NPS Pharmaceuticals Announces Exercise of Over-Allotment Option and Closing of Public Offering

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NPS Pharmaceuticals Announces Exercise of Over-Allotment Option and Closing of Public Offering

BEDMINSTER, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- NPS Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NAS: NPSP)  today reported that it has closed its recently announced public offering of common stock. The total number of shares sold was 6,900,000, comprised of 6,000,000 shares of common stock initially offered and an additional 900,000 shares of common stock sold pursuant to the underwriters' exercise of their over-allotment option, at the public offering price of $14.53 per share. Aggregate net proceeds to the company were approximately $93.4 million, after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses.

J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC acted as joint book-running managers for the offering. Canaccord Genuity Inc. and Leerink Swann LLC acted as lead co-managers for the offering and Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. and Wedbush PacGrow Life Sciences acted as co-managers for the offering.

The shares were sold by means of NPS's existing shelf registration statement on Form S-3, a prospectus and related prospectus supplement, all as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). Copies of the prospectus supplement may be obtained from the offices of J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717 (Telephone number 866-803-9204); or Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Attn: Prospectus Department, 180 Varick Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10014 (Telephone number 866-718-1649, e-mail:

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy these securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or other jurisdiction in 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 NPS Pharmaceuticals

NPS Pharmaceuticals is a global biopharmaceutical company pioneering and delivering therapies that transform the lives of patients with rare diseases worldwide. The company's lead product, Gattex® (U.S.)/Revestive® (EU) (teduglutide [rDNA origin]) for injection is approved for adult Short Bowel Syndrome (SBS) patients who are dependent on parenteral support. NPS is also developing Natpara® (rhPTH [1-84]) for the treatment of adult hypoparathyroidism and, subject to the resolution of certain manufacturing issues, expects to submit its Biologic License Application (BLA) to the FDA in 2013.

NPS's earlier stage pipeline includes two calcilytic compounds, NPSP790 and NPSP795, with potential application in rare disorders involving increased calcium receptor activity, such as autosomal dominant hypocalcemia (ADH). NPS complements its proprietary programs with a royalty-based portfolio of products and product candidates that includes agreements with Amgen, GlaxoSmithKline, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, and Kyowa Hakko Kirin. Additional information about NPS is available through its corporate website,

"NPS," "NPS Pharmaceuticals," "Gattex," "Natpara," "Revestive," "Preotact," and "NPS Advantage" are the company's trademarks. All other trademarks, trade names or service marks appearing in this press release are the property of their respective owners.

Disclosure notice

Statements made in this press release, which are not historical in nature, constitute forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provided by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on our current expectations and beliefs. Actual results or developments may differ materially from those projected or implied in these forward-looking statements. Factors that may cause such a difference include, without limitation, risk and uncertainties related to whether or not we will be able to raise capital through the sale of shares of common stock, market and other conditions and the impact of general economic, industry or political conditions in the United States or internationally. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which apply only as of the date of this press release. Additional risks and uncertainties relating to the offering, NPS and our business can be found under the heading "Risk Factors" included in the prospectus supplement related to the offering filed with the SEC on May 22, 2013, and in other filings we periodically make with the SEC. In addition, the forward-looking statements included in this press release represent our views as of the date of this press release. We anticipate that subsequent events and developments will cause our views to change. However, while we may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, we specifically disclaim any obligation to do so. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing our views as of any date subsequent to the date of this press release.

NPS Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Susan M. Mesco, 908-450-5516

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