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4D pharma plc Directors increase holdings in company

4D pharma plc (LON: DDDD), a pharmaceutical company leading the development of Live Biotherapeutics, has today announced that Duncan Peyton, David Norwood, Alex Stevenson and Thomas Engelen all Directors in the company have today purchased ordinary shares in the Company as listed below. Following this transaction, the Directors have a resulting interest in the ordinary shares of the Company set out as follows.

Name

Shares in 4D pharma plc before purchase

% of total shares in issue

Shares in 4D pharma plc after purchase

% of total shares in issue

David Norwood (Chairman)

7,000,000

10.69%

7,050,000

10.76%

Duncan Peyton (CEO)

6,250,286

9.54%

6,337,215

9.68%

Alex Stevenson (CSO)

6,250,286

9.54%

6,337,242

9.68%

Thomas Engelen (NXD)

500,000

0.76%

519,000

0.79%

Founded in February 2014, 4D Pharma plc is a world leader in the development of Live Biotherapeutics, a novel and emerging class of drugs, defined by the FDA as biological products that contain a live organism, such as a bacteria, that is applicable to the prevention, treatment or cure of a disease. 4D has developed a proprietary platform that rationally identifies novel bacteria that have a precise and evolved therapeutic effect. All of 4D’s Live Biotherapeutic products are orally delivered single strains of bacteria that are naturally found in the healthy human gut. 4D has completed a Phase I study in Irritable Bowel Syndrome and has completed dosing in a Phase I study in Paediatric Crohn’s Disease. It currently has a pipeline of 13 pre-clinical programmes, covering disease areas such as cancer, poorly controlled asthma, autoimmune and CNS disease, and plans to commence four additional clinical studies in 2018.