Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Announces Proposed Public Offering of $675,000,000 of Common Stock


CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:ALNY), the leading RNAi therapeutics company, today announced the commencement of an underwritten public offering of shares of its common stock to raise aggregate proceeds of approximately $675,000,000. All of the shares in the offering are to be sold by Alnylam.

Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Barclays Capital Inc. are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering. Credit Suisse is acting as lead manager for the offering. Alnylam intends to grant the underwriters a 30 day option to purchase up to an additional 15% of the number of shares sold. The offering is subject to market conditions, and there can be no assurance as to whether or when the offering may be completed, or as to the actual size or terms of the offering.

Alnylam intends to use the net proceeds from this offering for general corporate purposes, including clinical trial costs and other research and development expenses, continued growth of its manufacturing, quality, commercial and medical affairs capabilities to support its transition toward a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company, the anticipated commercial launches of patisiran, givosiran and fitusiran across several continents, assuming favorable regulatory reviews, the expected commercial expansion beyond the United States, Canada and Western Europe for givosiran and other potential future products, the potential expansion of patisiran commercialization efforts in mixed phenotype populations, assuming consistent product labelling, potential repayment of outstanding indebtedness, potential acquisitions, investments or licenses in businesses, products or technologies that are complementary to its own, working capital, capital expenditures and general and administrative expenses.

The securities described above are being offered by Alnylam pursuant to an automatically effective shelf registration statement that Alnylam previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

About Alnylam Pharmaceuticals

Alnylam (Nasdaq: ALNY) is leading the translation of RNA interference (RNAi) into a whole new class of innovative medicines with the potential to transform the lives of people afflicted with rare genetic, cardio-metabolic, and hepatic infectious diseases. Based on Nobel Prize-winning science, RNAi therapeutics represent a powerful, clinically validated approach for the treatment of a wide range of severe and debilitating diseases. Founded in 2002, Alnylam is delivering on a bold vision to turn scientific possibility into reality, with a robust discovery platform and deep pipeline of investigational medicines, including four product candidates that are in late-stage development. Looking forward, Alnylam will continue to execute on its “Alnylam 2020” strategy of building a multi-product, commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company with a sustainable pipeline of RNAi-based medicines to address the needs of patients who have limited or inadequate treatment options. Alnylam employs over 600 people in the U.S. and Europe and is headquartered in Cambridge, MA.

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