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Update regarding registration of new shares for Zealand Pharma

Company announcement – No. 32 / 2019

Update regarding registration of new shares for Zealand Pharma

Copenhagen, September 10, 2019 – In reference to Zealand Pharma A/S (“Zealand”) (ZEAL.CO) (CVR-no. 20 04 50 78) company announcement 30/2019 published September 5, 2019, a total of 3,975,000 shares were due to be issued to Van Herk Investments B.V. and registered with the Danish Business Authority on September 10, 2019. These shares were due to be admitted for trading on September 11, 2019 on Nasdaq Copenhagen under the ISIN code of Zealand Pharma's existing shares (ISIN code DK0060257814). For technical reasons, the registration of the shares with the Danish Business Authority is expected to take place on September 11, 2019 and admission for trading is now expected to take place not later than September 13, 2019.

Important information

No announcements or information regarding the Placement may be disseminated to the public in jurisdictions where a prior registration or approval is required for such purpose. No steps have been taken, or will be taken, for the offering of shares or ADSs in any jurisdiction where such steps would be required. The issue or sale of ADSs, and the subscription for or purchase of ADSs, are subject to special legal or statutory restrictions in certain jurisdictions. Zealand is not liable if these restrictions are not complied with by any other person.

Forward-Looking Statements

This announcement may contain forward-looking statements, including “forward-looking” statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, that are based on the beliefs and assumptions and on information currently available to management of Zealand, including with respect to the closing of the Placement described herein. All statements other than statements of historical fact contained in this announcement are forward-looking statements, including statements regarding the anticipated final terms of the Investment. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “expects,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “predicts,” “potential” or “continue” or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause Zealand's actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the risks and uncertainties set forth in the "Risk Factors" section of the Zealand's Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2018 filed with the SEC on March 15, 2019 and subsequent reports that Zealand files with the SEC. Forward-looking statements represent Zealand's beliefs and assumptions only as of the date of this announcement. Although Zealand believes that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, it cannot guarantee future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements. Except as required by law, Zealand assumes no obligation to publicly update any forward‐looking statements for any reason after the date of this announcement to conform any of the forward-looking statements to actual results or to changes in its expectations.  

For further information, please contact:

Emmanuel Dulac, President and Chief Executive Officer
+45 50 60 36 36, edu@zealandpharma.com

Lani Pollworth Morvan, Investor Relations and Communication
+45 50 60 37 78, lpm@zealandpharma.com

About Zealand Pharma A/S
Zealand Pharma A/S (Nasdaq Copenhagen and New York: ZEAL) ("Zealand") is a biotechnology company focused on the discovery and development of innovative peptide-based medicines. More than 10 drug candidates invented by Zealand have advanced into clinical development, of which two have reached the market. Zealand’s current pipeline of internal product candidates focus on specialty gastrointestinal and metabolic diseases. Zealand’s portfolio also includes two clinical license collaborations with Boehringer Ingelheim and pre-clinical license collaboration with Alexion Pharmaceuticals.

Zealand is based in Copenhagen (Glostrup), Denmark. For further information about the Company's business and activities, please visit www.zealandpharma.com or follow Zealand on LinkedIn or Twitter @ZealandPharma.