CARMAT: Annual Shareholders’ Meeting of March 30, 2020: Procedures for Participating and Voting Within the Context of the Coronavirus Epidemic

PARIS--()--Regulatory News:

CARMAT (Paris:ALCAR) (FR0010907956, ALCAR), the designer and developer of the world’s most advanced total artificial heart, aiming to provide a therapeutic alternative for people suffering from end-stage biventricular heart failure, notifies its shareholders and the financial community as a whole of the procedures for participating in and voting at its Annual Shareholders’ Meeting within the context of the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) epidemic.

Following the measures announced by the French government aimed at minimizing the impact of the epidemic, the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting of CARMAT, initially due to take place at the Business Center Edouard VII in the 9th arrondissement of Paris at 10 am on Monday March 30, 2020, can no longer take place in person.

This Shareholders’ Meeting will therefore now be held as a web conference at the same time, 10 am on March 30 (only in French). You will receive a link to log in to the conference via a separate release as soon as possible.

You will be able to follow the management presentation thanks to this web conference and ask any questions you may have via the web platform during the Q&A session, but online voting will not be possible during this conference.

Therefore, if you are a CARMAT shareholder and wish to vote on the resolutions, you are invited to:

  • either send a proxy to the Company
  • or vote by correspondence

by using the voting form available on the CARMAT website, in accordance with the terms indicated in the Notice of Meeting published in the BALO official journal on February 24, 2020.

We apologize for these changes, which are due to factors beyond our control.

All the documents pertaining to this Shareholders’ Meeting are available on request from the Company, and can also be found on its website: go to Investors / Documentation / Regulated Information and choose Shareholders’ Meeting.

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About CARMAT: the world’s most advanced total artificial heart project

A credible response to end-stage heart failure: CARMAT aims to eventually provide a response to a major public health issue associated with heart disease, the world’s leading cause of death: chronic and acute heart failure. By pursuing the development of its total artificial heart, composed of the implantable bioprosthesis and its portable external power supply system to which it is connected, CARMAT intends to overcome the well-known shortfall in heart transplants for the tens of thousands of people suffering from irreversible end-stage heart failure, the most seriously affected of the 20 million patients with this progressive disease in Europe and the United States.

The result of combining two types of unique expertise: the medical expertise of Professor Carpentier, known throughout the world for inventing Carpentier-Edwards® heart valves, which are the most used in the world, and the technological expertise of Airbus Group, world aerospace leader.

The first physiological artificial heart: given its size, the use of highly biocompatible materials, its unique self-regulation system and its pulsatile nature, the CARMAT total artificial heart could, assuming the clinical trials are successful, potentially save the lives of thousands of patients each year with no risk of rejection and with a good quality of life.

A project leader acknowledged at a European level: with the backing of the European Commission, CARMAT has been granted the largest subsidy ever given to an SME by Bpifrance; a total of €33 million.

Strongly committed, prestigious founders and shareholders: Matra Défense SAS (subsidiary of the Airbus Group), Professor Alain Carpentier, the Centre Chirurgical Marie Lannelongue, Truffle Capital, a leading European venture capital firm, ALIAD (Air Liquide’s venture capital investor), CorNovum (an investment holding company held 50-50 by Bpifrance and the French State), the family offices of Pierre Bastid (Lohas), of Dr. Antonino Ligresti (Santé Holdings S.R.L.), of the Gaspard family (Corely Belgium SPRL and Bratya SPRL) and of M. Pierre-Edouard Stérin (BAD 21 SPRL), Groupe Therabel as well as the thousands of institutional and individual shareholders who have placed their trust in CARMAT.

For more information: www.carmatsa.com

Name: CARMAT
ISIN code: FR0010907956
Ticker: ALCAR

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DISCLAIMER

This press release and the information contained herein do not constitute an offer to sell or subscribe to, or a solicitation of an offer to buy or subscribe to, shares in CARMAT ("the Company") in any country. This press release contains forward‐looking statements that relate to the Company’s objectives. Such forward‐looking statements are based solely on the current expectations and assumptions of the Company’s management and involve risk and uncertainties. Potential risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, whether the Company will be successful in implementing its strategies, whether there will be continued growth in the relevant market and demand for the Company’s products, new products or technological developments introduced by competitors, and risks associated with managing growth. The Company’s objectives as mentioned in this press release may not be achieved for any of these reasons or due to other risks and uncertainties.
No guarantee can be given as to any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking statements, which are subject to inherent risks, including those described in the Universal registration document filed with the Autorité des Marchés Financiers on March 13, 2020 under number D.20-0126 as well as changes in economic conditions, the financial markets or the markets in which CARMAT operates. In particular, no guarantee can be given concerning the Company’s ability to finalize the development, validation and industrialization of the prosthesis and the equipment required for its use, to manufacture the prostheses, satisfy the requirements of the ANSM, enroll patients, obtain satisfactory clinical results, perform the clinical trials and tests required for CE marking and to obtain the CE mark. CARMAT products are currently exclusively used within the framework of clinical trials.

Contacts

CARMAT
Stéphane Piat
Chief Executive Officer

Pascale d’Arbonneau
Chief Financial Officer
Tel.: +33 1 39 45 64 50
contact@carmatsas.com

Alize RP
Press Relations
Caroline Carmagnol
Tel.: +33 6 64 18 99 59
carmat@alizerp.com

NewCap
Investor Relations & Strategic Communication
Dusan Oresansky
Alexia Faure
Tel.: +33 1 44 71 94 94
carmat@newcap.eu

Contacts

CARMAT
Stéphane Piat
Chief Executive Officer

Pascale d’Arbonneau
Chief Financial Officer
Tel.: +33 1 39 45 64 50
contact@carmatsas.com

Alize RP
Press Relations
Caroline Carmagnol
Tel.: +33 6 64 18 99 59
carmat@alizerp.com

NewCap
Investor Relations & Strategic Communication
Dusan Oresansky
Alexia Faure
Tel.: +33 1 44 71 94 94
carmat@newcap.eu