ANI Pharmaceuticals Closes Transaction to Acquire Two NDAs from Merck for $75 Million

- NDA #008975 Purified Cortrophin Gel, 40 units/mL and 80 units/mL

- NDA #009854 Cortrophin-Zinc hydroxide, 40 units/mL

05 Jan, 2016, 08:00 ET from ANI Pharmaceuticals

BAUDETTE, Minn., Jan. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- ANI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("ANI") (NASDAQ: ANIP) today announced that it has completed the acquisition of the NDAs for purified corticotropin gel and corticotropin zinc hydroxide from Merck (known as MSD outside of the United States and Canada) for $75 million in cash and a percentage of future net sales. The acquisition was funded through cash on hand.

The assets were acquired from a Dutch subsidiary of Merck by ANI Pharmaceuticals C.V., a Netherlands based wholly owned indirect subsidiary of ANI.

Arthur S. Przybyl, President and CEO of ANI Pharmaceuticals stated, "Having now closed the acquisition of the corticotrophin NDAs, we look forward to advancing our re-commercialization plan."

About ANI

ANI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (the "Company" or "ANI") is an integrated specialty pharmaceutical company developing, manufacturing, and marketing branded and generic prescription pharmaceuticals. The Company's targeted areas of product development currently include narcotics, oncolytics (anti-cancers), hormones and steroids, and complex formulations involving extended release and combination products. For more information, please visit our website www.anipharmaceuticals.com.

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