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Hygea VCT plc (HYG)

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Tuesday 08 October, 2019

Hygea VCT plc

Update for the quarter ended 30 September 2019

Update for the quarter ended 30 September 2019

Seneca Growth Capital VCT Plc (the "Company")

Update for the quarter ended 30 September 2019

The Directors and the investment manager of the Company, Seneca Partners Limited, have reviewed the valuation of the Company’s portfolios as at 30 September 2019.

The unaudited net asset value per share ("NAV") of an ordinary share as at 30 September 2019 was 34.6p per share.  This is an increase of 1.0p from the previously published unaudited NAV as at 30 June 2019 of 33.6p, due to the changes in the value of the quoted investments, net of the associated performance fee. The quoted investments of the ordinary share pool are valued at the closing bid prices. As at 30 September 2019, shares in Scancell plc were valued at 7.0p (30 June 2019: 6.5p) and shares in Omega Diagnostics plc were valued at 11.3p (30 June 2019: 9.7p). The Directors also reviewed the unquoted investments held in the portfolio and concluded that all valuations remain appropriate.

The unaudited NAV of a B share as at 30 September 2019 was 95.2p per B share.  This is a decrease of 4.3p from the previously published unaudited NAV as at 30 June 2019 of 99.5p due to changes in the value of the quoted investment, as well as the impact of ordinary running costs incurred in the quarter ended 30 September 2019. The quoted investment of the B share pool is valued at the closing bid price. As at 30 September 2019, shares in SkinBioTherapeutics plc were valued at 15.25p (30 June 2019: 19.5p). The Directors also reviewed the unquoted investments held in the portfolio and concluded that all valuations remain appropriate.  The decrease in the NAV per B share is limited by the impact of the cost cap which restricts the burden of ordinary running costs on the B share class to 3% of the NAV of the B shares.

During the quarter the Company also issued a prospectus on 16 July 2019 in relation to an offer for subscription for further B shares to raise, in aggregate, up to £10 million with an over-allotment facility of up to a further £10 million (before issue costs) (the "Offer"). The Offer is expected to close no later than 5.00 p.m. on 3 April 2020 in relation to the tax year 2019/20, and no later than 5.00 p.m. on 9 July 2020 in relation to the tax year 2020/21 (unless the Offer has been fully subscribed by an earlier date or previously extended by the Board to a date no later than 13 July 2020).

The Directors are not aware of any post period end events that would materially impact the Company itself or the value of investments held.

For further information, please contact:

John Hustler, Seneca Growth Capital VCT Plc at [email protected]

Richard Manley, Seneca Growth Capital VCT Plc at [email protected]


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