04 January 2017

Sphere Medical Holding plc - £3 Million Loan Facility


Sphere Medical Holding plc (AIM: SPHR.L), an innovative point-of-care monitoring and diagnostic devices company, is pleased to announce that it has secured a £3 million loan facility (the “Facility”) from Silicon Valley Bank.

Under the Facility, an initial loan of £1.5m is being drawn immediately.  A further £1.5m loan will be conditionally available until March 2018.  The funding from the Facility will be used for general corporate purposes.  The loans will be repayable by March 2020.

“Now that we have launched Proxima 4, this additional funding gives us important extra flexibility as we advance through the launch phase.  We welcome the support from Silicon Valley Bank which is a further demonstration of the continuing commercialisation of the Company.”

Richard Wright

the Company’s Chief Financial Officer

This announcement contains inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of Regulation (EU) No 596/2014.

For further information, please contact:

Sphere Medical Holding plc
Dr Wolfgang Rencken, Chief Executive Officer
Richard Wright, Chief Financial Officer
Tel: +44 (0)1223 875 222

Panmure Gordon
Freddy Crossley (Corporate Finance)
Duncan Monteith (Corporate Finance)
Tom Salvesen (Corporate Broking)
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7886 2500

Consilium Strategic Communications
Mary-Jane Elliott
Ivar Milligan
Hendrik Thys
Tel: +44 (0) 20 3709 5700

About Sphere Medical (AIM: SPHR.L)

Sphere Medical is an innovative point-of-care medical device company. Its Proxima platform measures blood gases, electrolytes and metabolites at the patient’s bedside and aims to improve patient care and reduce health system costs. The device is sold directly to the critical care market via Sphere Medical’s sales force in the UK, Germany, The Netherlands and Belgium and via distributors in Italy and Spain. For further information, please visit www.spheremedical.com.

About Silicon Valley Bank UK

For more than 30 years, Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) has helped innovative businesses, enterprises and their investors move bold ideas forward, fast. SVB provides a range of targeted financial services and expertise through its office in the UK. With commercial and international banking services, SVB helps address the unique needs of innovators. The UK's leading technology and life science businesses, in all stages of development, look to SVB’s niche expertise, 30 years of experience and unparalleled network, as they grow at home and tackle new markets abroad.

Learn more at svb.com/uk. 

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