Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc. (LGND) Raises Ownership Limit for BVF Partners to 25% of Shares Outstanding
6/20/2013 9:00:39 AM
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SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ: LGND) announces that its Board of Directors has agreed to waive certain “poison pill” provisions to allow BVF Partners L.P., including its affiliates and associates (“BVF”), to increase its ownership of the Company from the previous limit of 19.99% of outstanding common stock to a new limit of 24.99%, subject to certain conditions. BVF has been Ligand’s largest shareholder since the second quarter of 2011 and currently owns 17.7% of the Company's outstanding stock.
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