London: Monday, April 15, 2019: Hutchison China MediTech Limited (“Chi-Med” or the “Company”) (AIM/Nasdaq: HCM) today filed an application (the “Listing Application”) with the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (“SEHK”) in connection with a proposed listing of its ordinary shares on the Main Board of the SEHK. The Listing Application contains additional descriptions of certain aspects of the Company’s business and results of operations and financial condition, and supplements the Company’s risk factor disclosure previously disclosed in the Company’s annual report for the year ended December 31, 2018. This is available for viewing at www.rns-pdf.londonstockexchange.com/rns/1674W_1-2019-4-15.pdf.
Chi-Med (AIM/Nasdaq: HCM) is an innovative biopharmaceutical company which researches, develops, manufactures and markets pharmaceutical products. Its Innovation Platform, Hutchison MediPharma, has about 420 scientists and staff focusing on discovering, developing and commercializing targeted therapies and immunotherapies in oncology and autoimmune diseases. It has a portfolio of eight cancer drug candidates currently in clinical studies around the world. Chi-Med’s Commercial Platform manufactures, markets, and distributes prescription drugs and consumer health products, covering an extensive network of hospitals across China.
Dual-listed on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Global Select Market, Chi-Med is headquartered in Hong Kong and majority owned by the multinational conglomerate CK Hutchison Holdings Limited (SEHK: 1). For more information, please visit: www.chi-med.com.
This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements reflect Chi-Med’s current expectations regarding future events. Actual results or developments may differ materially from those projected or implied in these forward-looking statements. Factors that may cause such a difference include risks and uncertainties related to completion of the SEHK’s review of Chi-Med’s listing application and completion of the Offering (including the terms of the Offering), market conditions, the satisfaction of customary closing conditions related to the Offering, whether and the degree to which Chi-Med will continue to benefit from CKHH’s support, and Chi-Med’s ability to progress the development of its drug candidates and successfully commercialize them. More information about the risks and uncertainties faced by Chi-Med will be contained or incorporated by reference in the preliminary prospectus filed with the SEHK and preliminary prospectus supplement filed with the SEC, in each case related to the Offering, when completed. Existing and prospective investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. For further discussion of these and other risks, see Chi-Med’s filings with the SEHK, SEC and on AIM. Chi-Med undertakes no obligation to update or revise the information contained in this announcement, whether as a result of new information, future events or circumstances or otherwise.
No prospectus required for the purposes of the Prospectus Directive or admission document will be made available in connection with the matters contained in this announcement. For these purposes, the term “Prospectus Directive” means Directive 2003/71/EC (including the 2010 PD Amending Directive, to the extent implemented in the Relevant Member States) and includes any relevant implementing measure in the Relevant Member State and the term “2010 PD Amending Directive” means Directive 2010/73/EU.
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In connection with the Offering, the price of the Shares may be stabilized in accordance with the Securities and Futures (Price Stabilizing) Rules (Chapter 571W of the Laws of Hong Kong). Details of any intended stabilization and how it will be regulated under the Securities and Futures Ordinance (Chapter 571 of the Laws of Hong Kong) will be contained in the Company’s Hong Kong prospectus, which will be issued in Hong Kong in connection with the Hong Kong public offering of the Shares if the Offering proceeds.
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