chi-Med has built a deep pipeline of assets powered by its robust research and development engine.  We endorse Chi-Med’s strategy to become a leading biopharma innovator and will leverage our global organization in support of Chi-Med’s mission to deliver safe and effective therapeutics to cancer patients in need around the world.”Mr. Lefei Sun, Managing Director and Head of Healthcare for China at General Atlantic, continued, “We believe Chi-Med is a pioneer of the Chinese biotech market in bringing advanced oncology therapies to the world.  We are delighted to partner with Chi-Med to help unlock future value.”Chi-Med has agreed to issue the equivalent of 4,000,000 ADSs in a private placement to General Atlantic at a price equivalent to US$25.00 per ADS, resulting in aggregate gross proceeds of US$100 million to Chi-Med.  The purchase price represents a 10.4% premium to the 30-day VWAP.  The Company has also granted a warrant to General Atlantic to purchase up to an additional equivalent of 3,333,334 ADSs, at an exercise price equivalent to US$30.00 per ADS, and a term of 18 months.Description of Share Capital and Securities Regulation
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