ROCKVILLE, Md., July 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Human Genome Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: HGSI) today announced the pricing of its underwritten public offering of 23,215,000 newly issued shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $14.00 per share. The size of the offering was increased from the originally announced 18,000,000 shares. The Company also granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 3,482,250 shares of the Company's common stock. The offering is expected to close on August 3, 2009, subject to customary closing conditions. The Company anticipates net proceeds from the offering of approximately $310 million.
Goldman, Sachs & Co. and Citigroup Global Markets Inc. are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering.
The shares will be issued pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement. This announcement shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities of Human Genome Sciences, Inc., nor shall there be any sale of securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction. When available, a copy of the prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained from Goldman, Sachs & Co., at 85 Broad Street, New York, New York 10004, Attention: Prospectus Department, Toll-Free 1-866-471-2526, or by email at
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