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Deepverge PLC

13 December 2023

13 December 2023

DeepVerge plc

("DeepVerge" or "the Company" or "the Group")



The Board provides an update to shareholders.

Potential disposal of assets

Further to the previous notification on 14 September 2023, the Board has made progress with potential buyers of certain assets and intellectual property owned within the Modern Water and Labskin business units and hopes to be able to agree terms for the sale of these various assets during the next month.

Whilst there can be no certainty that current discussions will result in a transaction or transactions, it is now clear to the Board that even if both sets of assets are sold, at the values being discussed with potential buyers, insufficient value will be realised to avoid the closure or administration of the relevant Group subsidiaries.

DeepVerge plc

Further to the notification of 26 June 2023, DeepVerge plc, the holding company which neither trades nor has operating revenues, currently has around GBP0.3m of net liabilities. Given the situation referred to above, uncertainty remains as to whether the Company will have sufficient funds to pay its debts as they fall due.

Financial reporting

The Board does not expect the Company to be in a position to publish its report and accounts for the year to 31 December 2022, nor its interim results for the 6 months ended 30 June 2023, in time for the shares to be readmitted to trading on AIM before the end of 6 months since suspension on 26 June 2023.

Cancellation of Admission to trading on AIM

The cancellation of the admission of the Company's shares to trading on AIM ("Cancellation") is expected therefore to take place with effect from 7.00 a.m. on 27 December 2023.

Future of the Group's businesses

Given the circumstances set out above, the Board is working in contemplation of appointing administrators or a liquidator, as appropriate, to the Company and certain subsidiaries. It is engaged with relevant professionals to determine the most appropriate methods of winding up the Company's group businesses.

Further updates will be given as appropriate.

                            Nigel Burton, Interim 
 DeepVerge plc               CEO                     +44 (0) 7785 234447 
 SPARK Advisory Partners 
  Limited                                            +44 (0) 113 370 
  (Nominated Adviser)       Neil Baldwin              8974 
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 Turner Pope Investments    Andy Thacker/James       +44 (0) 20 3657 
  (TPI) Limited (Broker)     Pope                     0050 
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