London, UK - 2 April 2015: Oxford BioMedica plc (“Oxford BioMedica” or “the Group”) (LSE:OXB), a leading gene and cell therapy group, gives notice that copies of the 2014 Annual Report and Accounts and the Notice of Annual General Meeting (“AGM”) have been sent to shareholders. These documents are available on the “Investors” section of the Group’s website at www.oxfordbiomedica.co.uk. Oxford BioMedica plc announced preliminary results for the year ended 31 December 2014 on 13 March 2015.
Copies of these documents have been submitted to the UK Listing Authority for publication through the National Storage Mechanism and will shortly be available for inspection at http://www.hemscott.com/nsm.do.
Further copies of the 2014 Annual Report and Accounts are available from the Group Secretary, Oxford BioMedica plc, Windrush Court, Transport Way, Oxford, OX4 6LT, United Kingdom (telephone number: +44 (0) 1865 783 000).
Oxford BioMedica plc also announces that its AGM will be held on Thursday 7 May 2015. The meeting will be held at the offices of Covington & Burling LLP, 265 Strand, London WC2R 1BH, commencing at 10.00 a.m.
In accordance with the requirements of Rule 6.3.5 of the Disclosure Rules and Transparency Rules of the UK Financial Conduct Authority, the appendix to this announcement contains descriptions of the principal risks and uncertainties affecting the Group and material related party transactions, and a responsibility statement which has been extracted from the 2014 Annual Report and Accounts. This announcement should be read in conjunction with, and not as a substitute for, reading the full 2014 Annual Report and Accounts.
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About Oxford BioMedica
Oxford BioMedica (LSE:OXB) is a leading gene and cell therapy group focused on developing life changing treatments for serious diseases. Oxford BioMedica and its subsidiaries (the "Group") have built a sector leading lentiviral vector delivery platform (LentiVector®), which the Group leverages to develop in vivo and ex vivo products both in-house and with partners. The Group has created a valuable proprietary portfolio of gene and cell therapy product candidates in the areas of oncology, ophthalmology and CNS disorders. The Group has also entered into a number of partnerships, including with Novartis, Bioverativ, Sanofi, Axovant, Orchard Therapeutics, Boehringer Ingelheim/UK Cystic Fibrosis Gene Therapy Consortium/Imperial Innovations, GC LabCell and Immune Design, through which it has long-term economic interests in other potential gene and cell therapy products. Oxford BioMedica is based across several locations in Oxfordshire, UK and employs more than 320 people. Further information is available at www.oxfordbiomedica.co.uk.
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Oxford BioMedica plc
John Dawson, Chief Executive Officer
Stuart Paynter, Chief Financial Officer
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