SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER
PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 OR 15d-16
UNDER THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Commission File Number: 0001723069
Tiziana Life Sciences plc
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)
11-12 St James’s Square
London SW1Y 4LB
(Address of registrant’s principal executive office)
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports under cover of Form 20-F or Form 40-F.
Form 20-F ☒ Form 40-F ☐
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INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS REPORT ON FORM 6-K
On October 19, 2021, Tiziana Life Sciences plc (the “Company”) issued a regulatory news service announcement in the United Kingdom announcing: Court Sanctions the Scheme of Arrangement and approves Reduction of Capital (the “RNS Announcement”).
The RNS Announcement is furnished herewith as Exhibit 99.1 to this Report on Form 6-K. The information in the attached Exhibit 99.1 is being furnished and shall not be deemed “filed” for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that Section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing made by the Company under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, except as otherwise set forth herein or as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
|TIZIANA LIFE SCIENCES PLC|
|Date: October 19, 2021||By:||/s/ Kunwar Shailubhai|
|Title:||Chief Executive Officer|
|99.1||Regulatory News Service Announcement, dated October 19, 2021|
THIS ANNOUNCEMENT CONTAINS INSIDE INFORMATION FOR THE PURPOSES OF ARTICLE 7 OF REGULATION 2014/596/EU WHICH IS PART OF DOMESTIC UK LAW PURSUANT TO THE MARKET ABUSE (AMENDMENT) (EU EXIT) REGULATIONS (SI 2019/310) (“UK MAR”). UPON THE PUBLICATION OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT, THIS INSIDE INFORMATION (AS DEFINED IN UK MAR) IS NOW CONSIDERED TO BE IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN.
Court Sanctions the Scheme of Arrangement and
approves Reduction of Capital
London/New York, 19 October 2021 - Tiziana Life Sciences plc (Nasdaq: TLSA / LSE: TILS) (“Old Tiziana”) a biotechnology company focused on innovative therapeutics for oncology, inflammation, and infectious diseases announced on 20 August 2021 that it had formally commenced its strategic plan to change its corporate structure by establishing Tiziana Life Sciences Ltd (“New Tiziana”), a Bermuda-incorporated company, as the ultimate parent company of the Tiziana Group. The reorganisation will be achieved by a scheme of arrangement under Part 26 of the Companies Act 2006 (the “Scheme”).
A Scheme Document setting out full details of the Scheme (the “Scheme Document”) was posted to the shareholders of Old Tiziana on 3 September 2021.
Capitalised terms defined in the Scheme Document shall, unless the context provides otherwise, have the same meanings in this announcement.
Old Tiziana announces that earlier today the Court sanctioned the Scheme and confirmed the reduction of capital as part of the Scheme.
In order for the Scheme to become effective the Court Order must be delivered to the Registrar of Companies. This is expected to occur, and the Scheme is expected to become effective, on 20 October 2021.
As part of the proposals, New Tiziana intends to implement a share consolidation in respect of New Tiziana Shares issued under the Scheme to ensure that the New Tiziana Shares trade initially on NASDAQ at a price more readily comparable to its peers (the “Share Capital Consolidation”). The ratio of the Share Capital Consolidation will be two-for-one. It is intended that the Share Capital Consolidation will be implemented immediately after the Scheme becomes effective.
The table below sets out an updated timetable of events:
|Last day of dealings in, and for registration of transfers of, Old Tiziana ADSs||20 October 2021|
|Last day of dealings in, and for registration of transfers of, Old Tiziana Shares||20 October 2021|
|Scheme Effective Date||20 October 2021|
|Scheme Record Time||6:00 p.m. on 20 October 2021|
|Effective date for the Share Capital Consolidation||Immediately after the Scheme becomes effective on 20 October 2021|
|Delisting of Old Tiziana Shares from the Main Market||8:00 a.m. on 21 October 2021|
|Cancellation of listing of Old Tiziana ADSs on NASDAQ||9.30 a.m. (New York time) on 21 October 2021|
|Commencement of trading in the New Tiziana Shares on NASDAQ||Expected to be 9.30 a.m. (New York time) on 21 October 2021, or as soon as possible thereafter|
For the purposes of UK MAR, the person responsible for arranging for the release of this announcement on behalf of Tiziana is Dr Kunwar Shailubhai, Chief Executive Officer.
For further information please contact:
Keeren Shah, Finance Director: +44 (0) 207 495 2379 or email: email@example.com
About Tiziana Life Sciences
Tiziana Life Sciences plc is a dual listed (NASDAQ: TLSA & UK LSE: TILS) biotechnology company that focuses on the discovery and development of novel molecules to treat human diseases in oncology, inflammation and infectious diseases. In addition to Milciclib, the Company will be shortly initiating Phase 2 studies with orally administered Foralumab for Crohn’s Disease and nasally administered Foralumab for progressive multiple sclerosis. Foralumab is the only fully human anti-CD3 monoclonal antibody (“mAb”) in clinical development in the world. This Phase 2 compound has potential application in a wide range of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, such as Crohn’s Disease, multiple sclerosis, type-1 diabetes (“T1D”), inflammatory bowel disease (“IBD”), psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis, where modulation of a T-cell response is desirable. The Company is accelerating development of anti-Interleukin 6 receptor (“IL6R”) mAb, a fully human monoclonal antibody for treatment of IL6-induced inflammation, especially for treatment of COVID-19 patients.
Forward looking statements
This announcement may contain certain forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements include all matters that are not historical facts. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual results of operations, financial condition, prospects and the development of the sector in which Old Tiziana operates to differ materially from the impression created by these forward-looking statements. Old Tiziana does not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Do not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this announcement.