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TITAN PHARMACEUTICALS ENTERS INTO $15 MILLION ROYALTY SALE AGREEMENT WITH DEERFIELD MANAGEMENT
Funds Support Continued Late-Stage Development of Probuphine for Opioid Dependence
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA November 15, 2011 – Titan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (TTNP.OB) today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Deerfield Management Company, L.P. and certain investment funds managed by it (Deerfield) to sell a substantial portion of the Company’s remaining future royalties on the sales of Fanapt® (iloperidone), an atypical antipsychotic approved in the U.S. for the treatment of schizophrenia in adult patients and marketed by Novartis Pharma, AG to Deerfield in exchange for $5 million in cash, a $10 million reduction in Titan’s outstanding debt to Deerfield and a revised repayment schedule that delays initial payment of principal by one year to April 2013. The proceeds of this transaction will be used to support the ongoing late-stage development of Probuphine™ for the treatment of opioid dependence, the preparation of the New Drug Application (NDA) for Probuphine and for general corporate purposes. Funding is expected to occur on or about November 30, 2011. Additional details of the transaction are provided below.
“This is an important extension of our existing relationship with Deerfield, a leading healthcare investor,” said Sunil Bhonsle, President of Titan Pharmaceuticals. “By monetizing our future Fanapt royalty stream, we are able to realize the value of that program in a timely manner to support the near-term activities associated with Probuphine development and NDA preparation while also advancing our ongoing strategic partnership discussions.”
Terms of the Financing
RBC Capital Markets acted as advisor to Titan for this transaction.
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