Dendreon Announces Second Quarter 2012 Results

Dendreon Announces Second Quarter 2012 Results

<0> Dendreon CorporationNicole Soley, Investor Relations, 206-455-2220 </0>

July 30, 2012--Dendreon Corporation (NASDAQ:DNDN) today reported results for the quarter ended June 30, 2012. Net product revenue for the quarter was $80.0 million compared to $48.1 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2011, up 66% year over year and down 2.4% on a sequential basis.

Net loss in the second quarter of 2012 was $96.1 million or $0.65 per share, compared to a net loss of $116.0 million, or $0.79 per share, for the same period in 2011. The current period includes approximately $5.2 million in cash and non-cash severance expenses. Excluding these expenses, the company had a net loss of $90.9 million or $0.61 per share.

As of June 30, 2012, Dendreon had approximately $509.7 million in cash, cash equivalents, and short-term and long-term investments compared to $617.7 million as of December 31, 2011.

“We are confident in the long-term opportunities for PROVENGE,” said John H. Johnson, chairman, president and chief executive officer. “We believe the strategic restructuring plan announced today will accelerate our path to profitability and future growth as we execute on our core mission of providing PROVENGE to patients around the world. By re-configuring our manufacturing model, strengthening our commercial organization and lowering our overall cost structure, we believe we can deliver value to our shareholders and our physician customers and their patients.”

Separately today, Dendreon announced a strategic restructuring plan designed to accelerate the Company’s path to profitability and future growth. The restructuring press release can be found under the investor relations section of the Company’s website at .

Dendreon will host a conference call on July 30, 2011 at 4:30 p.m. ET. To access the live call, dial 1-877-548-9590 (domestic) or +1-720-545-0037 (international); the conference ID number is 10564494. The call will also be audio webcast and will be available from the Company's website at  under the “Investor/Webcasts and Presentations” section. A recorded rebroadcast will be available for interested parties unable to participate in the live conference call by dialing 1-800-642-1687 or +1-706-645-9291 for international callers; the conference ID number is 10564494. The replay will be available from 7:30 p.m. ET on July 30 until 11:59 p.m. ET on August 6. In addition, the webcast will be archived for on-demand listening for 30 days at .

PROVENGE is an autologous cellular immunotherapy indicated for the treatment of asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic metastatic castrate resistant (hormone refractory) prostate cancer.

PROVENGE is intended solely for autologous use and is not routinely tested for transmissible infectious diseases.

The safety evaluation of PROVENGE was based on 601 prostate cancer patients in four randomized clinical trials who underwent at least one leukapheresis. The most common adverse events (incidence greater-than or equal to 15%) are chills, fatigue, fever, back pain, nausea, joint ache, and headache. Serious adverse events reported in the PROVENGE group include acute infusion reactions (occurring within 1 day of infusion) and cerebrovascular events. In controlled clinical trials, severe (Grade 3) acute infusion reactions were reported in 3.5% of patients in the PROVENGE group. Reactions included chills, fever, fatigue, asthenia, dyspnea, hypoxia, bronchospasm, dizziness, headache, hypertension, muscle ache, nausea, and vomiting. No Grade 4 or 5 acute infusion reactions were reported in patients in the PROVENGE group.

To fulfill a post marketing requirement and as a part of the company's ongoing commitment to patients, Dendreon will conduct a registry of approximately 1500 patients to further evaluate a small potential safety signal of cerebrovascular events. In four randomized clinical trials of PROVENGE in prostate cancer patients, cerebrovascular events were observed in 3.5% of patients in the PROVENGE group compared with 2.6% of patients in the control group.

For more information on PROVENGE, please see the full prescribing information at or call 1-877-336-3736.

Dendreon Corporation is a biotechnology company whose mission is to target cancer and transform lives through the discovery, development, commercialization and manufacturing of novel therapeutics. The Company applies its expertise in antigen identification, engineering and cell processing to produce active cellular immunotherapy (ACI) product candidates designed to stimulate an immune response in a variety of tumor types. Dendreon’s first product, PROVENGE® (sipuleucel-T), was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in April 2010. Dendreon is exploring the application of additional ACI product candidates and small molecules for the potential treatment of a variety of cancers. The Company is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, and is traded on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol DNDN. For more information about the Company and its programs, visit .

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