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Alexion Provides Statement on Superior Court of Justice (STJ) Decision in Brazil Involving Soliris® (Eculizumab)

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Friday, April 20, 2018 4:52 pm EDT

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NEW HAVEN, Conn.

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NASDAQ:
ALXN

NEW HAVEN, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Recent media reports have incorrectly stated that the Brazilian Superior Court of Justice has granted a compulsory license of Soliris® (eculizumab). Alexion would like to clarify that no compulsory license of Soliris® was requested or granted in Brazil. The recent decision by the court refers to a different legal matter with the Brazilian Patent Office related to a Soliris® mailbox patent that expired in 2015. Alexion is evaluating the full decision by the court in this patent case before exploring the options to respond. Alexion continues to have patent applications pending in Brazil that would provide additional protection to Soliris®. Brazil represents a low single digit percentage of Alexion’s worldwide sales. This patent matter has no implications for intellectual property outside of Brazil.

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Contact:

Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Media:
Arne Naeveke, PhD, 475-230-3774
or
Investors:
Susan Altschuller, PhD, 475-230-3534