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Amylin Announces Preliminary Results of Annual Meeting of Stockholders
Date:5/27/2009

SAN DIEGO, May 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMLN) today announced that, based on a preliminary vote count provided by its proxy solicitor, shareholders voted to elect at least 10 of the Company's nominees, including its two new independent nominees, Paul N. Clark and Paulo F. Costa, to Amylin's Board of Directors at the Company's Annual Meeting of Stockholders held today. The Company believes that no more than two of the five dissident nominees (one independent nominee from Eastbourne Capital Management, L.L.C. and one nominee from Carl Icahn) have been elected to Amylin's Board. Additionally, Mr. Icahn's proposal to reincorporate the Company from Delaware to North Dakota has been defeated.

The Company issued the following statement:

We appreciate the consideration and support of our shareholders, as well as the valuable insights offered to our Board and management team over the past several months. Today's outcome affirms that shareholders have confidence in the Company's plan to build value in 2009 and beyond, having apparently elected only two of the five dissident nominees.

We remain deeply committed to building long-term value for all of our shareholders, especially through the anticipated launch of exenatide once weekly, our investigational therapy that has the potential to significantly advance the treatment of type 2 diabetes. We thank all of our Directors for their tremendous commitment and contributions to Amylin. Our Board and management team will work with the new Directors to continue to bring transformational medicines to patients and maximize shareholder value.

IVS Associates, Inc., the independent Inspector of Elections, has indicated that it expects to issue a preliminary tabulation of the vote results early next week. Final results of t
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