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Ligand Pharmaceuticals Announces Second Quarter Results

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Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:LGND) today announced financial results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2012 and provided an update on key programs.

“The strength of our business model and our product pipeline was demonstrated in the recent announcements by Onyx Pharmaceuticals of the approval of Captisol-enabled Kyprolis™, and by GlaxoSmithKline regarding the FDA’s priority review of Promacta ® for the treatment of thrombocytopenia in adult patients with chronic hepatitis C. We look forward to continued commercial, regulatory and clinical progress by our partners and our team during the remainder of the year,” said John Higgins, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ligand. “We are pleased with the financial performance of the business and believe our strong growth prospects are coming into focus given the significant positive events over the past few months.”

Second Quarter Results

Total revenues for the second quarter of 2012 were $5.7 million, compared with $7.5 million for the same period in 2011. The decrease in revenues was due primarily to timing of customer purchases of Captisol this year and recognition of $1.3 million of non-cash deferred revenue relating to Fablyn in the second quarter 2011. Royalties for the second quarter of 2012 increased $0.8 million compared with the second quarter of 2011, primarily due to an increase in Promacta sales.

Total operating costs and expenses for the second quarter of 2012 were $7.5 million, compared with $8.7 million for the second quarter of 2011. Cost of goods sold was $0.4 million, compared with $1.6 million for the second quarter of 2011. Research and development expenses declined by $0.4 million, primarily due to timing of expenses related to internal research and development projects. General and administrative expenses were essentially flat and lease exit and termination expenses increased $0.2 million, all compared with the same quarter a year ago.

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