Trubion Pharmaceuticals Announces Early Termination of HSR Waiting Period
SEATTLE, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Trubion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: TRBN) today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission granted early termination of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (“HSR Act”), as amended, with respect to the planned acquisition of Trubion by Emergent BioSolutions Inc. (NYSE: EBS) announced on Aug. 12, 2010. Accordingly, the requirement under the merger agreement for the expiration or termination of any waiting period under the HSR Act has been satisfied. The closing of the transaction still remains subject to other conditions in the definitive merger agreement, including approval by Trubion’s stockholders.
Trubion is a biopharmaceutical company that is creating a pipeline of novel protein therapeutic product candidates to treat autoimmune and inflammatory diseases and cancer. The Company’s mission is to develop a variety of first-in-class and best-in-class product candidates, customized for optimal safety, efficacy and convenience that it believes may offer improved patient experiences. Trubion’s current product candidates are novel single-chain protein, or SMIP, therapeutics, and are designed using its custom drug assembly technology. Trubion’s product pipeline includes CD20-directed SMIP therapeutics such as SBI-087 for autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, developed under the Company’s Pfizer collaboration. Trubion’s product pipeline also includes TRU-016, a novel CD37-targeted therapy for the treatment of B-cell malignancies developed under the Company’s Abbott collaboration. In addition to Trubion’s current clinical stage product pipeline, the Company is also developing its multi-specific SCORPION technology, both for targeting cell-surface molecules as well as simultaneously neutralizing soluble ligands. More information is available in the investors section of Trubion’s website: http://investors.trubion.com/index.cfm.
Additional Information About the Transaction and Where to Find It
This press release shall not constitute an offer to purchase or a solicitation of an offer to sell securities. In connection with this transaction, Emergent intends to file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) a registration statement on Form S-4 and Trubion intends to file with the SEC and mail to its stockholders a proxy statement/prospectus. Investors and stockholders are urged to read the registration statement, the proxy statement/prospectus and other relevant documents filed with the SEC when they become available, as well as any amendments or supplements to the documents, because they will contain important information about Emergent, Trubion and the transaction.
The registration statement, the proxy statement/prospectus and any other relevant materials (when they become available), and any other documents filed by Emergent and/or Trubion with the SEC, may be obtained free of charge at the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov. In addition, investors and stockholders may obtain free copies of the documents filed with the SEC by directing a written request to Emergent BioSolutions Inc., Attn: Investor Relations, 2273 Research Blvd., Suite 400, Rockville, MD 20850, or Trubion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Attn: Investor Relations, 2401 4th Ave., Suite 1050, Seattle, WA 98121. Investors and stockholders are urged to read the registration statement, the proxy statement/prospectus and the other relevant materials when they become available.
Participants in Solicitations
Emergent, Trubion and their respective directors, executive officers and other members of their management and employees may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from stockholders of Trubion in connection with the merger. Information regarding Emergent’s directors and officers is available in Emergent’s proxy statement on Schedule 14A for its 2010 annual meeting of stockholders, which was filed with the SEC on April 9, 2010. Information regarding Trubion’s directors and executive officers is available in Trubion’s proxy statement on Schedule 14A for its 2010 annual meeting of stockholders, which was filed with the SEC on April 21, 2010. Additional information regarding the interests of such potential participants will be included in the proxy statement and the other relevant documents filed with the SEC when they become available.
This release contains certain forward-looking statements that involve known and unknown risks, delays, uncertainties and other factors not under the control of Trubion. The company’s actual results, performance or achievements could be materially different from those projected by these forward-looking statements. The factors that could cause actual results, performance or achievements to differ from the forward-looking statements include the risk that the acquisition of Trubion by Emergent may not be consummated for reasons including that the conditions precedent to the completion of the acquisition may not be satisfied; the risk that one or more of the milestones that would give rise to CVR payments is not achieved; the possibility that the expected benefits from the proposed merger will not be realized, or will not be realized within the anticipated time period; the risk that Emergent and Trubion’s businesses will not be integrated successfully; the possibility of disruption from the merger making it more difficult to maintain business and operational relationships; any actions taken by either of the companies, including, but not limited to, restructuring or strategic initiatives (including capital investments or asset acquisitions or dispositions); and other risks that are discussed in Trubion’s filings with the SEC, such as its Form 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K reports. Given these risks and uncertainties, you are cautioned not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements.
Contact: Jim DeNike Senior Director, Corporate and Marketing Communications Trubion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (206) 838-0500 firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.trubion.com Amy Petty Account Manager Waggener Edstrom Worldwide Healthcare (617) 234-4102 email@example.com
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