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Friday 21 May, 2021

Novacyt S.A.

DHSC Dispute Update

RNS Number : 3629Z
Novacyt S.A.
21 May 2021
 

Novacyt S.A.

("Novacyt", the "Company" or the "Group")

 

DHSC Dispute Update

 

Paris, France and Camberley, UK - 21 May 2021 - Novacyt (EURONEXT GROWTH: ALNOV; AIM: NCYT), an international specialist in clinical diagnostics, announces an update to its ongoing dispute with the Department of Health and Social Care ( " DHSC " ).

 

On 9 April 2021, Novacyt announced that it was in dispute with the DHSC in relation to its second supply contract and that this may have a material impact on Q4 2020 revenues. In the same announcement it was also noted that approximately 50% of Q1 2021 revenue was driven by sales to the DHSC. The dispute may now have a material impact on these Q1 2021 revenues from the DHSC.

 

The Company has taken legal advice in relation to the dispute and believes it has strong grounds to assert its contractual rights.

 

The information contained within this Announcement is deemed by the Company to constitute inside information as stipulated under Article 7 of the Market Abuse Regulation (EU) No. 596/2014 (as amended) as it forms part of the domestic law of the United Kingdom by virtue of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (as amended). Upon the publication of this Announcement via the Regulatory Information Service, this inside information is now considered to be in the public domain.

 

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Contacts

Novacyt SA

Graham Mullis, Chief Executive Officer

James McCarthy, Chief Financial Officer

+44 (0)1276 600081

 

SP Angel Corporate Finance LLP (Nominated Adviser and Broker)

Matthew Johnson / Charlie Bouverat (Corporate Finance)

Vadim Alexandre / Rob Rees (Corporate Broking)

+44 (0)20 3470 0470

 

Numis Securities Limited (Joint Broker)

Freddie Barnfield / James Black

+44 (0)20 7260 1000

 

Allegra Finance (French Listing Sponsor)

Rémi Durgetto / Yannick Petit

+33 (1) 42 22 10 10

[email protected] ; [email protected]

 

FTI Consulting (International)

Victoria Foster Mitchell / Alex Shaw

+44 (0)20 3727 1000

[email protected] / [email protected]/   [email protected]  

 

FTI Consulting (France)

Arnaud de Cheffontaines

+33 (0)147 03 69 48

[email protected]  

 

About Novacyt Group

The Novacyt Group is an international diagnostics business generating an increasing portfolio of in vitro and molecular diagnostic tests. Its core strengths lie in diagnostics product development, commercialisation, contract design and manufacturing. The Company's lead business units comprise of Primerdesign and Lab21 Products, supplying an extensive range of high-quality assays and reagents worldwide. The Group directly serves microbiology, haematology and serology markets as do its global partners, which include major corporates.

 

For more information please refer to the website: www.novacyt.com

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