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Kythera Biopharmaceuticals Files for $86.3 Milion IPO



5/17/2012 7:32:34 AM

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- KYTHERA Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (“KYTHERA”), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of novel prescription products for the aesthetic medicine market, today announced that it has publicly filed its registration statement on Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission relating to the proposed initial public offering of its common stock. KYTHERA previously submitted its registration statement to the Securities and Exchange Commission on a confidential basis under the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act. The number of shares to be offered and the price range for the offering have not been determined.

J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Goldman, Sachs & Co. will act as joint book-running managers for the offering. Leerink Swann LLC will act as lead co-manager and Lazard Capital Markets LLC will act as co-manager.

A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, but has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold, nor may offers to buy be accepted, prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy these securities, nor may there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

The offering will be made only by means of a prospectus. When available, copies of the preliminary prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained from: J.P. Morgan Securities LLC via Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717 or by calling toll-free (866) 803-9204; or Goldman, Sachs & Co., Prospectus Department, 200 West Street, New York, NY 10282, by calling toll-free (866) 471-2526, by facsimile (212) 902-9316 or by emailing prospectus-ny@ny.email.gs.com.

About KYTHERA Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.

KYTHERA Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of novel prescription products for the aesthetic medicine market. KYTHERA’s product candidate, ATX-101, is a potential first-in-class, injectable drug currently in Phase III clinical development for the reduction of submental fat, which commonly presents as an undesirable “double chin.”

Contact:

KYTHERA Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.

Investor Contact:

Heather Rowe, 818-587-4559

hrowe@kytherabiopharma.com




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