Also Licenses Rights to Patents and Pending Applications Covering Methods for Treating Friedreich's Ataxia With Interferon Gamma-1b; Company Currently Owns the Rights to Interferon Gamma-1b Under the Trade Name ACTIMMUNE(R) in the United States, Canada and Japan

DUBLIN, IRELAND -- (Marketwired) -- 05/19/16 -- Horizon Pharma plc (NASDAQ: HZNP) ("Horizon Pharma"), a biopharmaceutical company focused on improving patients' lives by identifying, developing, acquiring and commercializing differentiated and accessible medicines that address unmet medical needs, today announced that its affiliate has entered into a definitive agreement with Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH ("Boehringer Ingelheim") to acquire the rights to interferon gamma-1b, which Boehringer Ingelheim commercializes under the trade names IMUKIN®, IMUKINE®, IMMUKIN® and IMMUKINE® in an estimated 30 countries primarily in Europe and the Middle East.

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