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Horizon Pharma plc Announces Record Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results

20:00 EDT 6 Aug 2015 | Marketwired

DUBLIN, IRELAND -- (Marketwired) -- 08/07/15 -- Horizon Pharma plc (NASDAQ: HZNP), a biopharmaceutical company focused on improving patients' lives by identifying, developing, acquiring and commercializing differentiated and accessible medicines that address unmet medical needs, announced its second-quarter 2015 financial results today.

Quarterly Financial Highlights

"We delivered exceptionally strong performance in the second quarter and through the first half of the year," said Timothy P. Walbert, chairman, president and chief executive officer, Horizon Pharma plc. "Our results significantly beat expectations on net sales, adjusted EBITDA and adjusted diluted earnings per share. In addition, we're generating strong adjusted operating cash flow and we're well positioned to deliver on our recently raised full-year 2015 net sales and adjusted EBITDA guidance."

Second-Quarter and First-Half 2015 Net Sales Results

Second-Quarter 2015 Financial Results
Note: For additional detail and reconciliation of these amounts and growth rates to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures, please refer to the summary table below, as well as the detailed tables at the end of this release.

Cash Flow Statement and Balance Sheet Highlights

Update on Offer to Acquire Depomed, Inc.

Horizon Pharma Confirms 2015 Full-Year Guidance as Provided on July 20, 2015

Recent Major Events

Conference Call
At 8 a.m. EDT / 1 p.m. IST today, the Company will host a live conference call and webcast to review its financial and operating results and provide a general business update.

U.S. Dial-In Number: +1 888.338.8373 International Dial-In Number: +1 973.872.3000 Passcode: 87670328

The live webcast and a replay may be accessed by visiting Horizon's website at http://ir.horizon-pharma.com. Please connect to the Company's website at least 15 minutes prior to the live webcast to ensure adequate time for any software download that may be needed to access the webcast.

A replay of the conference call will be available approximately two hours after the call and accessible through one of the following telephone numbers, using the passcode below:

Replay U.S. Dial-In Number: +1 855.859.2056 Replay International Dial-In Number: +1 404.537.3406 Passcode: 87670328

About Horizon Pharma plc
Horizon Pharma plc is a biopharmaceutical company focused on improving patients' lives by identifying, developing, acquiring and commercializing differentiated and accessible medicines that address unmet medical needs. The Company markets seven medicines through its orphan, primary care and specialty business units. Horizon's global headquarters are in Dublin, Ireland. For more information, please visit www.horizonpharma.com. Follow @HZNPplc on Twitter or view careers on our LinkedIn page.

Note Regarding Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
EBITDA, or earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, and adjusted EBITDA are used and provided by Horizon as non-GAAP financial measures. Horizon provides certain other financial measures such as adjusted net income, adjusted net income per share, adjusted gross profit and gross profit ratio, adjusted operating and other expenses and adjusted cash from operations, each of which include adjustments to GAAP figures. Adjustments to Horizon's GAAP figures as well as EBITDA exclude acquisition transaction related expenses, loss on debt extinguishment, as well as non-cash items such as share-based compensation, depreciation and amortization, royalty accretion, non-cash interest expense, and other non-cash adjustments. Certain other special items or substantive events may also be included in the non-GAAP adjustments periodically when their magnitude is significant within the periods incurred. Horizon believes that these non-GAAP financial measures, when considered together with the GAAP figures, can enhance an overall understanding of Horizon's financial performance. The non-GAAP financial measures are included with the intent of providing investors with a more complete understanding of the company's historical and expected 2015 financial results and trends. In addition, these non-GAAP financial measures are among the indicators Horizon's management uses for planning and forecasting purposes and measuring the Company's performance. These non-GAAP financial measures should be considered in addition to, and not as a substitute for, or superior to, financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP. The non-GAAP financial measures used by the Company may be calculated differently from, and therefore may not be comparable to, non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies. Horizon has not provided reconciliation of an expected adjusted EBITDA outlook to an expected net income (loss) outlook because certain items that are a component of net income (loss) cannot be reasonably projected, either due to the significant impact of changes in Horizon's stock price on share-based compensation, the variability associated with acquisition related expenses due to timing and other factors.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, statements related to Horizon's expected full-year 2015 net sales and adjusted EBITDA guidance and other statements that are not historical facts. These forward-looking statements are based on Horizon's current expectations and inherently involve significant risks and uncertainties. Actual results and the timing of events could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements as a result of these risks and uncertainties, which include, without limitation, risks that Horizon's actual full-year 2015 financial and operating results may differ from its expectations; Horizon Pharma's ability to grow sales and revenues from existing products; the availability of coverage and adequate reimbursement and pricing from government and third party payers and risks relating to the success of Horizon's Prescriptions-Made-Easy or PME specialty pharmacy program; competition, including potential generic competition; the ability to protect intellectual property and defend patents; regulatory obligations and oversight; and those risks detailed from time-to-time under the caption "Risk Factors" and elsewhere in Horizon's filings and reports with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). Horizon Pharma undertakes no duty or obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this presentation as a result of new information.

Additional Information
This press release does not constitute an offer to buy or solicitation of any offer to sell or vote securities. This press release contains certain information related to a solicitation by Horizon Pharma of Depomed's shareholders to call a special shareholders meeting to consider certain matters in connection with a proposal which Horizon Pharma has made for a business combination transaction with Depomed. Subject to future developments, Horizon Pharma and Depomed may file one or more solicitation statements, proxy statements or other documents with the SEC in connection with such special shareholders meeting, and Horizon Pharma (and, if a negotiated transaction is agreed upon, Depomed) may file one or more registration statements, prospectuses, proxy statements or other documents with the SEC in connection with the proposed transaction. This communication is not a substitute for any solicitation statement, proxy statement or other document filed with the SEC in connection with such special shareholders meeting or any registration statement, prospectus, proxy statement or other document Horizon Pharma and/or Depomed may file with the SEC in connection with the proposed transaction. Horizon Pharma has filed a preliminary proxy statement and accompanying WHITE proxy card with the SEC with respect to the solicitation of proxies to call a special meeting of shareholders. INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS OF HORIZON PHARMA AND DEPOMED ARE URGED TO READ CAREFULLY THE SOLICITATION STATEMENT, (INCLUDING ANY AMENDMENTS AND SUPPLEMENTS), THE ACCOMPANYING WHITE PROXY CARD AND OTHER PROXY STATEMENTS AND DOCUMENTS FILED WITH THE SEC IN CONNECTION WITH THE SPECIAL SHAREHOLDERS MEETING AND ANY REGISTRATION STATEMENTS, PROSPECTUSES, PROXY STATEMENTS AND OTHER DOCUMENTS FILED WITH THE SEC IN CONNECTION WITH THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT HORIZON PHARMA, DEPOMED, THE SPECIAL SHAREHOLDERS MEETING AND THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION, AS APPLICABLE. Investors and security holders may obtain free copies of these documents (when they are available) and other related documents filed with the SEC at the SEC's web site at www.sec.gov or by directing a request to Horizon Pharma's Investor Relations department at Horizon Pharma, Inc., Attention: Investor Relations, 520 Lake Cook Road, Suite 520, Deerfield, IL 60015 or to Horizon Pharma's Investor Relations department at 224-383-3400 or by email to investor-relations@horizonpharma.com. Investors and security holders may obtain free copies of the documents filed with the SEC on Horizon Pharma's website at www.horizonpharma.com under the heading "Investors" and then under the heading "SEC Filings."

Certain Information Regarding Participants
Horizon Pharma and/or Depomed and their respective directors, executive officers and certain other employees may be deemed participants in a solicitation of proxies in connection with the request to call the special shareholders meeting and in connection with the proposed transaction. You can find information about Horizon Pharma's directors, executive officers and such certain other employees in Horizon Pharma's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014, which was filed with the SEC on February 27, 2015, Horizon Pharma's definitive proxy statement filed with the SEC on May 6, 2015, and in Horizon Pharma's Current Report on Form 8-K/A filed with the SEC on July 27, 2015, and in such solicitation statements, proxy statements or other documents that would be filed with the SEC in connection with the special shareholders meeting and the proposed transaction. You can find information about Depomed's directors, executive officers and its employees who are participants in such solicitation in Depomed's definitive proxy statement filed with the SEC on April 16, 2015, and in such solicitation statements, proxy statements or other documents that would be filed with the SEC in connection with the special shareholders meeting and the proposed transaction. These documents are available free of charge at the SEC's web site at www.sec.gov and, with respect to Horizon Pharma, from Investor Relations at Horizon Pharma as described above. Additional information regarding the interests of such potential participants will be included in one or more registration statements, proxy statements or other documents filed with the SEC if and when they become available.

John B. Thomas Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Investor Relations Tina Ventura Vice President, Investor Relations Geoff Curtis Group Vice President, Corporate Communications Ray Gordon Gordon MRM NEXT ARTICLE

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