HeiQ Plc announced that itsLife Sciences Business Unit has signed a significant distributor agreement with Ecolab Inc. to supply HeiQ Synbio Cleaners, a product from the Company's industrial biotechnology platform that uses natural synbiotic ingredients to achieve high efficacy cleaning. This five-yearsupply agreement with Ecolab, a world leader in water, hygiene, and infection prevention solutions and services, will see Ecolab offer its customers a range of cleaning products developed using the HeiQ Synbio technology platform. HeiQ will receive an initial upfront payment of ?1.8 million to support the investment needed for the first two years of market introduction, and if successful, additional minimum contractual orders for the following three years, generating minimum revenues of ?11 million in aggregate.

Ecolab will have exclusive distribution rights in the field of B2B cleaning for the European Union, EFTA countries and the U.K. The HeiQ Synbio technology platform wasdeveloped by HeiQ Chrisal N.V., which became part of the HeiQ Group in second quarter 2021 as one of HeiQ's three capability building acquisitions. This distributor agreement with Ecolab as a leading hygiene channel partner follows HeiQ's significant investment into the HeiQ Synbio technology platform during the last two years. The compounds have been awarded the first EU Ecolabel for probiotic cleaning and are developed in accordance with the new draft EU Detergent Regulation.