GSK commences tender offer to acquire Human Genome Sciences for US $13.00 per share in cash

GlaxoSmithKlineGlaxoSmithKline plc (LSE: GSK) today announced that it has commenced its previously announced tender offer to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Human Genome Sciences (NASDAQ: HGSI) for US$13.00 per share in cash. GSK's offer represents a premium of 81 percent to HGS's closing share price of US$7.17 on 18th April, the last trading day before HGS publicly disclosed GSK's private offer.

The closing of the tender offer is subject to the terms and conditions detailed in the offer document. The tender offer and withdrawal rights are scheduled to expire at 12:00 midnight New York City time on 7 June 2012 unless the offer is extended.

Lazard and Morgan Stanley are acting as financial advisors to GSK and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz are providing legal advice.

GlaxoSmithKline - one of the world's leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies - is committed to improving the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer.

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