INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev., March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PDL BioPharma, Inc. (PDL) (Nasdaq: PDLI) today announced an adjustment to the conversion rate for its 2.00% Convertible Senior Notes due February 15, 2012 (the 2012 Notes) and its 2.875% Convertible Senior Notes due February 15, 2015 (the 2015 Notes) effective March 7, 2011, in connection with the regular dividend to be paid on March 15, 2011, to all stockholders who own shares of PDL on March 8, 2011, the record date.
The conversion rate for the 2012 Notes and the 2015 Notes, as adjusted, is 144.474 shares of common stock per $1,000 principal amount or $6.92 per share. The conversion rate for the 2012 Notes and the 2015 Notes was previously 140.571 shares of common stock per $1,000 principal amount of the 2012 Notes and the 2015 Notes. In connection with a cash dividend, the conversion rate is increased by multiplying the previous conversion rate by a fraction, the numerator of which is the average closing price of PDL's common stock for the five consecutive trading days immediately preceding the ex-dividend date of March 4, 2011, for the cash dividend, and the denominator of which is the difference of such average closing price less the dividend amount.
About PDL BioPharma
PDL pioneered the humanization of monoclonal antibodies and, by doing so, enabled the discovery of a new generation of targeted treatments for cancer and immunologic diseases. PDL is focused on maximizing the value of its antibody humanization patents and related assets. The Company receives royalties on sales of a number of humanized antibody products marketed today and also may receive royalty payments on additional humanized antibody products launched before patent expiry in late 2014. For more information, please visit www.pdl.com.
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