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Amphion Innovations PLC

20 November 2019


("Amphion" or "the Company")

Directors' Dealings and Business Update

London and New York, 20 November 2019 - Amphion Innovations plc (AIM: AMP), the developer of medical, life science, and technology businesses, announces that on 18 November 2019 Amphion's CEO Richard Morgan has agreed to purchase 26,096,881 ordinary shares (the "Shares") directly from L. Jean Macaleer, wife of the Company's former Chairman, R. James Macaleer for US $100.00. The Company's shares are currently suspended from trading on AIM. In the event that trading of Amphion shares resumes by 31 December 2019, Mr. Morgan would pay an additional US $25,000 within 90 days of resumed trading. Following this purchase, Richard Morgan's total shareholding is 49,739,390 ordinary shares of the Company, representing 23.7% of the issued share capital.

   Director      Number of New Ordinary   Total Shareholding   Percentage of 
                         Shares                                 Voting Rights 
 Richard C.E. 
  Morgan               26,096,881             49,739,390           23.7% 
                -----------------------  -------------------  --------------- 

The closing date of the share purchase shall take place on by 26 November 2019. The Company is also in advanced discussions to settle approximately US $10 million in debts owed to the Macaleer Estate. A further announcement will be made in the event of a definitive agreement being reached.

Additionally, the Company announces a business update as follows. On 18 October 2019 the Company announced that the lender of its loan facility, (the "Facility"), had sold Amphion's holding in Polarean Imaging plc for total proceeds of US $2.6 million ("Sale"). The Sale, when aggregated with prior sales of the Company's assets sold over the 12 months prior to the Sale has been deemed to be a fundamental disposal under Rule 15 of the AIM Rules for Companies ("AIM Rules") on the basis that the sales resulted in the Company divesting of the majority of its trading business, activities or assets. Accordingly, the Company is now deemed to be an AIM Rule 15 Cash Shell under the AIM Rules. As such, the Company is required to complete a reverse takeover under AIM Rule 14 on or before the date falling six months from the Sale, or be re-admitted to trading on AIM as an investing company under AIM Rule 8 (which requires the raising of at least GBP6 million on, or immediately before, re-admission). In the event of neither of these events occurring within 6 months of the Sale, the Company's shares would be suspended from trading on AIM pursuant to AIM Rule 40.

Notwithstanding the above and further to the Company's announcement on 27 June 2019, the Company's shares remain suspended from trading on AIM pending publication of the Company's results for the year ended 31 December 2018 and the six months ended 30 June 2019 (together the "Results"). In the event that trading in the ordinary shares does not recommence on or before 31 December 2019, admission to trading on AIM would be cancelled pursuant to AIM Rule 31.

The Company remains highly cash constrained and has been actively exploring a number of potential opportunities to provide funding and to restructure the Company's existing debt. Further announcements will be made as and when appropriate.

This announcement contains inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of Regulation (EU) No 596/2014 ("MAR").


 1    Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person 
       closely associated 
 a)   Name                               Richard C.E. Morgan 
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 2    Reason for the notification 
 a)   Position/status                    CEO and PDMR 
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 b)   Initial notification/Amendment     Initial notification 
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 3    Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, 
       auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor 
 a)   Name                               Amphion Innovations plc 
     =================================  ==================================== 
 b)   LEI                                213800M7MTE2W2P6C104 
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 4    Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated 
       for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; 
       (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions 
       have been conducted 
 a)   Description of the                 Ordinary Shares 
       financial instrument, 
       type of instrument 
     =================================  ==================================== 
 b)   Nature of the transaction          Purchase of Ordinary Shares 
     =================================  ==================================== 
 c)   Price(s) and volume(s)             US $100 plus US $25,000 contingent 
                                          payment for 26,096,881 Ordinary 
     =================================  ==================================== 
 d)   Aggregated information 
       - Aggregated volume                 $n/a 
       - Price 
     =================================  ==================================== 
 e)   Date of the transaction            26 November 2019 
     =================================  ==================================== 
 f)   Place of the transaction           Outside a trading venue 
     =================================  ==================================== 

For further information please contact:

 Amphion Innovations                                            Tel: +1 (212) 210 6224 
 Charlie Morgan 
 Panmure Gordon Limited (Nominated Adviser                              Tel: +44 (0)20 
  and Corporate Broker)                                                      7886 2500 
 Emma Earl/ Freddy Crossley (Corporate 
 Charles Leigh-Pemberton (Corporate 
 SP Angel Corporate Finance LLP (Joint Corporate                       Tel: +44 (0) 20 
  Broker)                                                                    3470 0470 
 David Hignell (Corporate Finance) 
 Vadim Alexandre (Corporate Broking) 
 Walbrook PR                        Tel: +44 (0)20 7933 8780 or amphion@walbrookpr.com 
 Anna Dunphy / Paul 

About Amphion Innovations plc

Amphion Innovations is a developer of medical, life science and technology businesses. We use our extensive experience in company building to invest and build shareholder value in high growth companies in the US and UK. Amphion has significant shareholding in a few Partner Companies developing proven technologies targeting substantial commercial marketplaces. The Amphion model has been refined to optimise the commercialisation of patents and other intellectual property within the Partner Companies.

On the web: www.amphionplc.com

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