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Yourgene Health PLC

12 April 2021

Yourgene Health plc

("Yourgene" or the "Group" or the "Company")

Earn-out Milestone, Issue of Equity & Total Voting Rights

Manchester, UK - 12 April 2021: Yourgene (AIM: YGEN), the international molecular diagnostics group, announces an issue of equity pursuant to the terms of the acquisition of Coastal(R) Genomics Inc. ("Coastal") which completed in August 2020 (the "Acquisition").

As announced on 1 March 2021, the supply agreement signed with a large US clinical laboratory group triggered the first earn-out milestone under the terms of the Acquisition.

This milestone payment comprises 4,696,065 new shares in the Company's wholly owned subsidiary, Yourgene Health Canada Investment Ltd ("YGEN-HCIL"), which have now been issued to the former shareholders of Coastal. These YGEN-HCIL shares are exchangeable on a one-for-one basis with the Company's ordinary shares, subject to certain lock-in provisions over the next one to six years.

In addition to the above issue of YGEN-HCIL shares, 81,899 new ordinary shares in the Company will be issued to a US-based individual, who has elected to receive his earn-out payment in this form. Application will be made to the London Stock Exchange to admit the 81,899 new ordinary to trading on AIM. Admission of the new ordinary shares is expected to occur on or around 15 April 2021. The new ordinary shares will rank pari passu with the existing ordinary shares.

Total Voting Rights

For the purpose of the Disclosure and Transparency Rules, following the issue of Company shares detailed above the enlarged issued share capital of the Company will comprise 723,145,182 ordinary shares of 0.1p each. The Company does not hold any ordinary shares in treasury. The above figure may be used by shareholders as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine if they are required to notify their interest in, or a change to their interest in, the Company, under the Disclosure and Transparency Rules.

In addition, as a result of the issuance of the YGEN-HCIL shares detailed above there are now a total of 14,945,689 unlisted YGEN-HCIL shares issued which are exchangeable on a one-for-one basis for the Company's shares as described above.

This announcement contains inside information for the purposes of the UK Market Abuse Regulation. The Directors of the Company take responsibility for this announcement.

 
Yourgene Health plc                                                   Tel: +44 (0)161 669 8122 
 Lyn Rees, Chief Executive Officer                               investors@yourgene-health.com 
Barry Hextall, Chief Financial Officer 
Joanne Cross, Director of Marketing 
 
Cairn Financial Advisers LLP (NOMAD)                                  Tel: +44 (0)20 7213 0880 
Liam Murray / James Caithie / Ludovico 
 Lazzaretti 
N+1 Singer (Joint Corporate Broker)                                   Tel: +44 (0)20 7496 3000 
Aubrey Powell / Tom Salvesen / George 
 Tzimas 
 
Stifel Nicolaus Europe Limited (Joint                                 Tel: +44 (0)20 7710 7600 
 Corporate Broker) 
Nicholas Moore / Matthew Blawat / Ben 
 Maddison 
 
Walbrook PR Ltd (Media and Investor        Tel: +44 (0)20 7933 8780 or yourgene@walbrookpr.com 
 Relations) 
Paul McManus / Lianne Cawthorne                        Mob: 07980 541 893 / Mob: 07584 391 303 
 
 
 

About Yourgene Health

Yourgene Health is an international molecular diagnostics group which develops and commercialises genetic products and services. The group works in partnership with global leaders in DNA technology to advance diagnostic science.

Yourgene primarily develops, manufactures, and commercialises simple and accurate molecular diagnostic solutions, for reproductive health, precision medicine and now infectious diseases. The Group's flagship products include non-invasive prenatal tests (NIPT) for Down's Syndrome and other genetic disorders, Cystic Fibrosis screening tests, invasive rapid aneuploidy tests, and a recent extension into the oncology space with DPYD genotyping.

The launch of Yourgene Genomic Services has enabled Yourgene to offer a global laboratory service network equipped to be a full life-cycle partner for clinical, research and pharmaceutical organisations to support partners at the preclinical, clinical, and post-market stages to develop, manufacture, obtain regulatory approval and commercialise new products and services. In addition, Yourgene Genomic Services offers an NIPT and high throughput COVID testing service.

In August 2020, Yourgene acquired Coastal Genomics, Inc., a sample preparation technology company based in Vancouver, Canada, enabling the Company to extend its offering and IP portfolio in the DNA sample preparation sector. The acquisition increased Yourgene's geographical penetration into the US and Canada, supplementing existing coverage in the UK, Europe, MEA and Asia.

Yourgene Health is headquartered in Manchester, UK with offices in Taipei, Singapore, the US and Canada, and is listed on the London Stock Exchange's AIM market under the ticker "YGEN". For more information visit www.yourgene-health.com and follow us on twitter @Yourgene_Health.

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