Eli Lilly completes tender offer for ImClone Systems

Eli Lilly and Company and ImClone Systems Incorporated have announced the successful completion of the previously announced tender offer by Lilly's wholly-owned subsidiary, Alaska Acquisition Corporation, for all outstanding shares of ImClone at a price of $70.00 per share in cash.

The offer expired at 12:00 midnight EST, on Thursday, November 20, 2008.

The depositary for the tender offer has advised Lilly and ImClone that, as of the expiration of the tender offer, approximately 85,401,945 shares (including 5,175,275 shares that were tendered pursuant to guaranteed delivery procedures) were validly tendered and not withdrawn in the tender offer, representing approximately 95.5 percent of ImClone's issued and outstanding shares. All validly tendered shares have been accepted for payment in accordance with the terms of the tender offer.

Lilly intends to complete the acquisition of ImClone through a short-form merger on or about Monday, November 24, 2008, in which all outstanding shares of ImClone common stock not purchased by Alaska Acquisition in the tender offer will be converted into the right to receive $70.00 net per share in cash.

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