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Horizon Pharma plc Announces Proposed Public Offering of Ordinary Shares

DUBLIN, IRELAND–(Marketwired – Apr 13, 2015) – Horizon Pharma plc (NASDAQ: HZNP), a specialty biopharmaceutical company focused on improving patients’ lives by identifying, developing, acquiring and commercializing differentiated products that address unmet medical needs, today announced that it is offering to sell 12,000,000 of its ordinary shares in an underwritten public offering. Horizon Pharma plc also expects to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 15 percent of the ordinary shares in the public offering.

Citigroup, Jefferies LLC, Cowen and Company, LLC and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC are acting as joint book-running managers for this offering.

A registration statement relating to the shares described above was previously filed with and became effective by rule of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). A preliminary prospectus supplement related to the offering will be filed with the SEC and will be available on the SEC’s website located at http://www.sec.gov. Copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement and related prospectus, when available, may be obtained by contacting Citigroup, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, by email at prospectus@citi.com or by phone at 800-831-9146; Jefferies LLC, Equity Syndicate Prospectus Department, 520 Madison Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10022, or by telephone at (877) 547-6340 or by email at Prospectus_Department@Jefferies.com; Cowen and Company, LLC, c/o Broadridge Financial Services, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY, 11717, Attn: Prospectus Department or by calling (631) 274-2806; or Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, 180 Varick Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10014, Attention: Prospectus Department.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of, the shares in any state or other jurisdiction 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 Horizon Pharma plc

Horizon Pharma plc is a specialty biopharmaceutical company focused on improving patients’ lives by identifying, developing, acquiring and commercializing differentiated products that address unmet medical needs. The company markets a portfolio of products in arthritis, inflammation and orphan diseases. The company’s U.S. marketed products are ACTIMMUNE® (interferon gamma-1b), DUEXIS® (ibuprofen/famotidine), PENNSAID® (diclofenac sodium topical solution) 2% w/w, RAYOS® (prednisone) delayed-release tablets and VIMOVO® (naproxen/esomeprazole magnesium). Horizon’s global headquarters are in Dublin, Ireland.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, statements related to the timing and size of the proposed public offering of ordinary shares by Horizon Pharma plc. These forward-looking statements are based on Horizon Pharma plc’s current expectations and inherently involve significant risks and uncertainties. Actual results and the timing of events could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements as a result of these risks and uncertainties, which include, without limitation, risks and uncertainties associated with market conditions and the satisfaction of customary closing conditions related to the proposed public offering. Additional risks and uncertainties relating to the public offering, Horizon Pharma plc and its business can be found under the caption “Risk Factors” and elsewhere in Horizon’s SEC filings and reports, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014 and its Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the SEC on April 13, 2015. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release, and Horizon Pharma plc undertakes no duty or obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this release as a result of new information, future events or changes in its expectations.

Additional Information and Where to Find It

This communication is neither an offer to purchase nor a solicitation of an offer to sell any shares of common stock of Hyperion Therapeutics, Inc. (“Hyperion”) or any other securities. On April 9, 2015, Horizon Pharma plc filed a tender offer statement on Schedule TO with the SEC and, on the same date, a Solicitation/ Recommendation Statement on a Schedule 14D-9 was filed with the SEC by Hyperion. The offer to purchase shares of Hyperion common stock will only be made pursuant to the offer to purchase, the letter of transmittal and related documents filed as a part of the Schedule TO. INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ BOTH THE TENDER OFFER STATEMENT, AS FILED AND AS IT MAY BE AMENDED FROM TIME TO TIME, AND THE SOLICITATION/ RECOMMENDATION STATEMENT, AS FILED AND AS MAY BE AMENDED FROM TIME TO TIME, BECAUSE THEY CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THE TENDER OFFER. Investors and security holders may obtain a free copy of these statements and other documents filed with the SEC at the website maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov or by directing such requests to Georgeson Inc., the Information Agent for the tender offer, at (866) 856-2826.

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Parata Systems and Pharmacy Times Extend Nomination Deadline for 2015 Next-Generation Pharmacist® Awards

PLAINSBORO, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–

Parata Systems and Pharmacy Times, founding sponsors of the Next-Generation Pharmacist® awards — the industry’s leading national awards program — today extended the nomination deadline for this year’s entries. Nominations for the 2015 Next-Generation Pharmacist awards are now being accepted through April 24 at nextgenerationpharmacist.com.

Now in its sixth year, the annual program recognizes outstanding pharmacists, technicians, student pharmacists and industry advocates. This year’s nomination categories are:

  • Civic Leader
  • Entrepreneur
  • Future Pharmacist
  • Health-System Pharmacist (NEW Category)
  • Lifetime Leadership
  • Military Pharmacist
  • Patient Care Provider
  • Rising Star
  • Specialty Pharmacist
  • Technician
  • Technology Innovator

To view the detailed category descriptions and submit nominations online, visit nextgenerationpharmacist.com. For regular updates, follow Next-Generation Pharmacist on Twitter (@NextGenPharm) and Facebook.

Up to three finalists will be named in each category. These finalists will be featured in the July 2015 issue of Pharmacy Times and on nextgenerationpharmacist.com. One winner will be named the 2015 Next-Generation Pharmacist and be featured on the August 2015 cover of Pharmacy Times. The program culminates in Orlando, Fla., on Thursday, Aug. 6, with an awards gala at Soundstage 33 — right in the heart of Universal Studios Florida®.

Judges for 2015 Next-Generation Pharmacist Program Announced

An independent panel of esteemed judges, chaired by Pharmacy Times editor-in-chief Fred M. Eckel, R.Ph., M.S., will evaluate nominated entries based on adherence to professional standards, experience as it relates to each category and advancement of the profession.

Parata Systems and Pharmacy Times are pleased to announce the following judges:

Douglas Anderson, Cedarville University
Mark Aurit, Gateway Pharmacy
Amy Bachyrycz, University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy and Walgreens Patient Care Center in Albuquerque
Ed Cohen, Walgreens Health Services
Bob Davis, Kennedy Pharmacy Innovation
Kevin Delaney, Pickpoint Corporation
Michelle Earich, The Wellington Group, LLC
Fred Eckel, Pharmacy Times
Stephen Eckel, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
Diane Gatchell, Greater Lawrence Family Health Center
Colleen Jenkins, St. Luke’s Health System/Outpatient Pharmacy
Gary Keil, Pharmacy Leadership & Education Institute
Bob Lomenick, Tyson Drug Company
Michael Manolakis, Wingate University, School of Pharmacy
Mike McShea, Eli Lilly and Company
Joe Moose, Moose Pharmacy
Lt. Col. Jeffrey J. Neigh, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital
Col. (Ret.) William Pickard, Campbell University, College of Pharmacy and Health Services
Tom Rhoads, HAP Innovations
Leal Sandra, SinfoniaRx
Rebecca Snead, National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations
Dan Steiber, Pharma Consulting, LLC
Sam Stolpe, Pharmacy Quality Alliance
Julienne Tran, Ahold USA
Troy Trygstad, Community Care of North Carolina
Col. Keith Wagner, Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center
Leslie Walthall, Medical Education and Training Campus, Pharmacy Technician Training Program (METC-ID-AS)

About Parata Systems, LLC

Parata provides technology solutions to support coordinated care, better health outcomes and lower medical costs, empowering pharmacists to grow their businesses. Founded in 2001, the Durham, N.C.-based company is a brand trusted by more than 12,000 pharmacies and a growing number of global health care professionals serving diverse patient populations. Our technology has filled more than 2.5 billion prescriptions, helping pharmacists avoid an estimated 15 million medication errors. For more information, visit parata.com, contact us via info@parata.com or 888-PARATA1 (727-2821), or check us out on Facebook or Twitter.

About Pharmacy Times

Pharmacy Times is the industry’s leading publication, providing practical, clinical information pharmacists can use in their everyday practices when counseling patients and interacting with physicians. Each issue contains articles and features covering medication errors, drug interactions, patient education, pharmacy technology, disease state management, patient counseling, product news, pharmacy law and specialty pharmacy. The Pharmacy Times Office of Continuing Professional Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Learn more at www.PharmacyTimes.com, write to info@pharmacytimes.com, call 609-716-7777 or visit us on Facebook and on Twitter. Pharmacy Times is published by Michael J. Hennessy Associates, Inc., a leading provider of health care publications, research, information and education.

Next-Generation Pharmacist is a registered trademark of Parata Systems, LLC.

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Pharma ETFs Soar on Acquisition Spree – ETF News And Commentary

Like 2014, mergers and acquisitions in the health care space have been witnessing a wining momentum in 2015 as well. After the signing of major pharma deals like the Cubist takeover by Merck and Allergan takeover by generic and specialty drug maker Actavis in Q4, the sector went on seeing the same trend to start 2015.

Last month, Abbvie entered into an agreement to acquire Pharmacyclics for $21 billion. There was yet another deal talk between Canadian drug maker Valeant Pharmaceuticals International and leading U.S. gastrointestinal drug maker Salix Pharmaceuticals. And now talks of yet another pharma deal between Mylan N.V. (MYL) and Perrigo Company plc (PRGO) are doing rounds (read: Pharma ETFs to Soar No Matter Who Wins Salix).

Investors should note that the biotech space has been under pressure since this March. So, reports of the latest acquisition proposal by Mylan on April 8, gave the much-needed boost to this sector.

Mylan has proposed to acquire drug maker Perrigo in a cash-and-stock deal valued at $205 per share. In total, the deal is worth around $29 billion. Mylan expects to derive significant synergies out of this deal. Based on 2014 numbers, pro forma sales of the combined entity were approximately $15.3 billion.

The stock market welcomed the reports with much enthusiasm, pushing not only shares of MYL and PRGO higher but also spreading bullishness into the entire health care sector. Shares of Mylan and Perrigo surged 14.8% and 18.4%, respectively, after the news of the likely deal (read: Biotech ETFs in Focus after a Choppy Week).

The day after, shares of both companies were up about 2.54% and 1.90% on elevated volumes. Investors should note that MYL is presently trading at more than four times the regular volume while Perrigo has made it seven times higher.

ETFs in Focus

The news led to a surge in the broader health care ETFs. Top-notch pharma ETF SPDR S&P Pharmaceuticals ETF (XPH) added over 3.3% following the news while was up over 0.3% the day next. Overall, iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology ETF (IBB) gained almost 3% (see: all the Healthcare ETFs here).

We have detailed the performance of the funds in which MYL and PRGO have decent weight and expect these to be in focus over the coming days given the M&A talks.
MYL has over 3% weights in IBB and iShares U.S. Pharmaceuticals ETF (IHE). IHE was up over 2.5% on the day of announcement. On the other hand, PRGO takes the top holding in Market Vectors Israel ETF (ISRA) wtih   over 14% and has over 3.5% share in IHE. ISRA was up 2.75% in the key trading session while it advanced about 0.9% the next day (read:   Israel ETFs in Focus on Surprise Rate Cut).

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