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Alexion Acquires All Rights to OMRF Patents Related to Soliris(R)
Date:2/14/2008

MRF $10 million to acquire all rights and interests to the patents, in various amounts to be remitted in 2008 and the first half of 2009. No further amounts, including royalties, will be owed to OMRF in respect of sales of Soliris or other use of the OMRF patents. Accordingly, the previously announced claims filed by OMRF and counterclaims filed by Alexion in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma will be dismissed.

About OMRF and Alexion

Chartered in 1946, OMRF (http://www.omrf.org) is a nonprofit biomedical research institute that focuses its research on cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer's, lupus and cancer. For more information, please contact Adam Cohen (adam- cohen@omrf.org) at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, (405) 271-7159.

Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company working to develop and deliver life-changing drug therapies for patients with serious and life-threatening medical conditions. Alexion is engaged in the discovery, development and commercialization of therapeutic products aimed at treating patients with a wide array of severe disease states, including hematologic diseases, cancer, and autoimmune disorders. Alexion is evaluating other potential indications for Soliris as well as other formulations of eculizumab for additional clinical indications, and is pursuing development of other antibody product candidates in early stages of development. This press release and further information about Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. can be found at: http://www.alexionpharm.com.

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