Itaconix PLC - Company Update on Funding and Business Plan
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Company Update on Funding and Business Plan
The Company commenced a process in early March to raise equity funding to support this order book and fund working capital needs to continue advancing revenues of the Company's growing portfolio of bio-based ingredients for consumer products. Due to current market turbulence, discussions in the UK and the US to procure funding continue. There can be no assurance at this time, however, of additional funding nor of the terms and price of such funding.
In response to the market volatility and uncertainty caused by Covid-19, the Company is undertaking operational efforts to extend the Company's runway with its current balance of £0.3 million in cash whilst it continues its efforts to procure additional funding, including:
· Maintaining production capabilities to assure fulfilment of new purchase orders from customers;
· Reducing short-term operating costs;
· Negotiating new payment terms with key customers and suppliers to reduce working capital needs;
· Assessing the sale of assets; and
· Reviewing the benefits and costs associated with the Company's shares continuing to trade on AIM.
The Board believes that, with these actions and without any further funding, the Company has sufficient working capital to operate to at least the end of
For further information please contact:
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John R. Shaw / Laura Denner
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Peter Steel / James Moat (Corporate Finance)
Tom Salvesen (Corporate Broking)
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