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4d Pharma PLC

09 March 2022

4D pharma Files Registration Statement on Form F-3 with U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Leeds, UK, March 9, 2022 - 4D pharma plc (AIM: DDDD, NASDAQ: LBPS) , a pharmaceutical company leading the development of Live Biotherapeutic products (LBPs), a novel class of drug derived from the microbiome, today announces that it has filed a shelf registration statement on Form F-3 (File No. 263372) (the "Registration Statement") with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") pursuant to which the Company may offer up to $150,000,000 of its ordinary shares nominal value 0.25 pence per ordinary share (the "Ordinary Shares") in the form of American Depositary Shares ("ADSs"), with each ADS representing eight Ordinary Shares.

The Registration Statement has not yet become effective, and will expire on the third anniversary of the effectivity date. These securities may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time the Registration Statement becomes effective. A copy of the Registration Statement may be obtained on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. The filing of the Registration Statement does not affect the statutory pre -- emption rights of shareholders in the Company.

The specifics of any future offering, including the prices and terms of the ADSs offered by the Company, will be determined at the time of any such offering and will be described in detail in a prospectus supplement filed by the Company with the SEC in connection with such offering. The Company has no immediate plans to offer ADSs pursuant to the Registration Statement.

Unless otherwise indicated in a prospectus supplement, the Company expects to use the net proceeds from sales of any ADSs pursuant to the Registration Statement for general corporate purposes, which may include working capital, capital expenditures, research and development expenditures, clinical trial expenditures, commercial expenditures, milestone payments under in-license agreements, and possible acquisitions or in-license of additional compounds, product candidates or technology. Accordingly, the Company will have significant discretion in the use of any net proceeds.

This announcement shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the Ordinary Shares or ADSs, nor shall there be any sale of the Ordinary Shares or ADSs in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

Neither this announcement nor the Registration Statement forms part of an offer of transferable securities to the public in the United Kingdom and no prospectus has been, or is required to be, submitted to the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority for approval.

About 4D pharma

4D pharma is a world leader in the development of Live Biotherapeutics, a novel and emerging class of drugs, defined by the FDA as biological products that contain a live organism, such as a bacterium, that is applicable to the prevention, treatment or cure of a disease. 4D pharma has developed a proprietary platform, MicroRx(R), that rationally identifies Live Biotherapeutics based on a deep understanding of function and mechanism.

4D pharma's Live Biotherapeutic products (LBPs) are orally delivered single strains of bacteria that are naturally found in the healthy human gut. The Company has five clinical programs, namely a Phase I/II study of MRx0518 in combination with KEYTRUDA(R) (pembrolizumab) in solid tumors, a Phase I study of MRx0518 in a neoadjuvant setting for patients with solid tumors, a Phase I study of MRx0518 in patients with pancreatic cancer, a Phase I/II study of MRx-4DP0004 in asthma, and Blautix(R) in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) which has completed a successful Phase II trial. A Phase I study of MRx0005 and MRx0029 in patients with Parkinson's disease is expected to commence in 2022. Additional preclinical-stage programs include candidates for CNS disease, immune-inflammatory conditions and cancer. The Company has a research collaboration with MSD, a tradename of Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, to discover and develop Live Biotherapeutics for vaccines.

For more information, refer to https://www.4dpharmaplc.com .

Contact Information:

4D pharma

Investor Relations ir@4dpharmaplc.com

Singer Capital Markets - Nominated Adviser and Joint Broker

Philip Davies / James Fischer (Corporate Finance) +44 (0)20 7496 3000

Tom Salvesen (Corporate Broking)

Bryan Garnier & Co. Limited - Joint Broker

Dominic Wilson +44 (0)20 7332 2500

Stern Investor Relations

Julie Seidel +1-212-362-1200


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Neil Hunter / Michelle Boxall +44 (0)20 8943 4685

neil@ibcomms.agency / michelle@ibcomms.agency

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Lynne Dardanell +1-336-202-9689


Forward-Looking Statements

This announcement contains "forward-looking statements." All statements other than statements of historical fact contained in this announcement, including without limitation statements regarding statements regarding the use of proceeds for any funds raised under the Registration Statement, the Registration Statement providing financial flexibility to access additional capital in a competitive and expeditious manner when market conditions are appropriate, and the period of effectiveness of the Registration Statement, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), and Section 21E of the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"). Forward-looking statements are often identified by the words "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "plan," "intend," "foresee," "should," "would," "could," "may," "estimate," "outlook" and similar expressions, including the negative thereof. The absence of these words, however, does not mean that the statements are not forward-looking. These forward-looking statements are based on the Company's current expectations, beliefs and assumptions concerning future developments and business conditions and their potential effect on the Company. While management believes that these forward-looking statements are reasonable as and when made, there can be no assurance that future developments affecting the Company will be those that it anticipates.

All of the Company's forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, some of which are significant or beyond its control, and assumptions that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company's historical experience and its present expectations or projections. The foregoing factors and the other risks and uncertainties that affect the Company's business, including the risks relating to statements regarding the use of proceeds for any funds raised under the Registration Statement, the Registration Statement providing financial flexibility to access additional capital in a competitive and expeditious manner when market conditions are appropriate, and the period of effectiveness of the Registration Statement , and those additional risks and uncertainties described the documents filed by the Company with the US Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), should be carefully considered. The Company wishes to caution you not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any of its forward-looking statements after the date they are made, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except to the extent required by law.

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