SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(D) OF
THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): February 9, 2012
ALEXION PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
352 Knotter Drive, Cheshire, Connecticut 06410
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (203) 272-2596
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|Item 2.02||Results of Operations and Financial Condition.|
On February 9, 2012, Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. issued a press release relating to its results of operations and financial conditions for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2011. A copy of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Form 8-K.
The attached press release contains both U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, or GAAP, and non-GAAP financial measures. The non-GAAP financial measures exclude share-based compensation expenses, taxes not payable in cash (non-cash tax adjustment), amortization of acquired intangible assets, and costs associated with acquisitions. Reconciliations between non-GAAP and GAAP financial measures are included in the press release set forth as Exhibit 99.1 furnished to this Form 8-K. Alexions management utilizes non-GAAP financial information to provide a useful measure of comparative operating performance of the Company. The non-GAAP financial measures are supplemental to and not a substitute for, measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP.
|Item 9.01||Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
99.1 Press Release issued by Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. on February 9, 2012 relating to its results of operations and financial conditions for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2011.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|ALEXION PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.|
|Date: February 9, 2012|
|Name:||Michael V. Greco|
|Title:||Associate General Counsel and Corporate Secretary|