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EKF Diagnostics Holdings PLC

25 April 2022

EKF Diagnostics Holdings plc

("EKF" or the "Company")

Posting of Annual Report & Accounts

and

Notice of Annual General Meeting

EKF (AIM: EKF) , the AIM-listed global diagnostics business, c onfirms that the Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 December 2021 ("2021 Annual Report") and the Notice of the 2022 Annual General Meeting ("AGM") have now been published on the Company's website here .

The 2021 Annual Report, the Notice of AGM and details for voting by proxy will be posted to shareholders who have not consented to receive electronic communications today, on 25 April 2022.

The AGM is to be held at 11:00 am on 18 May 2022 at 6 Stratton Street Mayfair, London W1J 8LD and will consider the Resolutions set out in the Notice of AGM.

The Company is providing a facility for shareholders to listen in to the AGM either online or telephonically (in a non-voting capacity) and there will be an opportunity for shareholders to ask questions. In order to facilitate the process, the Directors would request that shareholders register for the meeting and submit questions in advance, before 11:00 am on 17 May 2022. To register for dial-in details and to submit any questions please contact Walbrook PR via email at ekf@walbrookpr.com or call +44 (0)20 7933 8787.

Proxy voting

Shareholders will not receive a hard copy form of proxy for the 2022 AGM in the post. Instead, Shareholders will be able to vote electronically using the link www.signalshares.com . Proxy votes must be received no later than 11:00 am on 16 May 2022.

Shareholders may request a hard copy form of proxy directly from the Registrars, Link Group, on Tel: 0371 664 0300. Calls are charged at the standard geographic rate and will vary by provider. Calls outside the United Kingdom will be charged at the applicable international rate. Lines are open between 09:00 - 17:30, Monday to Friday excluding public holidays in England and Wales.

 
EKF Diagnostics Holdings plc                                    www.ekfdiagnostics.com 
Mike Salter, CEO                                              Tel: +44 (0)29 2071 0570 
Marc Davies, CFO 
 
Singer Capital Markets (Nominated Adviser &                   Tel: +44 (0)20 7496 3000 
 Joint Broker) 
Aubrey Powell / George Tzimas / Tom 
 Salvesen 
 
Investec Bank plc (Joint Broker)                              Tel: +44 (0)20 7597 4000 
Gary Clarence / Daniel Adams / Ben 
 Farrow 
 
Walbrook PR Limited                     Tel: +44 (0)20 7933 8780 or ekf@walbrookpr.com 
Paul McManus / Lianne Applegarth                Mob: +44 (0)7980 541 893 / +44 (0)7584 
                                                                               391 303 
 
 

About EKF Diagnostics Holdings plc ( www.ekfdiagnostics.com )

EKF is a leading global diagnostics business with custom manufacturing facilities across sites in the US, UK and Europe for a variety of life science products. EKF is focussed on the following areas:

 
 Point-of-Care            Providing a portfolio of Point-of-Care analysers and 
                           consumables, particularly for use in the area of Hematology 
                           and Diabetes, for use in hospital and research laboratories, 
                           doctor's offices, blood banks and for in-field anaemia 
                           screening programmes. EKF has an estimated 80,000 
                           hemoglobin, hematocrit, HbA1c, glucose and lactate 
                           analysers in regular use across more than 100 countries. 
 Central Laboratory       Clinical chemistry, Small lab analysers, Centrifuges 
                           Beta-Hydroxybutyrate (<BETA>-HB) LiquiColor , Glycated 
                           Albumin, Glycated Serum Protein, Nitro-tab, Procalcitonin 
 Life Sciences            Enzyme fermentation, Custom products and Bulk fermentation 
 Contract Manufacturing   Bulk formulation, Sample collection kits, Private 
                           labelling, Molecular and forensic kits 
 Laboratory Services      In September 2021, EKF completed the acquisition of 
                           Advanced Diagnostic Laboratory LLC ("ADL Health") 
                           , a Texas based testing laboratory certified under 
                           the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments ("CLIA") 
                           for high complexity testing. The laboratory provides 
                           testing for a variety of clinical, forensic and microbiological 
                           sample types using a range of analytical techniques. 
                           This acquisition positions EKF as a leading 'one stop' 
                           provider of diagnostic products and services from 
                           sample collection to results. 
 

In May 2021, EKF announced its strategy for delivering growth to 2024 and beyond, and continuing to deliver shareholder value. The strategy for growth can be summarised as:

 
 --   continuing innovation in products and services in Point-of-Care, 
       Central Laboratory and Life Sciences leveraging new and existing 
       routes to market and relationships; 
 --   investment in expanded production and kitting capabilities to offer 
       a suite of diagnostic Contract Manufacturing solutions to third 
       party businesses; 
 --   expansion of CLIA Laboratories Testing offering, building on the 
       acquired capabilities in ADL Health; and 
 --   identify complementary earnings-enhancing acquisitions with key 
       strategic value. 
 

EKF will also continue to generate enhanced shareholder value through:

 
 --   a progressive dividend policy; and 
 --   its agreement with Mount Sinai Innovation Partners ("MSIP"), which 
       allows us advanced access to innovative commercial opportunities 
       and where we can build on the ongoing successes of Renalytix plc, 
       Verici Dx plc and Trellus Health plc. 
 

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