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Lexicon Announces Completion of Public Offering of Common Stock

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: LXRX) today announced the completion of its previously-announced public offering of shares of its common stock. The offering included an aggregate of 38,333,332 shares of Lexicon's common stock after the exercise in full by the underwriters of their over-allotment option and by Invus, L.P., Lexicon's largest stockholder, of its associated right to purchase additional shares. Of this total, 22,878,187 shares were offered through the underwriters and 15,455,145 shares are being purchased by Invus, including 2,015,888 shares being purchased by Invus pursuant to its right to purchase additional shares. Lexicon expects to receive proceeds from Invus' exercise of its right to purchase additional shares on October 15, 2009. The net proceeds to Lexicon from the offering are approximately $55.2 million, after deducting the underwriting discount and estimated offering expenses and giving effect to the anticipated receipt of proceeds from Invus' exercise of its right to purchase additional shares.

The shares were offered pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Morgan Stanley acted as the sole book-runner for the offering, with Thomas Weisel Partners LLC acting as co-manager.

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, these securities, nor will there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale is not permitted. The offering of these securities was made only by means of a final prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus, copies of which may be obtained from Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated, Attn: Prospectus Department, 180 Varick Street, 2nd Floor, New York, New York 10014, telephone: (866) 718-1649, or by emailing

The issuer has filed a registration statement (including a base prospectus) with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, for an offering to which this communication relates. Before you invest, you should read the prospectus in that registration statement and related prospectus supplements and other documents that the issuer has filed or will file with the SEC for more complete information about the issuer and this offering. You may get these documents for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC website at Alternatively, you may obtain the final prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus as indicated above.

About Lexicon

Lexicon is a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering breakthrough treatments for human disease. Lexicon currently has five drug candidates in development for autoimmune disease, carcinoid syndrome, diabetes, glaucoma and irritable bowel syndrome, all of which were discovered by the company's research team.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains "forward-looking" statements. Any statements contained in this press release that are not statements of historical fact may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. Words such as "anticipated," "will," "proposed," and similar expressions are intended to identify these forward-looking statements. There are a number of important factors that could cause Lexicon's results to differ materially from those indicated by these forward-looking statements. Additional risks and uncertainties relating to Lexicon and its business can be found under the headings "Factors Affecting Forward-Looking Statements" and "Risk Factors" in Lexicon's annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2008, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and under the heading "Risk Factors" in the final prospectus supplement related to the public offering filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on October 8, 2009. Lexicon undertakes no obligation to update or revise any such forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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