SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/17/13 -- Theravance, Inc. (NASDAQ: THRX) (the "Company"), a biopharmaceutical company with a pipeline of internally discovered product candidates and strategic collaborations with pharmaceutical companies, announced the pricing of $250 million aggregate principal amount of 2.125% convertible subordinated notes due 2023 (the "notes") in an underwritten public offering. The Company has also granted the underwriters an option to purchase up to $37.5 million aggregate principal amount of additional notes. The offering is scheduled to close on Thursday, January 24, 2013, subject to satisfaction of customary closing conditions. BofA Merrill Lynch is acting as the sole book-running manager for the offering.
The notes will pay interest semiannually at a rate of 2.125% per annum. The notes will be convertible at the option of the holders, at any time on or prior to the second business day preceding the maturity date, into shares of the Company's common stock at an initial conversion rate of 35.9903 shares of common stock per $1,000 principal amount of notes, which is equivalent to an initial conversion price of approximately $27.79 per share, subject to adjustment upon the occurrence of certain events. The initial conversion price represents a conversion premium of approximately 32.5% over the last reported sale price of $20.97 per share of the Company's common stock on the NASDAQ Global Select Market on January 17, 2013.
In connection with the offering of the notes, the Company has also entered into privately-negotiated capped call option transactions with one or more of the underwriters or their affiliates ("hedge counterparties"). The cost of the capped call options will be $32.0 million. The cap price of the capped call options will initially be $38.00 per share, which represents approximately an 81.2% premium to the closing price of the Company's common stock price on January 17, 2013. The capped call options are expected generally to reduce the potential dilution upon conversion of the notes in the event that the market price of the Company's common stock, as measured under the terms of the capped call transactions, is greater than the strike price of the capped call transactions, which initially corresponds to the conversion price of the notes, and is expected to be subject to customary anti-dilution adjustments. However, if the market price of the Company's common stock, as measured under the terms of the capped call transactions, exceeds the cap price of the capped call transactions, the anti-dilutive effect of the capped call transactions will be limited.
For any conversions of notes prior to the close of business of the 95th scheduled trading day immediately preceding the maturity date, including without limitation upon an acquisition of the Company or similar business combination, a corresponding portion of the capped call transactions will be terminated. Upon such termination, the portion of the capped call transactions being terminated will be settled at fair value (subject to certain limitations), which the Company expects to receive from the hedge counterparties, and no payments will be due to the hedge counterparties.
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