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Tekcapital plc

08 October 2021

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8 October 2021

Tekcapital Plc

("Tekcapital", the "Company" or "the Group")

Portfolio Company Update: Salarius, Ltd. ("Salarius")

Leading U.S. Supermarket Chain Onboards SaltMe! Snacks

Tekcapital Plc (AIM: TEK), (OTCQB: TEKCF) the UK intellectual property investment group focused on creating valuable products from investing in university technology that can improve people's lives, is very pleased to announce that portfolio company Salarius' subsidiary, MicroSalt, Inc. has been accepted for a roll-out of its SaltMe! crisps in one of the largest supermarket chains in North America. We anticipate the SaltMe! crisps will be available in more than 800 of their stores in 2022.

This is a significant milestone for Salarius for the following reasons:

   --    SaltMe! is expected to become a national brand in the low-sodium-full flavour snack category 

-- E-commerce sales should be positively impacted, given a correlation between retail distribution, brand awareness, and expected increased ecommerce sales,

-- Salarius is expected to have a stronger go-to-market success story to present to other key accounts in the following months, and

-- MicroSalt(R) as a brand could be elevated to a national-level ingredient, which we believe will encourage other food manufacturers to incorporate MicroSalt(R) into their products.

MicroSalt aims to revolutionize the food industry with its patented sodium microparticle, that delivers the full-flavour experience of salt with roughly half the sodium. MicroSalt's salt particles are approximately 100 times smaller than regular table salt, allowing them to rapidly dissolve, producing a large sensation of saltiness. MicroSalt(R) is all-natural, non-GMO, and Kosher.

"We're excited to launch our SaltMe! snacks into national distribution with one of the leading supermarket chains in the U.S.," said Victor Hugo Manzanilla, CEO of MicroSalt. "This is a major milestone for the Company and one that we believe will lead to reduced sodium consumption for customers nationwide."

About Salarius Ltd.

Salarius, is the developer and manufacturer of a proprietary low-sodium salt called MicroSalt(R). We are passionate about improving peoples' lives with better-for-you snacks by taking the lead in the industry by providing the best low-sodium salt solution, based on the mechanical transformation of the salt particle itself. This solution is the only one that delivers real salt flavor because it is salt. Our new patented technology produces salt crystals that are approximately one hundred times smaller than typical table salt, delivering a powerful saltiness as the micro-grains dissolve in the mouth, with approximately 50% less sodium consumption.

Additionally, the ultra-small particle size enhances product adhesion, which reduces waste and provides improved flavor consistency. MicroSalt(R) and SaltMe(R) are registered trademarks of MicroSalt Inc.

To learn more about MicroSalt please visit https://Salarius.co /.

   To learn more about SaltMe! snacks please visit   https://saltme.com/ . 

Tekcapital owns 97.2% of the share capital of Salarius Ltd. and 87.1% of the share capital of MicroSalt Inc., its U.S. subsidiary.

About Tekcapital plc

Tekcapital creates value from investing in new, university-developed discoveries that can enhance people's lives and provides a range of technology transfer services to help organisations evaluate and commercialise new technologies. Tekcapital is quoted on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange (AIM: symbol TEK) and is headquartered in the UK. For more information, please visit www.tekcapital.com .


For further information, please contact:

Tekcapital Plc                                    Via Flagstaff IR 
Clifford M. Gross, Ph.D. 
SP Angel Corporate Finance LLP (Nominated 
 Adviser and Broker)                              +44 (0) 20 3470 0470 
Richard Morrison / Charlie Bouverat (Corporate 
 Rob Rees (Corporate Broking) 

Flagstaff Strategic and Investor Communications +44 (0)207 129 1474

Tim Thompson/Andrea Seymour/Fergus Mellon

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