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Optimer Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2012 Financial Results
Date:2/28/2013

of $31.5 million from the sale of our equity interest in Optimer Biotechnology, Inc. (OBI).

At December 31, 2012, Optimer held cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments of $124.0 million.  This includes proceeds from the sale of our equity interest in OBI, which was completed in the fourth quarter.Optimer had 47.8 million shares outstanding on December 31, 2012.

"Healthcare policy is shifting to new ways to control healthcare spending, particularly in hospitals.  Many of our recent research initiatives, such as analyzing the cost burden of Clostridium difficile infection, are designed to assist hospitals to better understand the disease burden on their patients and institutions," said Dr. McKinnell.

As of December 31, 2012:

  • Inventory levels at wholesalers remain within the range of 14 to 28 days of demand
  • Approximately 2,750 hospitals had ordered DIFICID
  • About 83% of hospitals covered by Optimer have reordered DIFICID
  • Approximately 1,000 hospitals are estimated to have placed DIFICID on formulary
  • As a result of the management changes announced yesterday and processes and procedures in connection therewith, we have determined that the filing of our Form 10-K will be delayed.Conference Call and Webcast 
    The Company will host a conference call and webcast to discuss its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2012 financial results and provide a corporate update today at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (2:00 p.m. Pacific Time).

    The conference call may be accessed by dialing (877) 280-7280 for domestic callers and +1 (678) 825-8232 for international callers.  Please specify to the operator that you would like to join "Optimer's Financial Results Call."  The conference call will be webcast live under the Investors section of Optimer's website at www.optimerpharma.com, where it will be archived for
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