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Press release

Successful Completion of Financing and Notice of General Meeting

Oxford, U.K. –26 January 2022: Sensyne Health plc (LSE:SENS), the UK clinical AI company, announces it has successfully completed the financing announced on 14 January 2022.

January 26, 2022

The financing comprises up to £11.35 million (comprising a first tranche of £6.35 million and an additional tranche of £5 million by mutual consent) and will fund the business through the ongoing Formal Sale Process. Lord Drayson has confirmed his commitment to the Company’s mission and its unique ethical business model for the use of anonymised patient data in medical research in partnership with the NHS and health systems world-wide. He has proposed and the Company has agreed that he will reduce his base salary to £1 per annum while the Loan Notes are outstanding and he has committed to vote for any bid for the Company that results from the Formal Sale Process that is consistent with the Company’s mission and maximises value for shareholders or is recommended by the independent Directors.

Prof Sir Bruce Keogh, Chairman, commented:

“I am grateful to shareholders for their support in providing this financing, which puts the Company in a position to complete the Formal Sale Process.”

Unless otherwise indicated, capitalised terms in this announcement have the meaning given to them in the definitions section included in Appendix I. A Circular, including the Notice of General Meeting, is expected to be sent to Shareholders and published on the Company's website (www.sensynehealth.com) on or around 26 January 2022.

Introduction

On 26 January 2022 the Company entered into the Financing with a number of its institutional shareholders and Peel Hunt to raise £6.35 million (and up to a further £5.0 million by mutual consent) through the issue of Loan Notes and Warrants. The proceeds of the First Tranche are expected to be credited to the Company by 28 January 2022 and will contribute to general working capital to enable the Company to continue to proceed through the ongoing Formal Sale Process.

Shareholder approval is being sought for the passing of the Resolutions at the General Meeting to authorise the Directors to issue the Conditional Warrants pursuant to the Financing and to disapply statutory pre-emption rights in respect thereof. In addition, Shareholder approval is being sought to renew the general authority for the Directors to allot shares and to disapply statutory pre- emption rights. 

The Company has received irrevocable undertakings to vote in favour of the Disapplication Resolution representing approximately 51.96 per cent. of the existing share capital of the Company. Details on the importance of voting in favour of the Disapplication Resolution may be found below. 

Background to and reasons for the Financing 

As of 24 January 2022, the Company's unaudited cash position was £2.5 million. The unaudited adjusted operating loss for the six months ending 31 October 2021 was £14.7 million and the unaudited revenue figure for the same period was £1.0 million. The Company has been seeking funding from a number of different sources and due to the pressing need for additional working capital, the Company announced on 14 January 2022 that it had signed a non-binding term sheet with a number of its institutional shareholders and Peel Hunt to provide £6.35 million of capital (with an additional £5 million which may be provided by mutual consent) to finance the Company over the coming months as it proceeds through to the outcome of the ongoing FSP. 

The Financing was entered into on 26 January 2022 and the Company expects to receive the monies from the First Tranche by 28 January 2022. Without the monies from the Financing, the Company would not have sufficient cash to complete the FSP nor continue to trade beyond early February 2022. The full proceeds of the Financing are expected to secure the Company’s short term financing requirements and fund the business through the ongoing FSP. Further details of the Financing may be found below. 

On 25 January 2022 the Company and Excalibur Healthcare Services (“Excalibur”) agreed to amend the terms of the Licence and Development Agreement signed 9 February 2021. Pursuant to the amended terms, Excalibur’s licence to use MagnifEye becomes non-exclusive with immediate effect. The Company will continue to receive a royalty on sales made by Excalibur, but guaranteed minimum royalties are removed. The Company will now seek additional commercial partners for MagnifEye, which comprises a suite of eight algorithms that can be used to automate and improve the accuracy of reading lateral flow diagnostic tests, with applicability beyond COVID-19 to a wide range of industrial applications, both clinical and non-clinical. Excalibur can also market and partner its own tests with MagnifEye to existing and new customers for all applications. 

On 14 January 2022 the Company announced that it had accumulated a substantial debtor. The Company has ceased to pursue monies due under contract and expects to make a substantial provision in its accounts which will not impact the cash runway of the Company. 

Details of the Financing 

Loan Notes 

On 26 January 2022, the Company entered into the Note Purchase Agreement pursuant to which the Note Purchasers have agreed to purchase Loan Notes with principal amount of up to £11,350,000. The Note Purchase Agreement provides for the Note Purchasers to purchase the Loan Notes in two tranches: 

  • (a)  an initial tranche of £6,350,000 principal amount of Loan Notes, subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions precedent by the Company, following execution of the Note Purchase Agreement (the First Tranche); and
  • (b)  an additional tranche of up to £5,000,000 principal amount of Loan Notes, subject to the consent of both the Company and the Note Purchasers and satisfaction of certain conditions precedent by the Company (the Second Tranche).

The Loan Notes are redeemable at 1.25 times their par value and have a maturity date which is 364 days following the date of utilisation of the First Tranche. The Loan Notes are required to be redeemed in full on the earliest to occur of (i) the maturity date and (ii) the sale of all or substantially all of the issued share capital, or change of control, of the Company. 

The proceeds of the issue of the Loan Notes may only be used for costs associated with maintaining the Company’s operations through the ongoing FSP. Peel Hunt has applied the majority of its fee towards the Financing and, consequently, is a Note Purchaser. 

The Company has issued a utilisation request in respect of the First Tranche and, subject to satisfaction of the conditions precedent, expects to receive cash proceeds of £5,950,000 by 28 January 2022. 

Lock-Up 

The Note Purchasers (excluding Peel Hunt) have agreed not to (and have agreed to procure that their respective affiliates will not) dispose of any interest in Ordinary Shares owned by them or persons connected to them until such time as such undertaking is released in accordance with the Note Purchase Agreement. 

Board Observer Right 

Under the terms of the Note Purchase Agreement, Sand Grove has the right to appoint an observer to the Board while the Loan Notes remain outstanding although it has not given notice to exercise this right. 

Warrants 

Under the terms of the Note Purchase Agreement, the Company has also agreed to issue to the Note Purchasers Warrants to subscribe for up to 29,169,448 Ordinary Shares representing approximately 17.7 per cent. of the Company’s issued share capital as follows: 

  • (a)  Warrants to subscribe for 8,239,950 Ordinary Shares, representing approximately 5.0 per cent. of the Company’s issued share capital, on issue of the First Tranche of the Loan Notes (the Unconditional Warrants);
  • (b)  Warrants to subscribe for 12,689,541 Ordinary Shares, representing approximately 7.7 per cent. of the Company’s issued share capital, to be issued in connection with the First Tranche, conditional upon the Shareholders approving the disapplication of statutory pre- emption rights for the issue of such Warrants; and

(c) Warrants to subscribe for 8,239,957 Ordinary Shares, representing 5.0 per cent. of the Company’s issued share capital, to be issued if and when the Second Tranche of Loan Notes is issued, conditional upon the Shareholders approving the disapplication of statutory pre- emption rights for the issue of such Warrants (together with the Warrants referred to in sub-paragraph (b) above, the Conditional Warrants). 

Each Warrant is exercisable at the Warrant Price of 10 pence (equal to the nominal value of the Company’s Ordinary Shares) at any time from the date of issue of the Warrant until 15 January 2025. The Warrants are subject to the terms of the Warrant Instrument, further details of which shall be set out in the Circular. 

The Unconditional Warrants will be issued utilising the authorities and powers approved by Shareholders at the Company’s 2021 AGM and are therefore not conditional on further approval by Shareholders. The present authority of the directors to allot equity securities free of statutory pre-emption rights is insufficient for the issue of the Conditional Warrants therefore approval of the Shareholders for the disapplication of statutory pre-emption rights in respect the issue of the Conditional Warrants is required by way of special resolution requiring approval of 75% or more of Shareholders voting. 

Under the terms of the Note Purchase Agreement, the following Warrants will be issued to the Note Purchasers in respect of the issue of the First Tranche of the Loan Notes: 

Note Purchaser Unconditional Warrants Conditional Warrants
 Gatemore  1,297,629  1,998,352
 Lansdowne  2,335,733  3,597,035
 Sand Grove  4,087,537  6,294,813
 Peel Hunt  519,051  799,341
Security 

The Loan Notes represent senior ranking obligations of the Company and are secured on a first priority basis and guaranteed by other members of the Group. The security consists of first ranking fixed and floating security over substantially all of each member of the Group’s assets. 

General Meeting & Irrevocable undertakings 

The Circular, including the Notice of General Meeting, is expected to be sent to Shareholders and published on the Company's website (www.sensynehealth.com) on or around 26 January 2022. 

The Directors utilised in full the general disapplication of statutory pre-emption rights approved by Shareholders at the Company’s 2021 AGM to issue the Unconditional Warrants. It is therefore necessary for Shareholders to approve the specific disapplication of statutory pre-emption rights to empower the Directors to issue the Conditional Warrants by way of passing a special resolution. In addition, the Board is proposing a separate ordinary resolution to renew the now exhausted general disapplication authority. 

The Company has received irrevocable undertakings to vote in favour of the Disapplication Resolution in respect of 85,635,741 Ordinary Shares representing approximately 51.96 per cent. of the existing share capital of the Company. 

If Shareholders do not approve the Disapplication Resolution, the Conditional Warrants cannot be issued. This will constitute an event of default under the Note Purchase Agreement potentially triggering a redemption of the Loan Notes. In such circumstances, without immediate access to alternative sources of cash, the Company would not be able to continue trading and would very likely become insolvent and be placed into administration. The Disapplication Resolution is a special resolution requiring a vote in favour from 75% or more of Shareholders voting. 

Takeover Panel Waiver 

As the Company is currently in an offer period for the purposes of the Takeover Code as a result of the ongoing Formal Sale Process, under Rule 21.1(a) of the Takeover Code the Company must not, without the approval of the Shareholders in general meeting, take any action which may result in any offer or bona fide possible offer being frustrated or in shareholders being denied the opportunity to decide on its merits. In particular, it may not take certain actions, including issue any shares or any securities carrying rights of conversion into or subscription for shares, or enter into any contracts otherwise than in the ordinary course of business. 

The Takeover Panel will normally agree to disapply the requirement for shareholder approval in a general meeting if, inter alia, shareholders of the Company holding shares carrying more than 50 per cent. of the voting rights of the Company state in writing that they approve the proposed action and would vote in favour of any resolution to that effect proposed at a general meeting. 

As the Financing falls within the scope of the restrictions of Rule 21.1(a) of the Takeover Code, the Company has obtained confirmation in writing from Shareholders holding 51.96 per cent. of the voting rights of the Company approving the Financing for these purposes and accordingly the Takeover Panel has agreed to disapply the requirement for shareholder approval in general meeting. 

Press release

Successful Completion of Financing and Notice of General Meeting

January 26, 2022
Oxford, U.K. –26 January 2022: Sensyne Health plc (LSE:SENS), the UK clinical AI company, announces it has successfully completed the financing announced on 14 January 2022.

The financing comprises up to £11.35 million (comprising a first tranche of £6.35 million and an additional tranche of £5 million by mutual consent) and will fund the business through the ongoing Formal Sale Process. Lord Drayson has confirmed his commitment to the Company’s mission and its unique ethical business model for the use of anonymised patient data in medical research in partnership with the NHS and health systems world-wide. He has proposed and the Company has agreed that he will reduce his base salary to £1 per annum while the Loan Notes are outstanding and he has committed to vote for any bid for the Company that results from the Formal Sale Process that is consistent with the Company’s mission and maximises value for shareholders or is recommended by the independent Directors.

Prof Sir Bruce Keogh, Chairman, commented:

“I am grateful to shareholders for their support in providing this financing, which puts the Company in a position to complete the Formal Sale Process.”

Unless otherwise indicated, capitalised terms in this announcement have the meaning given to them in the definitions section included in Appendix I. A Circular, including the Notice of General Meeting, is expected to be sent to Shareholders and published on the Company's website (www.sensynehealth.com) on or around 26 January 2022.

Introduction

On 26 January 2022 the Company entered into the Financing with a number of its institutional shareholders and Peel Hunt to raise £6.35 million (and up to a further £5.0 million by mutual consent) through the issue of Loan Notes and Warrants. The proceeds of the First Tranche are expected to be credited to the Company by 28 January 2022 and will contribute to general working capital to enable the Company to continue to proceed through the ongoing Formal Sale Process.

Shareholder approval is being sought for the passing of the Resolutions at the General Meeting to authorise the Directors to issue the Conditional Warrants pursuant to the Financing and to disapply statutory pre-emption rights in respect thereof. In addition, Shareholder approval is being sought to renew the general authority for the Directors to allot shares and to disapply statutory pre- emption rights. 

The Company has received irrevocable undertakings to vote in favour of the Disapplication Resolution representing approximately 51.96 per cent. of the existing share capital of the Company. Details on the importance of voting in favour of the Disapplication Resolution may be found below. 

Background to and reasons for the Financing 

As of 24 January 2022, the Company's unaudited cash position was £2.5 million. The unaudited adjusted operating loss for the six months ending 31 October 2021 was £14.7 million and the unaudited revenue figure for the same period was £1.0 million. The Company has been seeking funding from a number of different sources and due to the pressing need for additional working capital, the Company announced on 14 January 2022 that it had signed a non-binding term sheet with a number of its institutional shareholders and Peel Hunt to provide £6.35 million of capital (with an additional £5 million which may be provided by mutual consent) to finance the Company over the coming months as it proceeds through to the outcome of the ongoing FSP. 

The Financing was entered into on 26 January 2022 and the Company expects to receive the monies from the First Tranche by 28 January 2022. Without the monies from the Financing, the Company would not have sufficient cash to complete the FSP nor continue to trade beyond early February 2022. The full proceeds of the Financing are expected to secure the Company’s short term financing requirements and fund the business through the ongoing FSP. Further details of the Financing may be found below. 

On 25 January 2022 the Company and Excalibur Healthcare Services (“Excalibur”) agreed to amend the terms of the Licence and Development Agreement signed 9 February 2021. Pursuant to the amended terms, Excalibur’s licence to use MagnifEye becomes non-exclusive with immediate effect. The Company will continue to receive a royalty on sales made by Excalibur, but guaranteed minimum royalties are removed. The Company will now seek additional commercial partners for MagnifEye, which comprises a suite of eight algorithms that can be used to automate and improve the accuracy of reading lateral flow diagnostic tests, with applicability beyond COVID-19 to a wide range of industrial applications, both clinical and non-clinical. Excalibur can also market and partner its own tests with MagnifEye to existing and new customers for all applications. 

On 14 January 2022 the Company announced that it had accumulated a substantial debtor. The Company has ceased to pursue monies due under contract and expects to make a substantial provision in its accounts which will not impact the cash runway of the Company. 

Details of the Financing 

Loan Notes 

On 26 January 2022, the Company entered into the Note Purchase Agreement pursuant to which the Note Purchasers have agreed to purchase Loan Notes with principal amount of up to £11,350,000. The Note Purchase Agreement provides for the Note Purchasers to purchase the Loan Notes in two tranches: 

  • (a)  an initial tranche of £6,350,000 principal amount of Loan Notes, subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions precedent by the Company, following execution of the Note Purchase Agreement (the First Tranche); and
  • (b)  an additional tranche of up to £5,000,000 principal amount of Loan Notes, subject to the consent of both the Company and the Note Purchasers and satisfaction of certain conditions precedent by the Company (the Second Tranche).

The Loan Notes are redeemable at 1.25 times their par value and have a maturity date which is 364 days following the date of utilisation of the First Tranche. The Loan Notes are required to be redeemed in full on the earliest to occur of (i) the maturity date and (ii) the sale of all or substantially all of the issued share capital, or change of control, of the Company. 

The proceeds of the issue of the Loan Notes may only be used for costs associated with maintaining the Company’s operations through the ongoing FSP. Peel Hunt has applied the majority of its fee towards the Financing and, consequently, is a Note Purchaser. 

The Company has issued a utilisation request in respect of the First Tranche and, subject to satisfaction of the conditions precedent, expects to receive cash proceeds of £5,950,000 by 28 January 2022. 

Lock-Up 

The Note Purchasers (excluding Peel Hunt) have agreed not to (and have agreed to procure that their respective affiliates will not) dispose of any interest in Ordinary Shares owned by them or persons connected to them until such time as such undertaking is released in accordance with the Note Purchase Agreement. 

Board Observer Right 

Under the terms of the Note Purchase Agreement, Sand Grove has the right to appoint an observer to the Board while the Loan Notes remain outstanding although it has not given notice to exercise this right. 

Warrants 

Under the terms of the Note Purchase Agreement, the Company has also agreed to issue to the Note Purchasers Warrants to subscribe for up to 29,169,448 Ordinary Shares representing approximately 17.7 per cent. of the Company’s issued share capital as follows: 

  • (a)  Warrants to subscribe for 8,239,950 Ordinary Shares, representing approximately 5.0 per cent. of the Company’s issued share capital, on issue of the First Tranche of the Loan Notes (the Unconditional Warrants);
  • (b)  Warrants to subscribe for 12,689,541 Ordinary Shares, representing approximately 7.7 per cent. of the Company’s issued share capital, to be issued in connection with the First Tranche, conditional upon the Shareholders approving the disapplication of statutory pre- emption rights for the issue of such Warrants; and

(c) Warrants to subscribe for 8,239,957 Ordinary Shares, representing 5.0 per cent. of the Company’s issued share capital, to be issued if and when the Second Tranche of Loan Notes is issued, conditional upon the Shareholders approving the disapplication of statutory pre- emption rights for the issue of such Warrants (together with the Warrants referred to in sub-paragraph (b) above, the Conditional Warrants). 

Each Warrant is exercisable at the Warrant Price of 10 pence (equal to the nominal value of the Company’s Ordinary Shares) at any time from the date of issue of the Warrant until 15 January 2025. The Warrants are subject to the terms of the Warrant Instrument, further details of which shall be set out in the Circular. 

The Unconditional Warrants will be issued utilising the authorities and powers approved by Shareholders at the Company’s 2021 AGM and are therefore not conditional on further approval by Shareholders. The present authority of the directors to allot equity securities free of statutory pre-emption rights is insufficient for the issue of the Conditional Warrants therefore approval of the Shareholders for the disapplication of statutory pre-emption rights in respect the issue of the Conditional Warrants is required by way of special resolution requiring approval of 75% or more of Shareholders voting. 

Under the terms of the Note Purchase Agreement, the following Warrants will be issued to the Note Purchasers in respect of the issue of the First Tranche of the Loan Notes: 

Note Purchaser Unconditional Warrants Conditional Warrants
 Gatemore  1,297,629  1,998,352
 Lansdowne  2,335,733  3,597,035
 Sand Grove  4,087,537  6,294,813
 Peel Hunt  519,051  799,341
Security 

The Loan Notes represent senior ranking obligations of the Company and are secured on a first priority basis and guaranteed by other members of the Group. The security consists of first ranking fixed and floating security over substantially all of each member of the Group’s assets. 

General Meeting & Irrevocable undertakings 

The Circular, including the Notice of General Meeting, is expected to be sent to Shareholders and published on the Company's website (www.sensynehealth.com) on or around 26 January 2022. 

The Directors utilised in full the general disapplication of statutory pre-emption rights approved by Shareholders at the Company’s 2021 AGM to issue the Unconditional Warrants. It is therefore necessary for Shareholders to approve the specific disapplication of statutory pre-emption rights to empower the Directors to issue the Conditional Warrants by way of passing a special resolution. In addition, the Board is proposing a separate ordinary resolution to renew the now exhausted general disapplication authority. 

The Company has received irrevocable undertakings to vote in favour of the Disapplication Resolution in respect of 85,635,741 Ordinary Shares representing approximately 51.96 per cent. of the existing share capital of the Company. 

If Shareholders do not approve the Disapplication Resolution, the Conditional Warrants cannot be issued. This will constitute an event of default under the Note Purchase Agreement potentially triggering a redemption of the Loan Notes. In such circumstances, without immediate access to alternative sources of cash, the Company would not be able to continue trading and would very likely become insolvent and be placed into administration. The Disapplication Resolution is a special resolution requiring a vote in favour from 75% or more of Shareholders voting. 

Takeover Panel Waiver 

As the Company is currently in an offer period for the purposes of the Takeover Code as a result of the ongoing Formal Sale Process, under Rule 21.1(a) of the Takeover Code the Company must not, without the approval of the Shareholders in general meeting, take any action which may result in any offer or bona fide possible offer being frustrated or in shareholders being denied the opportunity to decide on its merits. In particular, it may not take certain actions, including issue any shares or any securities carrying rights of conversion into or subscription for shares, or enter into any contracts otherwise than in the ordinary course of business. 

The Takeover Panel will normally agree to disapply the requirement for shareholder approval in a general meeting if, inter alia, shareholders of the Company holding shares carrying more than 50 per cent. of the voting rights of the Company state in writing that they approve the proposed action and would vote in favour of any resolution to that effect proposed at a general meeting. 

As the Financing falls within the scope of the restrictions of Rule 21.1(a) of the Takeover Code, the Company has obtained confirmation in writing from Shareholders holding 51.96 per cent. of the voting rights of the Company approving the Financing for these purposes and accordingly the Takeover Panel has agreed to disapply the requirement for shareholder approval in general meeting. 

Press release

Successful Completion of Financing and Notice of General Meeting

Successful Completion of Financing and Notice of General Meeting

January 26, 2022
Oxford, U.K. –26 January 2022: Sensyne Health plc (LSE:SENS), the UK clinical AI company, announces it has successfully completed the financing announced on 14 January 2022.

The financing comprises up to £11.35 million (comprising a first tranche of £6.35 million and an additional tranche of £5 million by mutual consent) and will fund the business through the ongoing Formal Sale Process. Lord Drayson has confirmed his commitment to the Company’s mission and its unique ethical business model for the use of anonymised patient data in medical research in partnership with the NHS and health systems world-wide. He has proposed and the Company has agreed that he will reduce his base salary to £1 per annum while the Loan Notes are outstanding and he has committed to vote for any bid for the Company that results from the Formal Sale Process that is consistent with the Company’s mission and maximises value for shareholders or is recommended by the independent Directors.

Prof Sir Bruce Keogh, Chairman, commented:

“I am grateful to shareholders for their support in providing this financing, which puts the Company in a position to complete the Formal Sale Process.”

Unless otherwise indicated, capitalised terms in this announcement have the meaning given to them in the definitions section included in Appendix I. A Circular, including the Notice of General Meeting, is expected to be sent to Shareholders and published on the Company's website (www.sensynehealth.com) on or around 26 January 2022.

Introduction

On 26 January 2022 the Company entered into the Financing with a number of its institutional shareholders and Peel Hunt to raise £6.35 million (and up to a further £5.0 million by mutual consent) through the issue of Loan Notes and Warrants. The proceeds of the First Tranche are expected to be credited to the Company by 28 January 2022 and will contribute to general working capital to enable the Company to continue to proceed through the ongoing Formal Sale Process.

Shareholder approval is being sought for the passing of the Resolutions at the General Meeting to authorise the Directors to issue the Conditional Warrants pursuant to the Financing and to disapply statutory pre-emption rights in respect thereof. In addition, Shareholder approval is being sought to renew the general authority for the Directors to allot shares and to disapply statutory pre- emption rights. 

The Company has received irrevocable undertakings to vote in favour of the Disapplication Resolution representing approximately 51.96 per cent. of the existing share capital of the Company. Details on the importance of voting in favour of the Disapplication Resolution may be found below. 

Background to and reasons for the Financing 

As of 24 January 2022, the Company's unaudited cash position was £2.5 million. The unaudited adjusted operating loss for the six months ending 31 October 2021 was £14.7 million and the unaudited revenue figure for the same period was £1.0 million. The Company has been seeking funding from a number of different sources and due to the pressing need for additional working capital, the Company announced on 14 January 2022 that it had signed a non-binding term sheet with a number of its institutional shareholders and Peel Hunt to provide £6.35 million of capital (with an additional £5 million which may be provided by mutual consent) to finance the Company over the coming months as it proceeds through to the outcome of the ongoing FSP. 

The Financing was entered into on 26 January 2022 and the Company expects to receive the monies from the First Tranche by 28 January 2022. Without the monies from the Financing, the Company would not have sufficient cash to complete the FSP nor continue to trade beyond early February 2022. The full proceeds of the Financing are expected to secure the Company’s short term financing requirements and fund the business through the ongoing FSP. Further details of the Financing may be found below. 

On 25 January 2022 the Company and Excalibur Healthcare Services (“Excalibur”) agreed to amend the terms of the Licence and Development Agreement signed 9 February 2021. Pursuant to the amended terms, Excalibur’s licence to use MagnifEye becomes non-exclusive with immediate effect. The Company will continue to receive a royalty on sales made by Excalibur, but guaranteed minimum royalties are removed. The Company will now seek additional commercial partners for MagnifEye, which comprises a suite of eight algorithms that can be used to automate and improve the accuracy of reading lateral flow diagnostic tests, with applicability beyond COVID-19 to a wide range of industrial applications, both clinical and non-clinical. Excalibur can also market and partner its own tests with MagnifEye to existing and new customers for all applications. 

On 14 January 2022 the Company announced that it had accumulated a substantial debtor. The Company has ceased to pursue monies due under contract and expects to make a substantial provision in its accounts which will not impact the cash runway of the Company. 

Details of the Financing 

Loan Notes 

On 26 January 2022, the Company entered into the Note Purchase Agreement pursuant to which the Note Purchasers have agreed to purchase Loan Notes with principal amount of up to £11,350,000. The Note Purchase Agreement provides for the Note Purchasers to purchase the Loan Notes in two tranches: 

  • (a)  an initial tranche of £6,350,000 principal amount of Loan Notes, subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions precedent by the Company, following execution of the Note Purchase Agreement (the First Tranche); and
  • (b)  an additional tranche of up to £5,000,000 principal amount of Loan Notes, subject to the consent of both the Company and the Note Purchasers and satisfaction of certain conditions precedent by the Company (the Second Tranche).

The Loan Notes are redeemable at 1.25 times their par value and have a maturity date which is 364 days following the date of utilisation of the First Tranche. The Loan Notes are required to be redeemed in full on the earliest to occur of (i) the maturity date and (ii) the sale of all or substantially all of the issued share capital, or change of control, of the Company. 

The proceeds of the issue of the Loan Notes may only be used for costs associated with maintaining the Company’s operations through the ongoing FSP. Peel Hunt has applied the majority of its fee towards the Financing and, consequently, is a Note Purchaser. 

The Company has issued a utilisation request in respect of the First Tranche and, subject to satisfaction of the conditions precedent, expects to receive cash proceeds of £5,950,000 by 28 January 2022. 

Lock-Up 

The Note Purchasers (excluding Peel Hunt) have agreed not to (and have agreed to procure that their respective affiliates will not) dispose of any interest in Ordinary Shares owned by them or persons connected to them until such time as such undertaking is released in accordance with the Note Purchase Agreement. 

Board Observer Right 

Under the terms of the Note Purchase Agreement, Sand Grove has the right to appoint an observer to the Board while the Loan Notes remain outstanding although it has not given notice to exercise this right. 

Warrants 

Under the terms of the Note Purchase Agreement, the Company has also agreed to issue to the Note Purchasers Warrants to subscribe for up to 29,169,448 Ordinary Shares representing approximately 17.7 per cent. of the Company’s issued share capital as follows: 

  • (a)  Warrants to subscribe for 8,239,950 Ordinary Shares, representing approximately 5.0 per cent. of the Company’s issued share capital, on issue of the First Tranche of the Loan Notes (the Unconditional Warrants);
  • (b)  Warrants to subscribe for 12,689,541 Ordinary Shares, representing approximately 7.7 per cent. of the Company’s issued share capital, to be issued in connection with the First Tranche, conditional upon the Shareholders approving the disapplication of statutory pre- emption rights for the issue of such Warrants; and

(c) Warrants to subscribe for 8,239,957 Ordinary Shares, representing 5.0 per cent. of the Company’s issued share capital, to be issued if and when the Second Tranche of Loan Notes is issued, conditional upon the Shareholders approving the disapplication of statutory pre- emption rights for the issue of such Warrants (together with the Warrants referred to in sub-paragraph (b) above, the Conditional Warrants). 

Each Warrant is exercisable at the Warrant Price of 10 pence (equal to the nominal value of the Company’s Ordinary Shares) at any time from the date of issue of the Warrant until 15 January 2025. The Warrants are subject to the terms of the Warrant Instrument, further details of which shall be set out in the Circular. 

The Unconditional Warrants will be issued utilising the authorities and powers approved by Shareholders at the Company’s 2021 AGM and are therefore not conditional on further approval by Shareholders. The present authority of the directors to allot equity securities free of statutory pre-emption rights is insufficient for the issue of the Conditional Warrants therefore approval of the Shareholders for the disapplication of statutory pre-emption rights in respect the issue of the Conditional Warrants is required by way of special resolution requiring approval of 75% or more of Shareholders voting. 

Under the terms of the Note Purchase Agreement, the following Warrants will be issued to the Note Purchasers in respect of the issue of the First Tranche of the Loan Notes: 

Note Purchaser Unconditional Warrants Conditional Warrants
 Gatemore  1,297,629  1,998,352
 Lansdowne  2,335,733  3,597,035
 Sand Grove  4,087,537  6,294,813
 Peel Hunt  519,051  799,341
Security 

The Loan Notes represent senior ranking obligations of the Company and are secured on a first priority basis and guaranteed by other members of the Group. The security consists of first ranking fixed and floating security over substantially all of each member of the Group’s assets. 

General Meeting & Irrevocable undertakings 

The Circular, including the Notice of General Meeting, is expected to be sent to Shareholders and published on the Company's website (www.sensynehealth.com) on or around 26 January 2022. 

The Directors utilised in full the general disapplication of statutory pre-emption rights approved by Shareholders at the Company’s 2021 AGM to issue the Unconditional Warrants. It is therefore necessary for Shareholders to approve the specific disapplication of statutory pre-emption rights to empower the Directors to issue the Conditional Warrants by way of passing a special resolution. In addition, the Board is proposing a separate ordinary resolution to renew the now exhausted general disapplication authority. 

The Company has received irrevocable undertakings to vote in favour of the Disapplication Resolution in respect of 85,635,741 Ordinary Shares representing approximately 51.96 per cent. of the existing share capital of the Company. 

If Shareholders do not approve the Disapplication Resolution, the Conditional Warrants cannot be issued. This will constitute an event of default under the Note Purchase Agreement potentially triggering a redemption of the Loan Notes. In such circumstances, without immediate access to alternative sources of cash, the Company would not be able to continue trading and would very likely become insolvent and be placed into administration. The Disapplication Resolution is a special resolution requiring a vote in favour from 75% or more of Shareholders voting. 

Takeover Panel Waiver 

As the Company is currently in an offer period for the purposes of the Takeover Code as a result of the ongoing Formal Sale Process, under Rule 21.1(a) of the Takeover Code the Company must not, without the approval of the Shareholders in general meeting, take any action which may result in any offer or bona fide possible offer being frustrated or in shareholders being denied the opportunity to decide on its merits. In particular, it may not take certain actions, including issue any shares or any securities carrying rights of conversion into or subscription for shares, or enter into any contracts otherwise than in the ordinary course of business. 

The Takeover Panel will normally agree to disapply the requirement for shareholder approval in a general meeting if, inter alia, shareholders of the Company holding shares carrying more than 50 per cent. of the voting rights of the Company state in writing that they approve the proposed action and would vote in favour of any resolution to that effect proposed at a general meeting. 

As the Financing falls within the scope of the restrictions of Rule 21.1(a) of the Takeover Code, the Company has obtained confirmation in writing from Shareholders holding 51.96 per cent. of the voting rights of the Company approving the Financing for these purposes and accordingly the Takeover Panel has agreed to disapply the requirement for shareholder approval in general meeting. 

Press release

Successful Completion of Financing and Notice of General Meeting

Oxford, U.K. –26 January 2022: Sensyne Health plc (LSE:SENS), the UK clinical AI company, announces it has successfully completed the financing announced on 14 January 2022.

The financing comprises up to £11.35 million (comprising a first tranche of £6.35 million and an additional tranche of £5 million by mutual consent) and will fund the business through the ongoing Formal Sale Process. Lord Drayson has confirmed his commitment to the Company’s mission and its unique ethical business model for the use of anonymised patient data in medical research in partnership with the NHS and health systems world-wide. He has proposed and the Company has agreed that he will reduce his base salary to £1 per annum while the Loan Notes are outstanding and he has committed to vote for any bid for the Company that results from the Formal Sale Process that is consistent with the Company’s mission and maximises value for shareholders or is recommended by the independent Directors.

Prof Sir Bruce Keogh, Chairman, commented:

“I am grateful to shareholders for their support in providing this financing, which puts the Company in a position to complete the Formal Sale Process.”

Unless otherwise indicated, capitalised terms in this announcement have the meaning given to them in the definitions section included in Appendix I. A Circular, including the Notice of General Meeting, is expected to be sent to Shareholders and published on the Company's website (www.sensynehealth.com) on or around 26 January 2022.

Introduction

On 26 January 2022 the Company entered into the Financing with a number of its institutional shareholders and Peel Hunt to raise £6.35 million (and up to a further £5.0 million by mutual consent) through the issue of Loan Notes and Warrants. The proceeds of the First Tranche are expected to be credited to the Company by 28 January 2022 and will contribute to general working capital to enable the Company to continue to proceed through the ongoing Formal Sale Process.

Shareholder approval is being sought for the passing of the Resolutions at the General Meeting to authorise the Directors to issue the Conditional Warrants pursuant to the Financing and to disapply statutory pre-emption rights in respect thereof. In addition, Shareholder approval is being sought to renew the general authority for the Directors to allot shares and to disapply statutory pre- emption rights. 

The Company has received irrevocable undertakings to vote in favour of the Disapplication Resolution representing approximately 51.96 per cent. of the existing share capital of the Company. Details on the importance of voting in favour of the Disapplication Resolution may be found below. 

Background to and reasons for the Financing 

As of 24 January 2022, the Company's unaudited cash position was £2.5 million. The unaudited adjusted operating loss for the six months ending 31 October 2021 was £14.7 million and the unaudited revenue figure for the same period was £1.0 million. The Company has been seeking funding from a number of different sources and due to the pressing need for additional working capital, the Company announced on 14 January 2022 that it had signed a non-binding term sheet with a number of its institutional shareholders and Peel Hunt to provide £6.35 million of capital (with an additional £5 million which may be provided by mutual consent) to finance the Company over the coming months as it proceeds through to the outcome of the ongoing FSP. 

The Financing was entered into on 26 January 2022 and the Company expects to receive the monies from the First Tranche by 28 January 2022. Without the monies from the Financing, the Company would not have sufficient cash to complete the FSP nor continue to trade beyond early February 2022. The full proceeds of the Financing are expected to secure the Company’s short term financing requirements and fund the business through the ongoing FSP. Further details of the Financing may be found below. 

On 25 January 2022 the Company and Excalibur Healthcare Services (“Excalibur”) agreed to amend the terms of the Licence and Development Agreement signed 9 February 2021. Pursuant to the amended terms, Excalibur’s licence to use MagnifEye becomes non-exclusive with immediate effect. The Company will continue to receive a royalty on sales made by Excalibur, but guaranteed minimum royalties are removed. The Company will now seek additional commercial partners for MagnifEye, which comprises a suite of eight algorithms that can be used to automate and improve the accuracy of reading lateral flow diagnostic tests, with applicability beyond COVID-19 to a wide range of industrial applications, both clinical and non-clinical. Excalibur can also market and partner its own tests with MagnifEye to existing and new customers for all applications. 

On 14 January 2022 the Company announced that it had accumulated a substantial debtor. The Company has ceased to pursue monies due under contract and expects to make a substantial provision in its accounts which will not impact the cash runway of the Company. 

Details of the Financing 

Loan Notes 

On 26 January 2022, the Company entered into the Note Purchase Agreement pursuant to which the Note Purchasers have agreed to purchase Loan Notes with principal amount of up to £11,350,000. The Note Purchase Agreement provides for the Note Purchasers to purchase the Loan Notes in two tranches: 

  • (a)  an initial tranche of £6,350,000 principal amount of Loan Notes, subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions precedent by the Company, following execution of the Note Purchase Agreement (the First Tranche); and
  • (b)  an additional tranche of up to £5,000,000 principal amount of Loan Notes, subject to the consent of both the Company and the Note Purchasers and satisfaction of certain conditions precedent by the Company (the Second Tranche).

The Loan Notes are redeemable at 1.25 times their par value and have a maturity date which is 364 days following the date of utilisation of the First Tranche. The Loan Notes are required to be redeemed in full on the earliest to occur of (i) the maturity date and (ii) the sale of all or substantially all of the issued share capital, or change of control, of the Company. 

The proceeds of the issue of the Loan Notes may only be used for costs associated with maintaining the Company’s operations through the ongoing FSP. Peel Hunt has applied the majority of its fee towards the Financing and, consequently, is a Note Purchaser. 

The Company has issued a utilisation request in respect of the First Tranche and, subject to satisfaction of the conditions precedent, expects to receive cash proceeds of £5,950,000 by 28 January 2022. 

Lock-Up 

The Note Purchasers (excluding Peel Hunt) have agreed not to (and have agreed to procure that their respective affiliates will not) dispose of any interest in Ordinary Shares owned by them or persons connected to them until such time as such undertaking is released in accordance with the Note Purchase Agreement. 

Board Observer Right 

Under the terms of the Note Purchase Agreement, Sand Grove has the right to appoint an observer to the Board while the Loan Notes remain outstanding although it has not given notice to exercise this right. 

Warrants 

Under the terms of the Note Purchase Agreement, the Company has also agreed to issue to the Note Purchasers Warrants to subscribe for up to 29,169,448 Ordinary Shares representing approximately 17.7 per cent. of the Company’s issued share capital as follows: 

  • (a)  Warrants to subscribe for 8,239,950 Ordinary Shares, representing approximately 5.0 per cent. of the Company’s issued share capital, on issue of the First Tranche of the Loan Notes (the Unconditional Warrants);
  • (b)  Warrants to subscribe for 12,689,541 Ordinary Shares, representing approximately 7.7 per cent. of the Company’s issued share capital, to be issued in connection with the First Tranche, conditional upon the Shareholders approving the disapplication of statutory pre- emption rights for the issue of such Warrants; and

(c) Warrants to subscribe for 8,239,957 Ordinary Shares, representing 5.0 per cent. of the Company’s issued share capital, to be issued if and when the Second Tranche of Loan Notes is issued, conditional upon the Shareholders approving the disapplication of statutory pre- emption rights for the issue of such Warrants (together with the Warrants referred to in sub-paragraph (b) above, the Conditional Warrants). 

Each Warrant is exercisable at the Warrant Price of 10 pence (equal to the nominal value of the Company’s Ordinary Shares) at any time from the date of issue of the Warrant until 15 January 2025. The Warrants are subject to the terms of the Warrant Instrument, further details of which shall be set out in the Circular. 

The Unconditional Warrants will be issued utilising the authorities and powers approved by Shareholders at the Company’s 2021 AGM and are therefore not conditional on further approval by Shareholders. The present authority of the directors to allot equity securities free of statutory pre-emption rights is insufficient for the issue of the Conditional Warrants therefore approval of the Shareholders for the disapplication of statutory pre-emption rights in respect the issue of the Conditional Warrants is required by way of special resolution requiring approval of 75% or more of Shareholders voting. 

Under the terms of the Note Purchase Agreement, the following Warrants will be issued to the Note Purchasers in respect of the issue of the First Tranche of the Loan Notes: 

Note Purchaser Unconditional Warrants Conditional Warrants
 Gatemore  1,297,629  1,998,352
 Lansdowne  2,335,733  3,597,035
 Sand Grove  4,087,537  6,294,813
 Peel Hunt  519,051  799,341
Security 

The Loan Notes represent senior ranking obligations of the Company and are secured on a first priority basis and guaranteed by other members of the Group. The security consists of first ranking fixed and floating security over substantially all of each member of the Group’s assets. 

General Meeting & Irrevocable undertakings 

The Circular, including the Notice of General Meeting, is expected to be sent to Shareholders and published on the Company's website (www.sensynehealth.com) on or around 26 January 2022. 

The Directors utilised in full the general disapplication of statutory pre-emption rights approved by Shareholders at the Company’s 2021 AGM to issue the Unconditional Warrants. It is therefore necessary for Shareholders to approve the specific disapplication of statutory pre-emption rights to empower the Directors to issue the Conditional Warrants by way of passing a special resolution. In addition, the Board is proposing a separate ordinary resolution to renew the now exhausted general disapplication authority. 

The Company has received irrevocable undertakings to vote in favour of the Disapplication Resolution in respect of 85,635,741 Ordinary Shares representing approximately 51.96 per cent. of the existing share capital of the Company. 

If Shareholders do not approve the Disapplication Resolution, the Conditional Warrants cannot be issued. This will constitute an event of default under the Note Purchase Agreement potentially triggering a redemption of the Loan Notes. In such circumstances, without immediate access to alternative sources of cash, the Company would not be able to continue trading and would very likely become insolvent and be placed into administration. The Disapplication Resolution is a special resolution requiring a vote in favour from 75% or more of Shareholders voting. 

Takeover Panel Waiver 

As the Company is currently in an offer period for the purposes of the Takeover Code as a result of the ongoing Formal Sale Process, under Rule 21.1(a) of the Takeover Code the Company must not, without the approval of the Shareholders in general meeting, take any action which may result in any offer or bona fide possible offer being frustrated or in shareholders being denied the opportunity to decide on its merits. In particular, it may not take certain actions, including issue any shares or any securities carrying rights of conversion into or subscription for shares, or enter into any contracts otherwise than in the ordinary course of business. 

The Takeover Panel will normally agree to disapply the requirement for shareholder approval in a general meeting if, inter alia, shareholders of the Company holding shares carrying more than 50 per cent. of the voting rights of the Company state in writing that they approve the proposed action and would vote in favour of any resolution to that effect proposed at a general meeting. 

As the Financing falls within the scope of the restrictions of Rule 21.1(a) of the Takeover Code, the Company has obtained confirmation in writing from Shareholders holding 51.96 per cent. of the voting rights of the Company approving the Financing for these purposes and accordingly the Takeover Panel has agreed to disapply the requirement for shareholder approval in general meeting. 

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Press release

Successful Completion of Financing and Notice of General Meeting

January 26, 2022
Oxford, U.K. –26 January 2022: Sensyne Health plc (LSE:SENS), the UK clinical AI company, announces it has successfully completed the financing announced on 14 January 2022.

The financing comprises up to £11.35 million (comprising a first tranche of £6.35 million and an additional tranche of £5 million by mutual consent) and will fund the business through the ongoing Formal Sale Process. Lord Drayson has confirmed his commitment to the Company’s mission and its unique ethical business model for the use of anonymised patient data in medical research in partnership with the NHS and health systems world-wide. He has proposed and the Company has agreed that he will reduce his base salary to £1 per annum while the Loan Notes are outstanding and he has committed to vote for any bid for the Company that results from the Formal Sale Process that is consistent with the Company’s mission and maximises value for shareholders or is recommended by the independent Directors.

Prof Sir Bruce Keogh, Chairman, commented:

“I am grateful to shareholders for their support in providing this financing, which puts the Company in a position to complete the Formal Sale Process.”

Unless otherwise indicated, capitalised terms in this announcement have the meaning given to them in the definitions section included in Appendix I. A Circular, including the Notice of General Meeting, is expected to be sent to Shareholders and published on the Company's website (www.sensynehealth.com) on or around 26 January 2022.

Introduction

On 26 January 2022 the Company entered into the Financing with a number of its institutional shareholders and Peel Hunt to raise £6.35 million (and up to a further £5.0 million by mutual consent) through the issue of Loan Notes and Warrants. The proceeds of the First Tranche are expected to be credited to the Company by 28 January 2022 and will contribute to general working capital to enable the Company to continue to proceed through the ongoing Formal Sale Process.

Shareholder approval is being sought for the passing of the Resolutions at the General Meeting to authorise the Directors to issue the Conditional Warrants pursuant to the Financing and to disapply statutory pre-emption rights in respect thereof. In addition, Shareholder approval is being sought to renew the general authority for the Directors to allot shares and to disapply statutory pre- emption rights. 

The Company has received irrevocable undertakings to vote in favour of the Disapplication Resolution representing approximately 51.96 per cent. of the existing share capital of the Company. Details on the importance of voting in favour of the Disapplication Resolution may be found below. 

Background to and reasons for the Financing 

As of 24 January 2022, the Company's unaudited cash position was £2.5 million. The unaudited adjusted operating loss for the six months ending 31 October 2021 was £14.7 million and the unaudited revenue figure for the same period was £1.0 million. The Company has been seeking funding from a number of different sources and due to the pressing need for additional working capital, the Company announced on 14 January 2022 that it had signed a non-binding term sheet with a number of its institutional shareholders and Peel Hunt to provide £6.35 million of capital (with an additional £5 million which may be provided by mutual consent) to finance the Company over the coming months as it proceeds through to the outcome of the ongoing FSP. 

The Financing was entered into on 26 January 2022 and the Company expects to receive the monies from the First Tranche by 28 January 2022. Without the monies from the Financing, the Company would not have sufficient cash to complete the FSP nor continue to trade beyond early February 2022. The full proceeds of the Financing are expected to secure the Company’s short term financing requirements and fund the business through the ongoing FSP. Further details of the Financing may be found below. 

On 25 January 2022 the Company and Excalibur Healthcare Services (“Excalibur”) agreed to amend the terms of the Licence and Development Agreement signed 9 February 2021. Pursuant to the amended terms, Excalibur’s licence to use MagnifEye becomes non-exclusive with immediate effect. The Company will continue to receive a royalty on sales made by Excalibur, but guaranteed minimum royalties are removed. The Company will now seek additional commercial partners for MagnifEye, which comprises a suite of eight algorithms that can be used to automate and improve the accuracy of reading lateral flow diagnostic tests, with applicability beyond COVID-19 to a wide range of industrial applications, both clinical and non-clinical. Excalibur can also market and partner its own tests with MagnifEye to existing and new customers for all applications. 

On 14 January 2022 the Company announced that it had accumulated a substantial debtor. The Company has ceased to pursue monies due under contract and expects to make a substantial provision in its accounts which will not impact the cash runway of the Company. 

Details of the Financing 

Loan Notes 

On 26 January 2022, the Company entered into the Note Purchase Agreement pursuant to which the Note Purchasers have agreed to purchase Loan Notes with principal amount of up to £11,350,000. The Note Purchase Agreement provides for the Note Purchasers to purchase the Loan Notes in two tranches: 

  • (a)  an initial tranche of £6,350,000 principal amount of Loan Notes, subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions precedent by the Company, following execution of the Note Purchase Agreement (the First Tranche); and
  • (b)  an additional tranche of up to £5,000,000 principal amount of Loan Notes, subject to the consent of both the Company and the Note Purchasers and satisfaction of certain conditions precedent by the Company (the Second Tranche).

The Loan Notes are redeemable at 1.25 times their par value and have a maturity date which is 364 days following the date of utilisation of the First Tranche. The Loan Notes are required to be redeemed in full on the earliest to occur of (i) the maturity date and (ii) the sale of all or substantially all of the issued share capital, or change of control, of the Company. 

The proceeds of the issue of the Loan Notes may only be used for costs associated with maintaining the Company’s operations through the ongoing FSP. Peel Hunt has applied the majority of its fee towards the Financing and, consequently, is a Note Purchaser. 

The Company has issued a utilisation request in respect of the First Tranche and, subject to satisfaction of the conditions precedent, expects to receive cash proceeds of £5,950,000 by 28 January 2022. 

Lock-Up 

The Note Purchasers (excluding Peel Hunt) have agreed not to (and have agreed to procure that their respective affiliates will not) dispose of any interest in Ordinary Shares owned by them or persons connected to them until such time as such undertaking is released in accordance with the Note Purchase Agreement. 

Board Observer Right 

Under the terms of the Note Purchase Agreement, Sand Grove has the right to appoint an observer to the Board while the Loan Notes remain outstanding although it has not given notice to exercise this right. 

Warrants 

Under the terms of the Note Purchase Agreement, the Company has also agreed to issue to the Note Purchasers Warrants to subscribe for up to 29,169,448 Ordinary Shares representing approximately 17.7 per cent. of the Company’s issued share capital as follows: 

  • (a)  Warrants to subscribe for 8,239,950 Ordinary Shares, representing approximately 5.0 per cent. of the Company’s issued share capital, on issue of the First Tranche of the Loan Notes (the Unconditional Warrants);
  • (b)  Warrants to subscribe for 12,689,541 Ordinary Shares, representing approximately 7.7 per cent. of the Company’s issued share capital, to be issued in connection with the First Tranche, conditional upon the Shareholders approving the disapplication of statutory pre- emption rights for the issue of such Warrants; and

(c) Warrants to subscribe for 8,239,957 Ordinary Shares, representing 5.0 per cent. of the Company’s issued share capital, to be issued if and when the Second Tranche of Loan Notes is issued, conditional upon the Shareholders approving the disapplication of statutory pre- emption rights for the issue of such Warrants (together with the Warrants referred to in sub-paragraph (b) above, the Conditional Warrants). 

Each Warrant is exercisable at the Warrant Price of 10 pence (equal to the nominal value of the Company’s Ordinary Shares) at any time from the date of issue of the Warrant until 15 January 2025. The Warrants are subject to the terms of the Warrant Instrument, further details of which shall be set out in the Circular. 

The Unconditional Warrants will be issued utilising the authorities and powers approved by Shareholders at the Company’s 2021 AGM and are therefore not conditional on further approval by Shareholders. The present authority of the directors to allot equity securities free of statutory pre-emption rights is insufficient for the issue of the Conditional Warrants therefore approval of the Shareholders for the disapplication of statutory pre-emption rights in respect the issue of the Conditional Warrants is required by way of special resolution requiring approval of 75% or more of Shareholders voting. 

Under the terms of the Note Purchase Agreement, the following Warrants will be issued to the Note Purchasers in respect of the issue of the First Tranche of the Loan Notes: 

Note Purchaser Unconditional Warrants Conditional Warrants
 Gatemore  1,297,629  1,998,352
 Lansdowne  2,335,733  3,597,035
 Sand Grove  4,087,537  6,294,813
 Peel Hunt  519,051  799,341
Security 

The Loan Notes represent senior ranking obligations of the Company and are secured on a first priority basis and guaranteed by other members of the Group. The security consists of first ranking fixed and floating security over substantially all of each member of the Group’s assets. 

General Meeting & Irrevocable undertakings 

The Circular, including the Notice of General Meeting, is expected to be sent to Shareholders and published on the Company's website (www.sensynehealth.com) on or around 26 January 2022. 

The Directors utilised in full the general disapplication of statutory pre-emption rights approved by Shareholders at the Company’s 2021 AGM to issue the Unconditional Warrants. It is therefore necessary for Shareholders to approve the specific disapplication of statutory pre-emption rights to empower the Directors to issue the Conditional Warrants by way of passing a special resolution. In addition, the Board is proposing a separate ordinary resolution to renew the now exhausted general disapplication authority. 

The Company has received irrevocable undertakings to vote in favour of the Disapplication Resolution in respect of 85,635,741 Ordinary Shares representing approximately 51.96 per cent. of the existing share capital of the Company. 

If Shareholders do not approve the Disapplication Resolution, the Conditional Warrants cannot be issued. This will constitute an event of default under the Note Purchase Agreement potentially triggering a redemption of the Loan Notes. In such circumstances, without immediate access to alternative sources of cash, the Company would not be able to continue trading and would very likely become insolvent and be placed into administration. The Disapplication Resolution is a special resolution requiring a vote in favour from 75% or more of Shareholders voting. 

Takeover Panel Waiver 

As the Company is currently in an offer period for the purposes of the Takeover Code as a result of the ongoing Formal Sale Process, under Rule 21.1(a) of the Takeover Code the Company must not, without the approval of the Shareholders in general meeting, take any action which may result in any offer or bona fide possible offer being frustrated or in shareholders being denied the opportunity to decide on its merits. In particular, it may not take certain actions, including issue any shares or any securities carrying rights of conversion into or subscription for shares, or enter into any contracts otherwise than in the ordinary course of business. 

The Takeover Panel will normally agree to disapply the requirement for shareholder approval in a general meeting if, inter alia, shareholders of the Company holding shares carrying more than 50 per cent. of the voting rights of the Company state in writing that they approve the proposed action and would vote in favour of any resolution to that effect proposed at a general meeting. 

As the Financing falls within the scope of the restrictions of Rule 21.1(a) of the Takeover Code, the Company has obtained confirmation in writing from Shareholders holding 51.96 per cent. of the voting rights of the Company approving the Financing for these purposes and accordingly the Takeover Panel has agreed to disapply the requirement for shareholder approval in general meeting.