Lantheus Stockholders Approve Share Issuance For Merger with Progenics
NORTH BILLERICA, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Lantheus Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: LNTH) (“Lantheus” or the “Company”), parent company of Lantheus Medical Imaging, Inc. (“LMI”), a leader in the development, manufacture and commercialization of innovative diagnostic imaging agents announced that at a special meeting held earlier today, Lantheus’ stockholders voted to approve the issuance of common stock related to the Company’s proposed merger with Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: PGNX) (“Progenics”), an oncology company developing innovative medicines and artificial intelligence to find, fight and follow cancer.
Lantheus and Progenics previously entered into an Amended and Restated Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of February 20, 2020 (the “Merger Agreement”), by and among Progenics, Lantheus and Plato Merger Sub, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lantheus (“Merger Sub”). Pursuant to the Merger Agreement, Merger Sub will be merged with and into Progenics (the “merger”), with Progenics surviving the merger as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lantheus.
Approximately 99% of the total votes cast by holders of Lantheus common stock were voted in favor of the share issuance proposal (excluding abstentions), representing approximately 87% of Lantheus’ shares issued and outstanding as of the close of business on May 12, 2020, the record date.
Mary Anne Heino, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, said, “We are very excited that our stockholders have approved the share issuance in connection with the Progenics merger and that the Progenics stockholders also approved the transaction earlier today. We believe that the combined company will offer a diversified portfolio of precision diagnostics, radiopharmaceutical therapeutics, digital solutions and pharma service offerings, delivering value across the patient health care continuum.”
The merger remains subject to customary closing conditions. The parties expect to close the merger on or about June 19, 2020.
About Lantheus Holdings, Inc. and Lantheus Medical Imaging, Inc.
Lantheus Holdings, Inc. is the parent company of LMI, a global leader in the development, manufacture and commercialization of innovative diagnostic imaging agents and products. LMI provides a broad portfolio of products, including the echocardiography contrast agent DEFINITY® Vial for (Perflutren Lipid Microsphere) Injectable Suspension and TechneLite® (Technetium Tc99m Generator), a technetium-based generator that provides the essential medical isotope used in nuclear medicine procedures. The Company is headquartered in North Billerica, Massachusetts with offices in Puerto Rico and Canada. For more information, visit www.lantheus.com.
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