BioMarin Announces Pricing of Public Offering of Common Stock

BioMarin Announces Pricing of Public Offering of Common Stock

NOVATO, Calif., May 31, 2012 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. today announced the pricing of an underwritten public offering of 6,500,000 shares of its common stock. The gross proceeds to BioMarin from this offering are expected to be approximately $248,885,000, before deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and other estimated offering expenses payable by BioMarin. The offering is expected to close on or about June 5, 2012, subject to customary closing conditions. BioMarin has also granted to the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase from it up to an additional 650,000 shares of its common stock. BioMarin intends to use the net proceeds from this offering primarily for general corporate purposes, including working capital and research and development.

BofA Merrill Lynch and Barclays are acting as joint book running managers for the offering, and will offer the shares at prevailing market prices or otherwise from time to time through the Nasdaq Global Select Market, the over-the-counter market, negotiated transactions or otherwise.

A registration statement relating to the shares described above was previously filed with and has become effective by rule of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). A final prospectus supplement relating to the offering will be filed with the SEC and will be available on the SEC's website at . Copies of the final prospectus supplement and related prospectus, when available, may be obtained from BofA Merrill Lynch, 4 World Financial Center, New York, NY 10080, Attn: Prospectus Department, or email [email protected], or Barclays, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, New York 11717 (telephone number 888-603-5847), or email [email protected]

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy these securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or other jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or other jurisdiction.

About BioMarin

BioMarin develops and commercializes innovative biopharmaceuticals for serious diseases and medical conditions. The company's product portfolio comprises four approved products and multiple clinical and pre-clinical product candidates. Approved products include Naglazyme(R) (galsulfase) for mucopolysaccharidosis VI (MPS VI), a product wholly developed and commercialized by BioMarin; Aldurazyme(R) (laronidase) for mucopolysaccharidosis I (MPS I), a product which BioMarin developed through a 50/50 joint venture with Genzyme Corporation; Kuvan(R) (sapropterin dihydrochloride) Tablets, for phenylketonuria (PKU), developed in partnership with Merck Serono, a division of Merck KGaA of Darmstadt, Germany; and Firdapse(TM) (amifampridine), which has been approved by the European Commission for the treatment of Lambert Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome (LEMS). Product candidates include GALNS (N-acetylgalactosamine 6-sulfatase), which is currently in Phase III clinical development for the treatment of MPS IVA, amifampridine phosphate (3,4-diaminopyridine phosphate), which is currently in Phase III clinical development for the treatment of LEMS in the U.S., PEG-PAL (PEGylated recombinant phenylalanine ammonia lyase), which is currently in Phase II clinical development for the treatment of PKU, BMN-701, a novel fusion protein of insulin-like growth factor 2 and acid alpha glucosidase (IGF2-GAA), which is currently in Phase I/II clinical development for the treatment of Pompe disease, BMN-673, a poly ADP-ribose polymerase (PARP) inhibitor, which is currently in Phase I/II clinical development for the treatment of genetically-defined cancers, and BMN-111, a modified C-nutriuretic peptide, which is currently in Phase I clinical development for the treatment of achondroplasia.

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Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 regarding, among other things, statements relating to plans, objectives and future events. BioMarin intends such forward-looking statements to be covered by the safe harbor provisions for forward-looking statements contained in Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements include statements relating to the anticipated public offering of common stock. These forward-looking statements are based on the current expectations of the management of BioMarin as of the date of this press release and are subject to risks, uncertainties, changes in circumstances, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results to be materially different from those indicated by such forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements include, among other, market risks. These and other risks are described in greater detail in BioMarin's filings with the SEC, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011 and its Registration Statement on Form S-3 filed with the SEC on May 30, 2012. Given these uncertainties, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. BioMarin assumes no obligation to update its forward-looking statements, except as required by law.

BioMarin(R), Naglazyme(R), Kuvan(R) and Firdapse(TM) are registered trademarks of BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.

Aldurazyme(R) is a registered trademark of BioMarin/Genzyme LLC.

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