SOURCE: Horizon Pharma plc

Horizon Pharma plc

April 15, 2015 18:47 ET

Horizon Pharma plc Announces Pricing of Public Offering of Ordinary Shares

DUBLIN, IRELAND--(Marketwired - Apr 15, 2015) - Horizon Pharma plc (NASDAQ: HZNP), a specialty biopharmaceutical company focused on improving patients' lives by identifying, developing, acquiring and commercializing differentiated products that address unmet medical needs, today announced the pricing of its underwritten public offering of 15,350,000 of its ordinary shares at a price to the public of $28.25 per share. The net proceeds to Horizon from this offering are expected to be approximately $413.1 million, after deducting underwriting discounts and other offering expenses payable by Horizon. Horizon has also granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 2,302,500 ordinary shares. The offering is expected to close on or about April 21, 2015, subject to customary closing conditions.

Citigroup, Jefferies LLC, Cowen and Company, LLC and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC are acting as joint book-running managers for this offering.

A registration statement relating to the shares described above was previously filed with and became effective by rule of the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). A preliminary prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus related to the offering was filed with the SEC and is available on the SEC's website located at Copies of the final prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus, when available, may be obtained on the SEC's website or by contacting Citigroup, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, by email at or by phone at 800-831-9146; Jefferies LLC, Equity Syndicate Prospectus Department, 520 Madison Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10022, or by telephone at (877) 547-6340 or by email at; Cowen and Company, LLC, c/o Broadridge Financial Services, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY, 11717, Attn: Prospectus Department or by calling (631) 274-2806; or Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, 180 Varick Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10014, Attention: Prospectus Department.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of, the shares in any state or other jurisdiction which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or other jurisdiction.

About Horizon Pharma plc

Horizon Pharma plc is a specialty biopharmaceutical company focused on improving patients' lives by identifying, developing, acquiring and commercializing differentiated products that address unmet medical needs. The company markets a portfolio of products in arthritis, inflammation and orphan diseases. The company's U.S. marketed products are ACTIMMUNE® (interferon gamma-1b), DUEXIS® (ibuprofen/famotidine), PENNSAID® (diclofenac sodium topical solution) 2% w/w, RAYOS® (prednisone) delayed-release tablets and VIMOVO® (naproxen/esomeprazole magnesium). Horizon's global headquarters are in Dublin, Ireland.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, statements related to the completion, timing and net proceeds of the public offering of ordinary shares by Horizon. These forward-looking statements are based on Horizon's current expectations and inherently involve significant risks and uncertainties. Actual results and the timing of events could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements as a result of these risks and uncertainties, which include, without limitation, risks and uncertainties associated with market conditions and the satisfaction of customary closing conditions related to the public offering. Additional risks and uncertainties relating to the public offering, Horizon and its business can be found under the caption "Risk Factors" and elsewhere in Horizon's SEC filings and reports, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014 and its Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on April 13, 2015. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release, and Horizon undertakes no duty or obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this release as a result of new information, future events or changes in its expectations.

Additional Information and Where to Find It

This communication is neither an offer to purchase nor a solicitation of an offer to sell any shares of common stock of Hyperion Therapeutics, Inc. ("Hyperion") or any other securities. On April 9, 2015, Horizon Pharma plc filed a tender offer statement on Schedule TO with the SEC and, on the same date, a Solicitation/ Recommendation Statement on a Schedule 14D-9 was filed with the SEC by Hyperion. The offer to purchase shares of Hyperion common stock will only be made pursuant to the offer to purchase, the letter of transmittal and related documents filed as a part of the Schedule TO. INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ BOTH THE TENDER OFFER STATEMENT, AS FILED AND AS IT MAY BE AMENDED FROM TIME TO TIME, AND THE SOLICITATION/ RECOMMENDATION STATEMENT, AS FILED AND AS MAY BE AMENDED FROM TIME TO TIME, BECAUSE THEY CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THE TENDER OFFER. Investors and security holders may obtain a free copy of these statements and other documents filed with the SEC at the website maintained by the SEC at or by directing such requests to Georgeson Inc., the Information Agent for the tender offer, at (866) 856-2826.

Contact Information

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    Robert F. Carey
    Executive Vice President, Chief Business Officer
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    Geoff Curtis
    Group Vice President, Corporate Communications
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