Alkermes plc Completes Sale of Athlone, Ireland Facility to Novo Nordisk

DUBLIN, May 2, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Alkermes plc (Nasdaq: ALKS) has completed the previously announced sale of its development and manufacturing facility in Athlone, Ireland to Novo Nordisk. In connection with the closing of the transaction, Alkermes will receive a one-time cash payment for the facility and certain related assets of approximately $91 million.

"With the completion of the sale of the development and manufacturing facility in Athlone, Ireland, we delivered on a significant element of our multi-year program to drive operational efficiency and further align our infrastructure and cost framework with the anticipated needs of our business," said Richard Pops, Chief Executive Officer of Alkermes. "We are grateful to the Athlone team for their unwavering dedication and commitment over the years to manufacturing important medicines for patients around the world."

Alkermes and Novo Nordisk also entered into subcontracting arrangements to continue certain development and manufacturing activities currently performed at the facility for a period of time after closing of the transaction, which activities may continue through the end of 2025. This transaction is expected to be operating cost-neutral to Alkermes over the subcontracting period, and thereafter, the transaction is expected to yield significant operating cost benefit and contribute to enhanced profitability. Alkermes will continue to retain all royalty revenues associated with products currently manufactured at the facility.

Alkermes will continue to manufacture its proprietary commercial products, VIVITROL(®), ARISTADA(®), ARISTADA INITIO(®) and LYBALVI(®), at its Wilmington, Ohio manufacturing facility.

About Alkermes plc
Alkermes plc is a global biopharmaceutical company that seeks to develop innovative medicines in the field of neuroscience. The company has a portfolio of proprietary commercial products for the treatment of alcohol dependence, opioid dependence, schizophrenia and bipolar I disorder, and a pipeline of clinical and preclinical candidates in development for neurological disorders, including narcolepsy. Headquartered in Ireland, Alkermes also has a corporate office and research and development center in Massachusetts and a manufacturing facility in Ohio. For more information, please visit Alkermes' website at

Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
Certain statements set forth in this press release constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended, including, but not limited to, statements concerning: the company's expectations concerning its future financial and operating performance, business plans or prospects, including anticipated operating costs and profitability. The company cautions that forward-looking statements are inherently uncertain. The forward-looking statements are neither promises nor guarantees and they are necessarily subject to a high degree of uncertainty and risk. Actual performance and results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements due to various risks and uncertainties, including those risks and uncertainties described under the heading "Risk Factors" in the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended Dec. 31, 2023 and in subsequent filings made by the company with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which are available on the SEC's website at Existing and prospective investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. Except as required by law, the company disclaims any intention or responsibility for updating or revising any forward-looking statements contained in this press release.

VIVITROL(®) is a registered trademark of Alkermes, Inc.; ARISTADA(®), ARISTADA INITIO(®) and LYBALVI(®) are registered trademarks of Alkermes Pharma Ireland Limited, used by Alkermes, Inc. under license.

Alkermes Contacts:
For Investors: Sandy Coombs +1 781 609 6377
For Media: Katie Joyce +1 781 249 8927

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