TOKYO, December 16, 2019 - Astellas Pharma Inc. (TSE:4503, Headquarters: Tokyo, President and CEO: Kenji Yasukawa, Ph.D., “Astellas”) today announced that it has commenced, through its indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary Asilomar Acquisition Corp. (“Asilomar”), a tender offer (“Tender Offer”) for all of the issued and outstanding shares of common stock of Audentes Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: BOLD, Headquarters: San Francisco, Chairman and CEO: Matthew R. Patterson, “Audentes”) for a price of US$60.00 per share, net to the seller in cash, on December 16, 2019, New York City time. The Tender Offer is scheduled to expire at 12:00 midnight, New York City time, at the end of the day on January 14, 2020, unless extended or earlier terminated. 

The Tender Offer was commenced pursuant to the definitive agreement dated December 2, 2019, by and among Astellas, Asilomar and Audentes, and promptly upon successful completion of the Tender Offer, Asilomar will be merged into Audentes, with Audentes surviving the merger as a subsidiary of Astellas.

 

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