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Royalty Pharma Responds To Elan's Tysabri Valuation

Stocks in this article: ELN

NEW YORK, May 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Royalty Pharma is today issuing a presentation outlining why it believes Elan's (NYSE: ELN) valuation of Tysabri, as set out in materials released by Elan on 29 May 2013, is far too high.

The presentation may be found at

J.P. Morgan, together with its affiliate J.P. Morgan Cazenove, BofA Merrill Lynch, together with its affiliate Merrill Lynch International, and Groton Partners are acting as financial advisers to Royalty Pharma.

Further information relating to the Increased Offer, including all announcements issued by or on behalf of Royalty Pharma, is available at


The distribution of this announcement in, into, or from, certain jurisdictions other than Ireland, the United Kingdom and the United States may be restricted or affected by the laws of those jurisdictions.  Accordingly, copies of this announcement are not being, and must not be, mailed or otherwise forwarded, distributed or sent in, into, or from any such jurisdiction. Therefore persons who receive this announcement (including without limitation nominees, trustees and custodians) and are subject to the laws of any jurisdiction other than Ireland, the United Kingdom and the United States who are not resident in Ireland, the United Kingdom or the United States will need to inform themselves about, and observe any applicable restrictions or requirements. Any failure to do so may constitute a violation of the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.

Additional Notice to US Investors

This announcement is not a substitute for the Revised Offer Document and the Revised Acceptance Documents that Royalty Pharma filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") on Amendment No. 2 to Schedule TO on May 23, 2013, or any other document that Royalty Pharma has filed and may file with the SEC (including the Original Offer Document) in connection with the Offer.  ELAN STOCKHOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ ANY SUCH DOCUMENTS FILED WITH THE SEC CAREFULLY IN THEIR ENTIRETY BECAUSE THEY CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE INCREASED OFFER.  Any such documents will be available free of charge through the website maintained by the SEC at or by directing a request to any of the persons listed above.

The Offer is and will be made in the United States pursuant to the US Exchange Act subject to certain exemptive relief which has been granted in respect of the Offer by the SEC and otherwise in accordance with the requirements of the Irish Takeover Rules.  Accordingly, the Offer will be subject to disclosure and other procedural requirements, including with respect to withdrawal rights, offer timetable, settlement procedures and timing of payments that may be different from those typically applicable under U.S. domestic tender offer procedures and law.  In addition, the Original Offer Document, the Revised Offer Document and any other documents relating to the Offer have been or will be prepared in accordance with the Irish Takeover Rules and Irish disclosure requirements, format and style, all of which may differ from those in the United States.

Elan is incorporated under the laws of Ireland.  Some of the directors of Elan are resident in countries other than the United States.  As a result, it may not be possible for United States holders of Elan Stock to effect service of process within the United States upon Elan or such directors of Elan or to enforce against any of them judgements of the United States predicated upon the civil liability provisions of the federal securities laws of the United States.  It may not be possible to sue Elan or its officers or directors in a non-US court for violations of US securities laws.  In addition, US holders of Elan Stock should be aware that, if Royalty Pharma elects to proceed pursuant to a scheme of arrangement (as described in the Original Offer Document and to be described in the Revised Offer Document), the federal securities laws of the United States may not be applicable.

Additional Information

Any response in relation to the Increased Offer (including any acceptance thereof) should be made only on the basis of the information contained in the Revised Offer Document, the Revised Acceptance Documents or any other document by which the Increased Offer is made.

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