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Lexicon Announces Proposed $95 Million Common Stock Offering

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, March 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: LXRX) today announced that it is offering to sell, subject to market and other conditions, $95,000,000 of its common stock pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement in an underwritten public offering.  Lexicon also intends to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional $14,250,000 of common stock to cover over-allotments, if any.  All of the shares in the offering are to be sold by Lexicon.  Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated and J.P. Morgan Securities Inc. will be acting as joint book-runners for the offering, with Cowen and Company, LLC and Thomas Weisel Partners LLC acting as co-managers.

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 will be made only by means of a preliminary 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, or from J.P. Morgan Securities Inc., Attention: Broadridge Financial Solutions at 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, New York 11717, or by telephone at 866-803-9204.

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 a preliminary 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, including statements related to Lexicon's expectations regarding the completion, timing and size of the proposed public offering. 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 "will," "intends" 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, including risks and uncertainties related to market conditions and the satisfaction of customary closing conditions related to the proposed public offering.  There can be no assurance that Lexicon will be able to complete the proposed public offering on the anticipated terms, or at all.  Additional risks and uncertainties relating to the proposed public offering, 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, 2009, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and under the heading "Risk Factors" in the preliminary prospectus supplement related to the proposed public offering to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 8, 2010. Unless required by applicable law, 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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