Paris, January 8, 2013 -- CARMAT (FR0010907956, ALCAR), the designer and developer of the world’s most advanced project of total artificial heart, publishes its indicative financial agenda for 2013.
This preliminary agenda may be modified.
About CARMAT: CARMAT, the world’s most advanced total artificial heart project.
The only credible response for all cases of end-stage heart failure, which is a real public health issue: CARMAT’s aim is to be
able to 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. Indeed, this disease currently affects over 100 million patients in developed countries. By pursuing the development of
its total artificial heart, CARMAT intends to overcome the well-known shortfall in heart transplants for the tens of thousands of people
suffering from heart failure.
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 EADS, world
Imitating the natural heart: given its size, the choice of structural materials and its innovative physiological functions, CARMAT’s total
artificial heart could, assuming upcoming clinical trials are successful, potentially benefit the lives of tens of thousands of patients a year
whilst ensuring there is no risk of rejection and providing them with an unparalleled 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 OSEO; a total of €33 million.
Strongly committed, prestigious founders and shareholders: Truffle Capital (the leading European venture capital firm), EADS, the
Foundation Alain Carpentier and the thousands of institutional and individual shareholders who have placed their trust in CARMAT.
For more information: www.carmatsa.com
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
orsubscribe 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 Document de Référence registered with the Autorité des Marchés Financiers under
number R.11-017 on April 27, 2011 and the Note d’Opération that was approved with visa no. 11-308 on July 11, 2011, 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 AFSSAPS, enroll patients, obtain satisfactory clinical results, perform the
clinical trials and tests required for CE marking and to obtain the CE mark.
Marcello Conviti - CEO
Patrick Coulombier - COO
Valerie Leroy - Director of Marketing
& Investor Relations
Tel. : +33 139 456450
+33 6 64 18 99 59
and investor relations
Axelle Vuillermet / Emmanuel Huynh
Tel.: +33 144 719494