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Allergan, Inc. To Acquire MAP Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

“Through our dedicated employees at MAP Pharmaceuticals, we have made tremendous progress to date with our lead product candidate, LEVADEX®, enabling us to realize substantial value for our stockholders through this transaction,” said Timothy S. Nelson, President and Chief Executive Officer, MAP Pharmaceuticals. “We are pleased that we and Allergan share similar values and a common vision in neuroscience that make for a strong cultural and scientific fit between our companies. We believe this acquisition by our partner Allergan will increase the potential for our product candidates to make a meaningful difference for patients we have worked so hard to serve.”

In January 2011, Allergan entered into a collaboration agreement with MAP to co-promote LEVADEX®, contingent upon potential regulatory authority approvals in the U.S. and Canada, to neurologists and pain specialists in these markets. In May 2011, MAP initially submitted a New Drug Application (NDA) for LEVADEX® to the FDA. In October 2012, MAP resubmitted its NDA, which included additional data and provided responses to FDA comments. In November 2012, MAP announced that its NDA resubmission for LEVADEX® was accepted for filing by the FDA and that the FDA has classified the resubmission as a complete Class 2 response and has set a goal date of April 15 th, 2013 under the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA).

Assuming this transaction closes as planned, and approval of LEVADEX® occurs on or before the PDUFA date of April 15 th, 2013, Allergan anticipates that this transaction will be dilutive to 2013 earnings per share by approximately $0.07 and accretive to earnings per share by the second half of 2014. Allergan will provide 2013 guidance on its February 5, 2013 earnings call. Allergan currently anticipates that, excluding this transaction, 2013 earnings per share growth expectations will fall within our mid-teens growth aspiration.

Allergan expects to fund the transaction with a combination of cash on hand, cash equivalents and short-term borrowings under its commercial paper program. The transaction is not subject to any financing contingency.

Stock quotes in this article: AGN, MAPP 

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