Sosei Heptares Announces Antitrust Clearance of License Agreement with Neurocrine Biosciences

TOKYO, Japan and CAMBRIDGE, United Kingdom, Dec. 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sosei Group Corporation (“Sosei Heptares”; TSE: 4565) today announces that in connection with the Collaboration and License Agreement (“License Agreement”) with Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. (“Neurocrine Biosciences”) announced 22 November 2021, the applicable waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 (“HSR Act”) expired on 22 December 2021. As such, the License Agreement became effective on 22 December 2021. With completion of the applicable waiting period under the HSR Act, under the terms of the License Agreement Neurocrine Biosciences has agreed to pay Sosei Heptares an upfront payment of US$100 million, with the amount to be recognized as revenue in the fourth quarter of the financial year ending December 31, 2021.

About Sosei Heptares
We are an international biopharmaceutical group focused on the discovery and early development of new medicines originating from our proprietary GPCR-targeted StaR® technology and structure-based drug design platform capabilities. We are advancing a broad and deep pipeline of novel medicines across multiple therapeutic areas, including neurology, immunology, gastroenterology and inflammatory diseases.

We have established partnerships with some of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies and multiple emerging technology companies, including AbbVie, AstraZeneca, Biohaven, Genentech (Roche), GSK, Neurocrine Biosciences, Novartis, Pfizer and Takeda. Sosei Heptares is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan with corporate and R&D facilities in Cambridge, UK.

“Sosei Heptares” is the corporate brand and trademark of Sosei Group Corporation, which is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (ticker: 4565). Sosei, Heptares, the logo and StaR® are trademarks of Sosei Group companies.

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Enquiries:

Sosei Heptares– Media and Investor Relations
Hironoshin Nomura, SVP Investor Relations and Corporate Strategy
+81 (0)3 6679 2178 | Hironoshin.Nomura@SoseiHeptares.com

Shinichiro Nishishita, VP Investor Relations, Head of Regulatory Disclosures
+81 (0)3 5210 3399 | IR@SoseiHeptares.com

Citigate Dewe Rogerson (for Japanese Media)
Yas Fukuda
+81 (0)3 4360 9234 | Yas.Fukuda@citigatedewerogerson.com

MEDiSTRAVA Consulting (for International Media)
Mark Swallow, David Dible, Eleanor Perkin
+44 (0)20 7638 9571 | SoseiHeptares@medistrava.com

Forward-looking statements
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