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AstraZeneca PLC Completes Acquisition Of Omthera Pharmaceuticals

Friday, 19 Jul 2013 02:00am EDT 

AstraZeneca PLC announced that on July 18, 2013, it completed its acquisition of Omthera Pharmaceuticals, a specialty pharmaceutical company based in Princeton, New Jersey, focused on the development and commercialisation of new therapies for abnormal levels of lipids in the blood, referred to as dyslipidemia. As announced by Omthera on 16 July, the acquisition was approved by its shareholders. Upon completion of the acquisition, AstraZeneca acquired all of the outstanding shares of common stock of Omthera for $12.70 per share, or approximately $323 million. In addition to the cash payment, each Omthera shareholder will receive one Contingent Value Right (CVR) of up to approximately $4.70 for each share of common stock that they own, equating to approximately $120 million in total, if specified milestones related to Epanova are achieved, or if a milestone related to global net sales is achieved. 

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