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): December 10, 2014
PDL BioPharma, Inc.
(Exact name of Company as specified in its charter)
(Commission File Number)
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
932 Southwood Boulevard
Incline Village, Nevada 89451
(Address of principal executive offices, with zip code)
(Company’s telephone number, including area code)
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Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.
On December 10, 2014, PDL BioPharma, Inc. (the Company) issued a press release with revenue guidance for the fourth quarter ending December 31, 2014. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.
Detailed Queen et al. Product Sales and Royalties
On December 10, 2014, the Company distributed to analysts covering the Company’s securities and posted to its website a summary of certain information underlying the Company’s receipt of royalty payments related to the Queen et al. patents (the Information Sheet) to assist those analysts and its stockholders in valuing the Company’s securities. The Information Sheet is based on information provided to the Company by its licensees and includes reported Queen et al. net sales revenues by licensed product and Queen et al. royalty revenue by licensed product. A copy of the Information Sheet is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.2
Limitation of Incorporation by Reference
In accordance with General Instruction B.2. of Current Report on Form 8-K, the information in Item 7.01 of this report, including Exhibits 99.1 and 99.2, is furnished and shall not be deemed to be “filed” for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section. Such information will not be deemed an admission as to the materiality of any such information that is required to be disclosed solely by Regulation FD.
This filing, the press release, the Information Sheet and the Company’s statements herein and in the attached press release include and constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, we can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. Important factors that could impair the Company’s royalty assets or business and limit the Company’s ability to pay dividends, purchase income generating assets and take other corporate actions are disclosed in the “Risk Factors” contained in the Company’s 2013 Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 3, 2014, as updated by subsequent filings. All forward-looking statements are expressly qualified in their entirety by such factors. We do not undertake any duty to update any forward-looking statement except as required by law.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Company has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
PDL BIOPHARMA, INC.
/s/ Peter S. Garcia
Peter S. Garcia
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Dated: December 10, 2014