MannKind Corporation Reports Second Quarter Financial Results

VALENCIA, Calif., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MannKind Corporation today reported financial results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2006.

For the second quarter of 2006, total operating expenses were $55.8 million, compared with $27.6 million for the second quarter of 2005. Research and development (R&D) expenses increased by $21.7 million to $45.3 million, primarily due to increased costs associated with the Company's expanded clinical trials and related support for its Technosphere(R) Insulin program. General and administrative (G&A) expenses increased by $6.5 million to $10.5 million primarily due to an increase in stock compensation expense and increased consulting and various other general and administrative expenses, such as legal and accounting fees.

For the first six months of 2006, operating expenses totaled $100.9 million, compared with $50.2 million in the first half of 2005. R&D expenses were $81.3 million, up $39.0 million, again primarily related to the expansion of clinical trials of MannKind's Technosphere(R) Insulin program. G&A expenses increased by $11.7 million to $19.6 million for the first half of 2006 primarily related to increased stock compensation expense, compensation and other employee related costs and increased legal, accounting and consulting fees.

The net loss applicable to common stockholders for the second quarter of 2006 was $54.8 million, or $1.10 per share based on 49.6 million shares outstanding, compared with a net loss applicable to common stockholders of $27.2 million, or $0.83 per share based on 32.8 million shares outstanding, for the second quarter of 2005.

The net loss applicable to common stockholders for the first half of 2006 was $98.3 million, or $1.98 per share based on 49.7 million shares outstanding, compared with a net loss applicable to common stockholders of $49.3 million, or $1.50 per share based on 32.8 million shares outstanding, for the first half of 2005.

Cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities were $50.9 million at June 30, 2006 and $102.6 million at March 31, 2006.

"During the second quarter of this year, MannKind announced additional data on our lead investigational compound, Technosphere(R) Insulin, and its novel effect on the treatment of diabetes," stated Alfred Mann, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MannKind Corporation. "Importantly, Study 101 demonstrated that patients with Type 1 diabetes who switched from meal time rapid acting insulin analog injections to Technosphere(R) Insulin achieved comparable levels of control in HbA1c and superior effects on post prandial glucose excursions. We plan to present data from our Phase 3 results from Study 014 at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes in September. During the second quarter, we also initiated an additional major Phase 3 trial, Study 103. Overall, we believe this has been another strong period for the continuous advancement of Technosphere(R) Insulin."

MannKind also announced today that it has entered into a loan agreement with Mr. Mann under which the Company may borrow up to $150 million and has initiated the first borrowing under that agreement in the amount of $50 million.

Conference Call

MannKind management will host a conference call to discuss these results today at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time. To participate in the call please dial (888) 566-5775 or listen to the call on the Internet at www.mannkindcorp.com. A telephone replay will be accessible until August 10, 2006 by dialing (800) 884-1524. The web site replay can be accessed at www.mannkindcorp.com and will be available for fourteen days.

About MannKind Corporation

MannKind Corporation focuses on the discovery, development and commercialization of therapeutic products for diseases such as diabetes and cancer. The Company is currently in phase 3 clinical trials of its lead product, the Technosphere(R) Insulin System, in the U.S. and Europe to study its potential for the treatment of diabetes. For more information on MannKind Corporation and its technology, visit www.mannkindcorp.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements related to MannKind's clinical trials and product candidates that involve risks and uncertainties. Words such as "believes," "anticipates," "plans," "expects," "intend," "will," "goal," "potential" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based upon the Company's current expectations. Actual results and the timing of events could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements as a result of these risks and uncertainties, which include, without limitation, risks related to the progress, timing and results of clinical trials, the risk that future safety and efficacy studies may not confirm our past clinical results, intellectual property matters, difficulties or delays in seeking or obtaining regulatory approval, manufacturing the Company's lead product candidate, competition from other pharmaceutical or biotechnology companies, the Company's ability to enter into any collaborations or strategic partnerships or obtain additional financing to support the Company's operations, the Company's ability to meet milestones and other risks detailed in MannKind's filings with the SEC, including the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2005 and periodic reports on Form 10-Q and Form 8-K. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement, and MannKind undertakes no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this news release.

MannKind Corporation Consolidated Statements of Operations (Unaudited) (In thousands, except Three Months Ended Six Months Ended per share amounts) June 30, June 30, June 30, June 30, 2006 2005 2006 2005 Revenue $-- $-- $100 $-- Operating expenses: Research and development 45,321 23,596 81,271 42,292 General and administrative 10,456 3,971 19,594 7,922 Total operating expenses 55,777 27,567 100,865 50,214 Loss from operations (55,777) (27,567) (100,765) (50,214) Other income 59 7 109 21 Interest income 971 405 2,351 877 Loss before provision for income taxes (54,747) (27,155) (98,305) (49,316) Income taxes (4) -- (5) (1) Net loss applicable to common stockholders $(54,751) $(27,155) $(98,310) $(49,317) Net loss per share applicable to common stockholders - basic and diluted $(1.10) $(0.83) $(1.98) $(1.50) Shares used to compute basic and diluted net loss per share applicable to common stockholders 49,638 32,777 49,712 32,771 MannKind Corporation Condensed Balance Sheet (Unaudited) (in thousands) June 30, December 31, Assets 2006 2005 Current assets: Cash and cash equivalents $27,056 $56,037 Marketable securities 23,800 89,597 State research and development tax credit exchange receivable - current 1,043 1,194 Prepaid expenses and other current assets 6,952 3,044 Total current assets 58,851 149,872 Property and equipment - net 83,190 76,183 State research and development tax credit exchange receivable - net of current portion 2,250 2,031 Other assets 288 285 Total $144,579 $228,371 Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity Current liabilities $27,134 $21,365 Other liabilities 24 29 Stockholders' equity 117,421 206,977 Total $144,579 $228,371

MannKind Corporation

CONTACT: Dick Anderson, Chief Financial Officer of MannKind Corporation,+1-661-775-5302, danderson@mannkindcorp.com; or Investors, Julie Huang, orMedia, Robert Stanislaro, both of Financial Dynamics, +1-212-850-5600,mnkd@fd-us.com, for MannKind Corporation

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