AB Science – Clarification following the February 11, 2022 public hearing of the Enforcement Committee of the French Market Regulator (AMF)
CLARIFICATION FOLLOWING THE FEBRUARY 11, 2022 PUBLIC HEARING OF THE ENFORCEMENT COMMITTEE OF THE FRENCH MARKET REGULATOR (AMF)
Paris, 12 February, 2022, 8.30pm CET
AB Science SA (Euronext – FR0010557264 – AB) needs to offer the next clarifications, following press articles revealed after the general public listening to of the Enforcement Committee of the French market regulator (AMF) on Friday, February 11, 2022.
As indicated within the Firm’s annual report, the AMF opened in September 2017 an investigation referring to the monetary info and the marketplace for AB Science shares. Following this investigation, AB Science and its CEO Alain Moussy obtained a press release of objections within the first quarter of 2021.
Following this assertion of objections, and as required by the process, a Rapporteur was then appointed by the Enforcement Committee. The Rapporteur drew up an impartial report on the investigation, each incriminating and exculpatory.
The AMF Enforcement Committee met on February 11, 2022 to listen to the place of its Rapporteur, the opinion of the AMF’s investigating group, and the events.
The AMF investigating group upheld the complaints towards (i) AB Science for not having communicated to the market in a well timed method what it thought-about to be privileged info referring to the advertising authorization process for masitinib in mastocytosis as of March 7, 2017, and (ii) Alain Moussy for having used such privileged info to promote a part of his shares, and requested monetary penalties.
AB Science and Alain Moussy have firmly and particularly contested these allegations.
The Rapporteur of the Enforcement Committee, on the idea of her report, thought-about that such privileged info didn’t exist on the time of the fundraising carried out by AB Science on March 24 and 27, 2017 and of the sale by Alain Moussy on March 31, 2017.
The choice of the Enforcement Committee is anticipated in 4 to 6 weeks.
AB Science stays assured within the arguments it submitted to the Enforcement Committee and awaits the Committee’s choice.
About AB Science
Based in 2001, AB Science is a pharmaceutical firm specializing within the analysis, growth and commercialization of protein kinase inhibitors (PKIs), a category of focused proteins whose motion are key in signaling pathways inside cells. Our packages goal solely ailments with excessive unmet medical wants, usually deadly with brief time period survival or uncommon or refractory to earlier line of therapy.
AB Science has developed a proprietary portfolio of molecules and the Firm’s lead compound, masitinib, has already been registered for veterinary drugs and is developed in human drugs in oncology, neurological ailments, inflammatory ailments and viral ailments. The corporate is headquartered in Paris, France, and listed on Euronext Paris (ticker: AB).
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