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Lilly to Acquire SGX Pharmaceuticals
Date:7/8/2008

Deal Expands Lilly's Structure-Based Drug Discovery Capabilities

INDIANAPOLIS, and SAN DIEGO, July 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) and SGX Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: SGXP) today announced that the companies have signed a definitive merger agreement providing for the acquisition of SGX in an all-cash transaction. SGX, based in San Diego, California, is a biotechnology company focused on drug discovery and development in the area of oncology. Under the terms of the agreement, Lilly will acquire all of the outstanding shares of SGX common stock at a price of $3.00 per share, for a total purchase price of approximately $64.0 million.

The acquisition will allow Lilly to integrate SGX's structure-guided drug discovery platform into its drug discovery efforts. It will also give Lilly access to FAST(TM), SGX's fragment-based, protein structure guided drug discovery technology, and to a portfolio of pre-clinical oncology compounds focused on a number of high-value kinase targets.

Since entering into an initial collaboration in 2003, Lilly has partnered with SGX to determine 3-dimensional structures of key Lilly drug targets utilizing SGX's proprietary x-ray crystallography technology. The ongoing collaboration also provides Lilly with access to the SGX synchrotron beamline facility, SGX-CAT, which is a state-of-the-art synchrotron facility enabling X-ray crystallography and protein structure determination built by SGX at the Advanced Photon Source (APS) located at the Dep
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