Eli Lilly completes tender offer for ImClone Systems



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Eli Lilly and Company and ImClone Systems Incorporated have announced the successful completion of the previously announced tender offer by Lilly’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Alaska Acquisition Corporation, for all outstanding shares of ImClone at a price of $70.00 per share in cash.

The offer expired at 12:00 midnight EST, on Thursday, November 20, 2008.

The depositary for the tender offer has advised Lilly and ImClone that, as of the expiration of the tender offer, approximately 85,401,945 shares (including 5,175,275 shares that were tendered pursuant to guaranteed delivery procedures) were validly tendered and not withdrawn in the tender offer, representing approximately 95.5 percent of ImClone’s issued and outstanding shares. All validly tendered shares have been accepted for payment in accordance with the terms of the tender offer.

Lilly intends to complete the acquisition of ImClone through a short-form merger on or about Monday, November 24, 2008, in which all outstanding shares of ImClone common stock not purchased by Alaska Acquisition in the tender offer will be converted into the right to receive $70.00 net per share in cash.

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Johnson & Johnson has announced it has extended its previously announced cash tender offer, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Binder Merger Sub, Inc., for all outstanding shares of common stock of Omrix Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. until 12:00 midnight (Eastern time), on Dec. 26, 2008, unless further extended. The tender offer was originally scheduled to expire at 12:00

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GlaxoSmithKline plc has announced the successful completion of the tender offer by its wholly-owned subsidiary Gemstone Acquisition Corporation for shares of common stock of Genelabs Technologies, Inc. The tender offer expired at 12:00 midnight, New York City time, on Tuesday, January 6, 2009. The depositary for the tender offer has advised GSK that shareholders

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Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. today announced its subsidiary, Alkaloida Chemical Company Exclusive Group Ltd. (Alkaloida), has extended the Expiration Date of the Tender Offer for the purchase of all outstanding Ordinary Shares of Taro Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (Taro). The Offer will now expire at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on Friday, January 30, 2009,

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