Verona Pharma Secures Debt Financing of up to $150 Million from Oxford Finance

Non-dilutive capital finances planned launch of ensifentrine for COPD

LONDON and RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 17, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Verona Pharma plc (Nasdaq: VRNA) (“Verona Pharma” or the “Company”), announces it has entered into a debt financing facility (“debt facility”) providing the Company with access to up to $150 million from Oxford Finance LLC (“Oxford”). The non-dilutive capital provides further financial flexibility and support for commercialization activities for ensifentrine, the Company’s first-in-class product candidate, which recently reported positive Phase 3 data in the ENHANCE-2 trial in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (“COPD”). The $150 million debt facility replaces the existing $30 million facility with Silicon Valley Bank (“SVB”).

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