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
For the month of March 2020
Commission File Number: 001-38067
Verona Pharma plc
(Translation of registrant's name into English)
3 More London Riverside
London SE1 2RE UK
+44 203 283 4200
(Address of principal executive office)
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INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS REPORT ON FORM 6-K
On March 20, 2020, Verona Pharma plc (the "Company") issued a press release (the "Issue of Equity and Total Voting Rights Announcement") reporting that the Company had issued 887,080 Ordinary Shares of 5 pence each following the vesting of restricted stock units held by former employees in the Company, Jan-Anders Karlsson and Piers Morgan.
Following admission to trading on AIM, the Company will have a total of 106,213,718 Ordinary Shares in issue, each carrying one voting right.
The Issue of Equity and Total Voting Rights Announcement is furnished herewith as Exhibit 1.1 to this Report on Form 6-K.
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.
VERONA PHARMA PLC
Date: March 30, 2020
/s/ Claire Poll
Issue of Equity and Total Voting Rights March 20, 2020, LONDON – Verona Pharma plc (AIM:VRP) (Nasdaq:VRNA) (“Verona Pharma”), a clinical- stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing innovative therapies for respiratory diseases, announces that it yesterday issued 887,080 ordinary shares of 5 pence each (the “New Ordinary Shares”) following the vesting of restricted stock units held by former employees in the Company, Jan-Anders Karlsson and Piers Morgan. Application will be made to the London Stock Exchange for the New Ordinary Shares to be admitted to trading on AIM, with dealings expected to commence on March 26, 2020 (“Admission”). Total voting rights Following Admission, the Company will have a total of 106,213,718 Ordinary Shares in issue each carrying one voting right. The Company does not hold any Ordinary Shares in Treasury. This figure of 106,213,718 Ordinary Shares 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 share capital of the Company under the FCA's Disclosure and Transparency Rules. For further information, please contact: Verona Pharma plc Tel: +44 (0)20 3283 4200 Victoria Stewart, Director of Communications firstname.lastname@example.org N+1 Singer Tel: +44 (0)20 3283 4200 (Nominated Adviser and UK Broker) Aubrey Powell / George Tzimas / Iqra Amin (Corporate Finance) Tom Salvesen (Corporate Broking)