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Novelion Therapeutics announces a subsidiary's Aegerion medicines to recapitalize in a court-supervised process where Amryt Pharma Plc acquires 100% of Aegerion's reorganized stock

  • The deal is the outcome of a complete capital structure and strategic evaluation that both Novelion's and Aegerion's governments are independently implementing
  • Aegerion continues to present patients with two accredited remedies: JUXTAPID® and MYALEPT®
  • Novelion. approximately 10% of the fairness of the combined entity (dilution impact) due to inner loans and cash funds from Aegerion associated to past and future joint service costs

VANCOUVER, British Columbia and CAMBRIDGE, Mass. , 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Novelion Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: NVLN) (Novelion), a biopharmaceutical company that has developed new norms for the remedy of rare illnesses, announced in the present day that its wholly owned subsidiary Aegerion Prescription drugs, Inc. (Aegerion) has made Plan (PFA) and the Restructuring Assist Settlement (RSA), ensuing in Aegerion 100% of its reorganized stock as a wholly-owned subsidiary and owned by Amryt Pharma Plc (Amryt) based mostly in Dublin.

Agreements that lead to the recapitalization of Aegerion are the end result of a previously announced capital construction and strategic evaluation by the governments of Novelion and Aegerion, in addition to the in depth advertising process. The recapitalization of Aegerion beneath the PFA and the proposed Chapter 11 Restructuring Plan ("Plan") have been accepted by the Board of Directors of Aegerion and authorised and really helpful by the Aegerion Board of Unbiased Reorganization Committee. Novelion's Board of Administrators has accepted Novelion's accession to RSA and supported Aegerion's proposed Chapter 11 restructuring.

As part of the recapitalization, Aegerion has signed with RSA a quantity of key stakeholders, together with Novelio, with holders of over 67% of the 2.00% convertible bonds issued by Aegerion in 2019 (current convertible bonds) and 100% of the other debt of Aegerion. of money owed

In order to facilitate Aegerion and its US subsidiary Aegerion Prescription drugs, Holdings, Inc. (The Debtors) has begun the instances of the US Chapter Courtroom of the Southern District of New York (Courtroom) in accordance with Chapter 11 of the US Code. Aegerion continues to function in the bizarre course of enterprise through the process of Chapter 11. Aegerion's overseas subsidiaries usually are not topic to the procedures of Chapter 11

Sure key circumstances for a capital improve

Recapitalization means the worth of the company to Aegerion and Amryt $ 395 million and $ 146 million, excluding money and cash equivalents, and is topic to adjustment for accrued money and money equivalents. interest and sure fees due to the DOJ and the SEC. The primary phrases of the recapitalization (reorganization measures) subject to the approval of the Bankruptcy Courtroom and different ordinary terms are as follows:

  • Amryt acquires 100% of new personal fairness funds in a capital-based Aegerion
  • Odd fairness of Amryt representing 61.four% of Amryt's remaining fairness. odd equity, after the introduction of the restructuring occasion, but before it carried out the equity of the new convertible bond, Deal Fairness Increase (as described under), which could be issued to fulfill the CVR (described under) if: Applicable milestones will probably be reached, and the own funds put aside for issuance in accordance with the fairness compensation plan of any Amryt-approved administration can be absolutely or partially distributed to sure present Aegerion creditors. of the prevailing convertible bond holders and, in full, the settlement of Novelion's approximately USD 36 million receivables due to the inter-company loan
  • The pre-recapitalization of Amryt continued to maintain 38.6% of Amryt's normal capital after the restructuring had taken place. , however earlier than it carried out new convertible equity bonds, an increase in trading capital and all equity capital and administration fairness compensation plans
  • Novelion-owned Aegerion capital investments can be discontinued
  • Aegerion grants $ 125 million in new convertible bonds (new convertible bond) ). New convertible bonds shall be granted to certain present Aegerion creditors in order to meet their claims (and not in cash), including half of the prevailing convertible bonds, a $ 22 million "Roll Up" debt, in accordance to Aegerion, the present bridge loan arrangement and any Aegerion DIP financing (as outlined under) Calculated quantities that are not cash in money on the finish of the Restructuring Transactions,
  • Aegerion's current Bridge mortgage in the preliminary $ 50 million of funds managed by some Athyrium Capital Administration, LP (Athyrium) and Highbridge Capital Management, LLC (Highbridge) and Amryt's present approximately EUR 20 million (mainly) secured debt shall be converted into new main insurance coverage and Aegerion, with a cash interest rate of 6.5% every year and 6.5% PIK (paid nature) interest and maturing for 5 years
  • ] Prior to finishing up the restructuring operations, the shareholders of Amryt will obtain a conditional proper (CVR) entitling them to earn up to $ 85 million for sure milestones associated to the regulatory approval and commercialization of AP 101, its late-stage improvement product, with payments made on the loan. or as atypical shares in the election of the Board of Directors,
  • In connection with the closure of restructuring operations, Amryt plans to increase $ 60 million by issuing new shares to Amryt (Deal Equity Increase). The proceeds of the Deal Fairness Increase manufacturing are used as planned to pay certain costs and basic business purposes. The brand new capital will probably be priced at a 20% low cost on Amryt's implicit valuation of the professional forma arrangement for a conversion of $ 18 million for brand spanking new shares provided to sure Amryt buyers and $ 42 million for certain Aegerion creditors, together with Novelion. Sure Aegerion bondholders, together with Athyrium, Highbridge, UBS and Whitebox, have agreed to buy an unmarked share of new capital
  • Aegerion intends and the plan supplies that Aegerion will continue to absolutely comply with all US obligations. Ministry of Justice, US Securities and Change Fee and different US and state authorities businesses and courts, which obligations don’t have an effect on restructuring operations,
  • Aegerion intends to proceed to pay all business and other regular working expenses arising throughout instances beneath Chapter 11 and after 100% reorganization. for all chapters outstanding on software of Chapter 11
  • beneath the terms of the PFA when certain provisions of the PFA, Aegerion and its advisers have been permitted by the Courtroom, have a 55-day time limit for acquiring various transactions which are superior from an financial perspective w, restructuring actions. Underneath the phrases of the Pegment, Aegerion additionally has the suitable to reply to unwanted proposals if Aegerion finds that such proposals might fairly lead to superior enterprise. Aegerion has the proper to terminate PFA so that it could possibly make an awesome transaction, offered that it compensates Amryt for the costs and expenses incurred in reference to the restructuring, up to a maximum of $ four,000,000, and pay the severance pay. $ 11,850,000 when the overwhelming deal is realized. Roughly 34.three% of Amryt's current shareholders are dedicated to supporting restructuring operations by means of written commitments.
  • Debtors anticipate to hold a $ 20 million super-priority debtor (DIP). Athyrium and Highbridge underneath the phrases of the DIP Credit Settlement and the proposed DIP Order. With the consent of the Courtroom of Auditors and subject to the circumstances set out in the DIP credit settlement, DIP funding supplies debtors with liquidity that is used to help restructuring operations. Any half of the DIP financing that’s drawn up and never returned in money on the end of the restructuring might be transformed into the above-mentioned $ 125 million new convertible bonds. Debtors have additionally negotiated with their current secured lenders on the terms to be used in a cash collateral agreement in the course of the instances of Chapter 11

Aegerion and Amryt's recapitalization and enterprise mixtures are expected to create a international rare illness company with a diversified business and medical part with growing business belongings and a number of other late-stage companies. product candidates. The event pipeline consists of the Amryt AP101 model, which is presently epidermolysis in bullosa (EB) III improvement, in addition to different attainable references to Aegerion products, together with metreleptin as a potential remedy for partial lipodystrophy (PL) in america, which has already been authorised in Europe and is a potential remedy for household homeomicronemia. Syndrome (FCS)

”The mixture of Amryt and Aegerion creates an economically stronger and properly activated rare disease firm with two business products and a pipeline with a late part. illness products. Amryt's administration group has profound expertise in commercializing the merchandise marketed by Aegerion, reminiscent of its means to improve LOJUXTA® gross sales in the European market, develop and approve the late-stage product candidate AP101 by Amryt, and proceed to provide additional indications for metrelepin and vacation drugs, ”stated Benel Harshbarger, CEO of Novelion. “The opportunity to take benefit of the synergies between these two corporations to scale back duplication of prices and remove royalties between corporations by means of the prevailing LOJUXTA license agreement between two corporations, we consider that these events will create nice progress and worth creation for Aegerion and its stakeholders, including Novelion. "

" Acquisition of Aegerion accelerates our goal of becoming a global leader in rare situations where medical need is high, "commented Amryt CEO Joe Wiley. By working two main revenue producing products and enhancing promising improvement opportunities, this can considerably improve progress in a extremely engaging market worldwide. Amryt has a distinctive understanding of both Aegerion and its products with business success with LOJUXTA and because many of our senior administration teams have beforehand labored in Aegerion. "

Impression on Novelion

Novelion has agreed to start RSA and help Aegerion's proposed Chapter 11 plan, which Novelion believes prevents the damaging prosecution of potential litigation with Aegerion, its different secured lenders and the bulk of present convertible bonds, including the truth that it might be associated to Novelion's inner challenges with a secured mortgage and the terms that Aegerion might assign to Novelion, or which, with the assistance of “Novaion”, Novelion didn’t help. According to the planned plan, Novelion's current collateralized mortgage of approximately $ 36 million to Aegerion is allowed in its entirety and can receive a fairness allocation in accordance to Aegerion's restructuring plan, representing roughly 10.1% of the Amrytti professional forma prior to the dilution of share capital to be granted. In reference to the Deal Fairness enterprise, the conversion of new convertible bonds will improve the quantity of shares that can be issued to the satisfaction of the CVR, if the milestones are reached, and the shareholders' fairness put aside in accordance to the fairness compensation plan accredited by Amryt's management. Having taken under consideration the brand new fairness of Amryt, which is predicted to be issued in connection with Deal Equity Increase, Novelion is predicted to personal approximately Eight.1% of Amryt. The remedy of Novelion in accordance to the plan due to the company's inner mortgage is about 84% recovery and the capital transferred is freely transferable. Novelion additionally has the correct to subscribe for a buy of $ 42 million in new capital provided to Aegerion collectors, which shall be priced at a 20 % discount on Amryt's expected recapitalization. Due to Novelion's liquidity place, Novelion is unlikely to exercise this right in any respect or at all.

As well as, the debtors entered into joint service agreements with Novelion and Novelion Providers USA, a subsidiary of Novelion. , dated December 1, 2016, but entered into pressure on November 29, 2016 (Shared Providers Agreements) beneath which creditors present Novelion and Novelion with sure providers to creditors, including, however not restricted to, administrative help, human assets, IT help, accounting, finance, and authorized providers . So as to facilitate the implementation and restructuring of RSA, the collectors and Novelion negotiated and amended the joint service agreements (collectively, the amended shared providers agreements), which amended the shared service agreements, inter alia, that Aegerion made certain money payments to Novelion for certain providers provided by Novelion or provided to Aegerion. In accordance with the amended Shared Service Agreement, Aegerion has paid Novelion approximately $ three.1 million and is dedicated to paying about $ 2 million in cash. The modified Shared Providers Agreements give Novelion extra and certain recoveries from Aegerion for important shared providers.

Novelion retains its present money reserves, public listings and internet losses (NOL) (according to applicable tax laws). The value of such listing and NOL transfers is then unknown.

As a outcome of the valuation of Aegerion and its remaining debts, Novelion doesn’t receive Aegerion's planned consideration for Aegerion's fairness. These present fairness will increase might be canceled in Aegerion 11 and Aegerion will challenge new shares to Amryt in trade for a PFA consideration. As its equity shares are reversed in a plan beneath Chapter 11, Novelion is considered to reject the plan as a shareholder. Nevertheless, in accordance to US bankruptcy regulation, the Aegerion plan might be confirmed and supplemented, regardless of being rejected by Novelion as the only shareholder.

To advertise its obligation to maximize the worth of its shareholders, the Board of Directors of Novelion. along with its management group and its authorized and financial advisors to evaluate post-Novelion plans, including the attainable demolition of Novelion and the distribution of funds to shareholders, and the associated recommendations shall be properly communicated to shareholders

Aegerion Chapter 11 Instances

As described above , in order to facilitate the capital improve, concurrently PFA and RSA, the debtors left the safety of Chapter 11. Aegerion continues to function in the peculiar course of enterprise in the course of the 11 instances. Novelion and non-US Aegerion affiliates aren’t collectors in these 11 chapters

It will be important that, through the dependence of the instances in chapter 11, Aegerion will:

  • continue to provide patients with two accepted remedies, JUXTAPID and MYALEPT,
  • continue to pay all trading and different normal enterprise bills in the course of the 11th Annual Report and after the recapitalization might be refunded 100% of all permitted commerce claims;

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  • continue to pay and provide all the standard compensation and benefits to their present staff
  • Amryt Listing, Board of Directors and Management

    1 Amryt continues to be listed London Stock Change AIM Market. After the recapitalization, Amryt's international headquarters are in Dublin, Ireland, and its US headquarters are situated in the Massachusetts space of ​​Cambridge

    . Amryt appoints a Chairman who isn’t affiliated with Amry, Novelion or Aegerion. Amryt continues to be headed by a management staff complemented by certain Aegerion managers during each the transition and the everlasting. Amryt executives have appreciable expertise in the event and commercialization of products for rare illnesses, together with particular expertise in Aegerion merchandise with the LOJUXTA® license relationship in the EU. In addition, sure Amryt executives, corresponding to Mark Sumeray, Medical Manager and David Allmond, Business Director, are former members of the Aegerion Management Group.

    t Aryerion was reclassified as AIM, confirmed by the Aegerion Plan for the Restructuring of Chapter Regulation and other normal closure phrases

    The parties anticipate the transaction to end in the third or fourth quarter of 2019.

    Advisers

    ] Evercore served as financial advisor and Goodwin Procter LLP and Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP act as Novelion Lawyer. Moelis & Company LLC acted as financial and restructuring advisor, AP Providers, LLC acted as financial advisor and common manager, and Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP acted as authorized adviser to Aegerion. Ducera Companions LLC acted as financial advisor, and Latham & Watkins LLP and King & Spalding LLP act as authorized adviser in the ad hoc group of convertible bonds

    Further info, together with copies of PFA, RSA, and different agreements, is contained in Type 8 of the Current Report Q that Novelio intends to submit to ESMA (www.sec.gov). Buyers are invited to learn the report on Type Eight-Okay and the agreements made with it, and the above abstract of the recapitalization is valid in its entirety with reference to it.

    Conference Call Info

    Amryt Management organizes a convention to ask analysts at the moment for 1330 BST (0830 EDT). Name for particulars:
    Conference ID: 3387304
    UK / International: +44 (0) 2071 928000/0800 376 7922
    from Eire: (01) 431 9615/1800 936148
    US: +1 631 510 7495/1 866 966 1396

    The call is saved at the moment at 18.30 (BST), ship the knowledge to ir@amrytpharma.com

    About Novelion Therapeutics
    Novelion is a international biopharmaceutical company by means of its subsidiary Aegerion Prescription drugs and is committed to creating and creating to commercialize remedies that produce new norms for the remedy of rare illnesses. Our international footprint and a well-established vary of business merchandise, together with MYALEPT® (metrelept) and JUXTAPID® (interleaved drugs), are supported by a range of remedies to treat critical and rare illnesses.

    About Amryt
    Amryt is a biopharmaceutical firm targeted on creating and delivering progressive new therapies to enhance the lives of sufferers with rare or rare illnesses.

    LOJUXTA® is an authorised remedy for grownup sufferers with uncommon cholesterol dysfunction – homozygous household hypercholesterolemia (HoFH). This disorder weakens the physique's means to remove low-density lipoprotein ldl cholesterol (“bad” ldl cholesterol) from the blood, which often outcomes in abnormally excessive levels of LDL ldl cholesterol in the body earlier than start – typically ten occasions more than individuals without HoFH – and then aggressive and premature contraction and vascular blockage. LOJUXTA® is intended to be used with low-fat diets and different lipid-lowering medicine with or without LDL apheresis in grownup patients with HoFH.

    Amryt is the Advertising Authorization Holder and has exclusive authorization to sell LOJUXTA® European Financial Space, Center East and North Africa, Switzerland, Turkey, Israel, Russia, Commonwealth of Unbiased States and non-EU Balkan Nations

    Main Improvement Candidate for Amryt AP101 is a potential remedy for Epidermolysis Bullosa ("EB"), a rare and distressing genetic skin situation that impacts younger youngsters and adults who don’t at present have remedy. It’s presently present process Part three medical trials and a lately reported constructive unclear interim efficacy evaluation is predicted and is predicted to be absolutely operational by the top of 2012. The European and US market state of affairs EB is estimated to be over $ 1 billion. [19659005] In March 2018, Amryt has licensed preclinical gene remedy platform know-how, AP103, which presents potential remedy to patients with Recessive Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa, part of EB, and may affect other genetic issues. 19659005] For extra info on Amryt, visit www.amrytpharma.com

    Forward-looking statements and danger elements
    Some info in this press release is "forward-looking statements" and "forward-looking information". the importance of relevant legal guidelines and laws, including the US and Canadian Securities Act. All statements introduced here, which don’t describe historical information, together with, inter alia, statements of beliefs and expectations of a comprehensive restructuring of Aegerion Prescription drugs, the proposed transaction between Aegerion Prescription drugs and Amryt, including anticipated key terms Ownership, benefits of the proposed transaction to Novelion and Aegerion stakeholders, expected merger closing and efficiency and RSA are forward-looking statements that contain dangers and uncertainties that may cause a materials distinction in precise outcomes in such future

    Such dangers and uncertainties embrace the power of Novelion and Aegerion to respond to speedy operational needs and obligations and long-term obligations. ; The power of Novelion and Aegerion to continue working; the likelihood that the restrictions and different terms of the Aegerion loan agreements might have a unfavourable influence on Novelion's enterprise and its shareholders (whose interests should not be targeted and should conflict with Aegerion's convertible bonds and other lenders' house owners); whether Aegerion has been in a position to efficiently conduct restructuring operations; that Novelion won’t understand the benefits of restructuring; Potential Hostile Effects of Chapter 11 Instances; Creditors can be in a position to acquire courtroom approval in due time for the proposals mentioned in Chapter 11; objections to reorganization measures, DIP funding or different written submissions that would lengthen the instances in chapter 11; the influence of chapter purposes on Novelion and the benefits of numerous elements, including the holders of Novelion's widespread position; Chapter 11 of the Courtroom's judgment; dangers associated with third-party proposals for chapter 11 instances; and the administrative and legal prices associated with the process of Chapter 11 and different litigation and associated dangers; Novelion is in a position to preserve the Nasdaq listing standing (which would be a failure of the Aegerion loan arrangement) and Novelion's notifications to the Fee, including beneath the heading "Risk Factors" in Novelion's Annual Report for Type 10-Okay for the yr ended December 31, 2018 and subsequent purposes to the Fee, all out there on the Commission's website at www.sec.gov.

    We warn you not to rely unnecessarily on forward-looking statements that only converse from the day they are made. Except as required by regulation, we aren’t obliged to update or revise the knowledge contained in this press launch as a outcome of new info, future occasions, or circumstances. Given the uncertainties, assumptions and danger elements associated with this sort of info, including the knowledge described above, buyers are warned that the knowledge will not be an applicable subject for other purposes.

    Buyers and others have to be aware that we’re in contact with our buyers and the public using the Novelion web site www.novelion.com, including however not restricted to firm info, investor shows and often asked questions, Commission press releases, press releases, public conferences calls and webcasts. The knowledge we publish on this website could also be thought-about as material info. As a outcome, we encourage buyers, the media and other parties to repeatedly evaluation the knowledge we ship. The content material of our website is just not thought-about to be included as a reference to the 1933 Securities Act as amended.

    1. Word: Notification leads to suspension. Following the publication of the participation document, the larger Amryt Group is listed on the AIM market.

    CONTACT:
    Amanda (Murphy) Cray, Vice President, Investor Relations and Communications
    Novelion Therapeutics Inc.
    857-242-5024
    amanda.cray@novelion.com

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