Director/PDMR Shareholding

22 January 2021

Fusion Antibodies plc (AIM: FAB), specialists in pre-clinical antibody discovery, engineering and supply for both therapeutic drug and diagnostic applications, has been notified that, Richard Buick, Chief Technical Officer of the Company, has today sold 8,875 ordinary shares in the Company ("Ordinary Shares") a price of 124.2 pence per Ordinary Share. Following this sale, Richard Buick holds 486,250 Ordinary Shares, representing approximately 1.91 per cent. of the Company's issued share capital.  

The following notification, made in accordance with the requirements of the UK Market Abuse Regulation, gives further details. 

1 Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities / person closely associated
a) Name Richard Buick
2 Reason for the notification
a) Position/status Chief Technical Officer
b)  Initial notification /Amendment Initial notification
Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor
a) Name Fusion Antibodies plc
b) LEI 213800KBAYRC9VOQ9V39
Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions have been conducted
Description of the financial instrument, type of instrument 
Identification code
Ordinary shares of 4p each in Fusion Antibodies plc
Identification code (ISIN) for Fusion Antibodies plc ordinary shares: GB00BDQZGK16
b) Nature of the transaction Sale of shares 
c) Price(s) and volume(s)
 Price(s) Volume(s)
124.2p 8,875
d) Aggregated information
- Aggregated volume
- Price
e) Date of the transaction 22 January 2021
f) Place of the transaction London Stock Exchange, XLON


Fusion Antibodies plc
Dr Paul Kerr, Chief Executive Officer Via Walbrook PR
James Fair, Chief Financial Officer  
Allenby Capital Limited Tel: +44 (0)20 3328 5656 
James Reeve / Asha Chotai (Corporate Finance)  
Tony Quirke (Sales and Corporate Broking)  
Walbrook PR Tel: +44 (0)20 7933 8780 or [email protected]
Anna Dunphy Mob: +44 (0)7876 741 001
Paul McManus Mob: +44 (0)7980 541 893

About Fusion Antibodies plc

Fusion is a Belfast based biotechnology company providing a range of antibody engineering services for the development of antibodies for both therapeutic drug and diagnostic applications.

The Company's ordinary shares were admitted to trading on AIM on 18 December 2017. Fusion provides a broad range of services in antibody generation, development, production, characterisation and optimisation. These services include antigen expression, antibody production, purification and sequencing, antibody humanisation using Fusion's proprietary CDRxTM platform and the production of antibody generating stable cell lines to provide material for use in clinical trials. Since 2012, the Company has successfully sequenced and expressed over 250 antibodies and successfully completed over 200 humanisation projects for its international, blue-chip client base, which has included eight of the top 10 global pharmaceutical companies by revenue.

Fusion is a Collaborative Research Organisation (CRO) which provides antibody discovery, engineering and supply, through to cell line development. At every stage, our client's vision is central to how we work, ensuring the best molecule goes to the clinic. Our world-class humanization and antibody optimization platforms harness the power of the natural diversity of antibodies. To address remaining market needs in antibody discovery, Fusion is creating a fully human antibody library to capture the entire human antibody repertoire.

Fusion Antibodies growth strategy is based on combining the latest technological advances with cutting edge science to deliver new platforms that will enable Pharma and Biotech companies get to the clinic faster and ultimately speed up the drug development process. 

The global monoclonal antibody therapeutics market was valued at $95.5 billion in 2017 and is forecast to surpass $174.2 billion in 2026, an increase at a CAGR of 6.9 per cent. for the period 2018 to 2026. In 2018, seven of the world's ten top selling drugs were antibody-based therapeutics with the combined annual sales of these drugs exceeding $62 billion.