MSMB Files Definitive Proxy Statement in Opposition to AMAG Proposed Stock Issuance
- ISS Recommends that AMAG Shareholders Vote AGAINST the Allos Transaction -
NEW YORK, Oct 19, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- MSMB Capital Management announced today that it has filed definitive proxy solicitation materials with the Securities and Exchange Commission to solicit votes AGAINST the issuance of shares of common stock of AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in connection with the proposed merger with Allos Therapeutics, Inc. MSMB continues to encourage AMAG stockholders to vote AGAINST a transaction that will result in the stockholders of Allos owning 39% of AMAG.
"The stockholders of AMAG deserve better than to overpay for Allos," said Martin Shkreli, the Chief Investment Officer of MSMB. "Over the past four years, the AMAG board of directors, presided over an 80% decline in the value of AMAG stock, granted Dr. Pereira a $100,000 raise and massive change of control payment despite management falling "well short" of meeting the performance goals of the board and approved a value-destroying transaction." Mr. Shkreli continued. "As Allos acknowledged on Friday, Dr. Pereira, Mr. Narachi and Paul Berns, the Allos Chief Executive Officer, have a long-standing personal relationship and it is possible that such relationship clouded Dr. Periera's and Mr. Narachi's judgment in negotiating the transaction with Allos. The proposed merger has been referred to by TheStreet.com as the 'Worst Bio-Merger in History' and Citi Investment Research has stated that the '[m]erger makes no sense'" Mr. Shkreli concluded.
MSMB encourages all AMAG stockholders to vote AGAINST the proposed share issuance and to send a message to the officers and directors of AMAG that they need to prioritize the interests of the stockholders in operating AMAG.
THIS PRESS RELEASE IS NOT A PROXY STATEMENT, NOR IS IT A SOLICITATION OF ANY PROXY. PLEASE READ THE DEFINITIVE PROXY STATEMENT FILED WITH THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION ON OCTOBER 18, 2011 AND OTHER SOLICITATION MATERIALS CAREFULLY BECAUSE THEY CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE IDENTITY OF THE PARTICIPANTS, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, MSMB CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, IRONMAN ACQUISITION, LP AND IRONMAN ACQUISITION GP, LLC, THE PROPOSALS THEY ARE ASKING THE STOCKHOLDERS OF AMAG TO VOTE AGAINST AND THEIR RESPECTIVE HOLDINGS (SECURITIES OR OTHERWISE, DIRECT OR INDIRECT) IN AMAG. YOU MAY OBTAIN A FREE COPY OF THE DEFINITIVE PROXY STATEMENT AT THE SEC'S WEB SITE AT http://www.sec.gov/ . A FREE COPY OF THE DEFINITIVE PROXY STATEMENT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM INNISFREE M&A INCORPORATED, 501 MADISON AVENUE 20TH FLOOR, NEW YORK, NY 10022, TOLL FREE TELEPHONE NUMBER: (877) 717-3929 or www.msmbcap.com .
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