AMAG to File Consent Revocation Materials
LEXINGTON, Mass., Sep 26, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAG) today urged its stockholders to take no action on the preliminary consent solicitation by Martin Shkreli, his firm, MSMB Capital Management LLC, and their respective affiliates, including Ironman Acquisition, LP and Ironman Acquisition GP, LLC (collectively, “MSMB”). MSMB is proposing to remove six out of the seven current members of AMAG’s Board of Directors and replace them with its own nominees. AMAG’s current Board includes six independent directors with significant financial and management experience in the biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and/or healthcare industries. These directors are working for the best interests of all AMAG stockholders. In addition, upon completion of the proposed merger with Allos Therapeutics, Inc., the new board of the combined company will be comprised of nine directors, five selected by AMAG and four selected by Allos.
AMAG expects to file consent revocation materials with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), including its response to several inaccuracies and misrepresentations that are contained in MSMB’s consent solicitation materials and other SEC filings about the markets in which AMAG competes and AMAG’s proposed merger with Allos, among others.
The AMAG Board urges stockholders at this time not to take any action on the consent solicitation. AMAG stockholders are reminded that federal securities laws require that no written consents may be solicited from you by MSMB before MSMB provides you with definitive consent solicitation materials.
As previously announced, AMAG’s Board, with its advisors, carefully evaluated MSMB’s acquisition proposal and unanimously determined that the proposal by MSMB Capital is not reasonably expected to result in a superior offer to the merger with Allos. Therefore, the AMAG Board of Directors unanimously opposes MSMB Capital’s acquisition proposal and reaffirms its prior determination that the merger agreement with Allos, and the merger contemplated thereby, are advisable and fair to, and in the best interests of, AMAG and its stockholders. Finally, AMAG’s Board encourages all stockholders to vote in favor of the issuance of AMAG shares in the merger with Allos through AMAG’s definitive proxy materials that were mailed on or about September 16, 2011.
About AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of a therapeutic iron compound to treat iron deficiency anemia. For additional company information, please visit https://www.amagpharma.com.
Additional Information and Where You Can Find It
The Company and certain of its directors and executive officers may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of consent revocations from stockholders in connection with a consent solicitation by MSMB Capital Management LLC to repeal all changes to the Amended and Restated Bylaws of the Company (the “Bylaws”) made since July 1, 2011, remove six members of the Board of Directors of the Company, amend the Bylaws so that any vacancies of the Board are filled only by the Company’s stockholders, and to elect five members to the Company’s Board (the “Consent Solicitation”). The Company expects to file a preliminary consent revocation statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) in connection with the solicitation of written consents in connection with the Consent Solicitation (the “Consent Revocation Statement”). Information regarding the names of the Company’s directors and executive officers and their respective interests in the Company by security holdings or otherwise is set forth in the Company’s AMAG’s annual proxy statement on Schedule 14A filed with the SEC on April 18, 2011. This document is available free of charge at the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov or by going to AMAG’s Investors page on its corporate website at https://www.amagpharma.com. Additional information regarding the interests of potential participants will be included in the Consent Revocation Statement and other relevant documents to be filed with the SEC in connection with the Consent Solicitation.
Promptly after filing its definitive Consent Revocation Statement with the SEC, the Company will mail the definitive Consent Revocation Statement and a form of consent revocation to each stockholder entitled to deliver a written consent in connection with the Consent Solicitation. WE URGE INVESTORS TO READ THE CONSENT REVOCATION STATEMENT (INCLUDING ANY SUPPLEMENTS THERETO) AND ANY OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS THAT THE COMPANY WILL FILE WITH THE SEC WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION. Stockholders will be able to obtain, free of charge, copies of the Consent Revocation Statement and any other documents filed by the Company with the SEC in connection with the Consent Solicitation at the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov or by going to AMAG’s Investors page on its corporate website at https://www.amagpharma.com.
This communication does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities or a solicitation of any vote or approval. The proposed merger between AMAG and Allos will be submitted to the respective stockholders of AMAG and Allos for their consideration.
AMAG has filed a Registration Statement on Form S-4 containing a joint proxy statement/prospectus of Allos and AMAG and other documents concerning the proposed acquisition with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). The SEC declared the Registration Statement on Form S-4 effective on September 14, 2011. Investors are urged to read the joint proxy statement/prospectus and other relevant documents filed with the SEC because they contain important information. Security holders may obtain a free copy of the proxy statement/prospectus and other documents filed by Allos and AMAG with the SEC at the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov. The joint proxy statement/prospectus and other documents may also be obtained for free by contacting Allos’ Investor Relations by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, by telephone at (303) 426-6262 or by mail at Investor Relations, Allos Therapeutics, Inc., 11080 CirclePoint Road, Suite 200, Westminster, CO 80020 or by contacting AMAG’s Investor Relations by e-mail at email@example.com, by telephone at (617) 498-3303 or by mail at Investor Relations, AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc., 100 Hayden Avenue, Lexington, MA 02421.
Allos, AMAG, certain of their respective directors, executive officers, members of management and employees may, under the rules of the SEC, be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies in connection with the proposed merger. Information regarding Allos’ directors and executive officers and their beneficial ownership of Allos’ common stock is also set forth in Allos’ annual proxy statement on Schedule 14A filed with the SEC on April 29, 2011. This document is available free of charge at the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov or by going to Allos’ Investors page on its corporate website at http://www.allos.com. Information concerning AMAG’s directors and executive officers and their beneficial ownership of AMAG’s common stock is set forth in AMAG’s annual proxy statement on Schedule 14A filed with the SEC on April 18, 2011. This document is available free of charge at the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov or by going to AMAG’s Investors page on its corporate website at https://www.amagpharma.com. Additional information regarding the persons who may, under the rules of the SEC, be deemed “participants” in the solicitation of proxies in connection with the proposed merger, and a description of their direct and indirect interests in the proposed merger, which may differ from the interests of Allos’ investors or AMAG’s investors generally, are set forth in the joint proxy statement/prospectus filed with the SEC.
This communication contains forward-looking statements that are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Terminology such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “predicts,” “projects,” “potential,” “continue,” and other similar terminology or the negative of these terms, are intended to identify such forward-looking statements, but their absence does not mean that a particular statement is not forward-looking. Such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by the forward-looking statements. These statements are not guarantees of future performance, involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict, and are based upon assumptions as to future events that may not prove accurate. For example, if Allos or AMAG does not receive its respective required stockholder approval or the parties fail to satisfy other conditions to closing, the transaction may not be consummated. In any forward-looking statement in which AMAG or Allos expresses an expectation or belief as to future results, such expectation or belief is expressed in good faith and believed to have a reasonable basis, but there can be no assurance that the statement or expectation or belief will result or be achieved or accomplished. The following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements: failure of Allos or AMAG stockholders to approve the proposed transaction; the challenges and costs of closing, integrating, restructuring and achieving anticipated synergies; disruptions to the businesses of Allos and AMAG during the pendency of the merger and during the realization of the cost synergies, including diminished performance by the commercial organizations due to planned reductions in the size of the sales and marketing organization at the combined company; the ability to retain key employees; and other economic, business, competitive, and/or regulatory factors affecting the businesses of Allos and AMAG generally, including those set forth in the filings of Allos and AMAG with the SEC, especially in the “Risk Factors” section of Allos’ Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2011 filed with the SEC on August 4, 2011, the “Risk Factors” section of AMAG’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2011 filed with the SEC on August 5, 2011, and in Allos’ and AMAG’s other periodic reports and filings with the SEC. Allos cautions investors not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements contained herein. All forward-looking statements are based on information currently available to Allos on the date hereof, and Allos undertakes no obligation to revise or update these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this presentation, except as required by law.
SOURCE: AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc.:
Amy Sullivan, 617-498-3303
Carol Miceli, 617-498-3361