15 December 2017

Ergomed plc - Board changes Stephen Stamp appointed as CEO and Jan Petracek as COO

 

London, UK – 15 December 2017: Ergomed plc (LSE: ERGO) ('Ergomed' or the 'Company'), a specialised pharmaceutical services and drug development company, today announces changes to its Board and management team with the appointment of Stephen Stamp as Chief Executive Officer and Dr Jan Petracek as Chief Operating Officer and a Board Director of Ergomed with immediate effect. Dr Dan Weng has decided to step down as CEO with immediate effect.

Stephen Stamp has been Ergomed’s Chief Financial Officer, and member of the Board of Directors, since January 2016. Prior to this, he had spent more than 30 years in corporate finance and general management in both public and private companies in the UK and the USA. He has held senior roles at a number of healthcare businesses in the UK and US and, as CFO, led the IPO of Shire on the London Stock Exchange and NASDAQ as well as a number of major acquisitions. A search for a new CFO will be undertaken.

Dr Jan Petracek has been CEO of Ergomed’s pharmacovigilance subsidiary PrimeVigilance, since April 2017, having joined the Company in November 2016 following the acquisition of European PharmInvent Services s.r.o. where he was CEO. Dr Petracek is the former Head of Risk Management Section at the European Medicines Agency, and the former Head of Pharmacovigilance, Strategy and Development at the State Institute for Drug Control in the Czech Republic.

“Stephen has exceptionally wide business experience and has developed a deep understanding of Ergomed and its markets. His move to CEO makes strong strategic sense as the Company looks to continue to deliver on its strategy. I am also delighted to have Jan join the Board as COO. He has added significant value to the executive management team since joining Ergomed in 2016 and his vision and drive has contributed substantially to our pharmacovigilance business which continues to significantly outpace the growth of a fast growing market. We look forward to his contribution across our wider services business and the Company as a whole. “I’d like to thank Dan for his contributions this year and wish him well with his future endeavours.”

Peter George

Chairman of Ergomed

Dr Jan Petracek, aged 42, currently holds the following directorships and has held no other directorships in the past five years:

 

Current directorships:

European Pharminvent Services s.r.o.

Pharminvent regulatory s.r.o.

PrimeVigilance d.o.o. Beograd-Novi Beograd

PrimeVigilance Inc.

PRIMEVIGILANCE LIMITED

PrimeVigilance Zagreb d.o.o.

SOUND OPINION LIMITED

 

Dr Jan Petracek holds 367,597 Ordinary Shares of 1 penny each in the Company.

 

Ergomed confirms that there are no further disclosures to be made in relation to Rule 17 of paragraph (g) of Schedule Two of the AIM Rules for Companies in respect of Dr Petracek’s appointment.

 

ENDS

 

Enquiries:

 

Ergomed plc

Tel: +44 (0) 1483 503205

Peter George (Chairman)

 

Stephen Stamp (Chief Executive Officer)

 

 

 

Numis Securities Limited

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7260 1000

Michael Meade / Freddie Barnfield (Nominated Adviser)

 

James Black (Joint Broker)

 

 

 

N+1 Singer

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7496 3000

Alex Price (Joint Broker)

 

 

 

Consilium Strategic Communications – for UK enquiries

Tel: +44 (0) 20 3709 5700

Chris Gardner / Mary-Jane Elliott

Ivar Milligan / Philippa Gardner

ergomed@consilium-comms.com

 

 

MC Services – for Continental European enquiries

Tel: +49 211 5292 5222

Anne Hennecke

 

  

About Ergomed

Ergomed provides specialist services to the pharmaceutical industry and develops drugs both wholly-owned and through partnerships. Ergomed’s fast-growing, profitable service offering spans all phases of clinical development and post-approval pharmacovigilance and medical information. Drawing on more than 20 years of expertise in drug development, Ergomed is also building a growing portfolio of drug development partnerships and programmes, including wholly-owned proprietary products for the treatment of surgical bleeding. For further information, visit: http://ergomedplc.com.


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