Warning about unsolicited approaches to shareholders and 'boiler room' scams

In recent years, many companies have become aware that their shareholders have received unsolicited phone calls or correspondence concerning investment matters. These are typically from overseas-based 'brokers' who target UK shareholders, offering to sell them what often turn out to be worthless or high risk shares in UK investments. These operations are commonly known as 'boiler rooms'.

These 'brokers' can be very persistent and persuasive. Arix Bioscience plc shareholders are advised to be extremely wary of such approaches and are advised to only deal with firms authorised by the FCA. You can check whether an enquirer is properly authorised and report scam approaches by contacting the FCA on www.fca.org.uk/scams (where you can also review the latest scams) or by calling the FCA Consumer Helpline: 0800 111 6768.

If you have already paid money to share fraudsters then contact Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.

Registrar

The Company's register of shareholders is maintained by our Registrar, Equiniti Limited. All enquiries regarding shareholder administration, including lost share certificates or changes of address, should be communicated in writing or by calling 0371 384 2030 for callers from the UK (lines are open 8.30am to 5.30pm Mondays to Fridays, excluding Bank Holidays in England and Wales) or +44 (0)121 415 7047 for callers from outside the UK.

Shareholders can also view and manage their shareholdings online by registering at www.shareview.co.uk/myportfolio.

Forward-looking statements

This Annual Report has been prepared for, and only for, the members of Arix Bioscience plc ('the Company') as a body, and for no other persons. The Company, its Directors, employees, agents or advisers do not accept or assume responsibility to any other person to whom this document is shown or into whose hands it may come and any such responsibility or liability is expressly disclaimed.

By their nature, the statements concerning the risks and uncertainties facing the Group in this Annual Report involve uncertainty since future events and circumstances can cause results and developments to differ materially from those anticipated. The forward-looking statements reflect knowledge and information available at the date of preparation of this Annual Report and the Company undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements. Nothing in this Annual Report should be construed as a profit forecast.