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MannKind Announces Closing of Global Licensing Agreement With Sanofi

VALENCIA, Calif., Sept. 24, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MannKind Corporation (Nasdaq:MNKD) today announced the closing of a worldwide exclusive collaboration and licensing agreement with Sanofi for development and commercialization of Afrezza® (insulin human) Inhalation Powder, a new rapid-acting inhaled insulin therapy for adults with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

The closing follows completion of the US Federal Trade Commission's review of the transaction under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act and the completion of documentation related to the $175 million loan facility being provided to MannKind by an affiliate of Sanofi in connection with the collaboration and license agreement.

Under the terms of the collaboration and license agreement, MannKind will receive a $150 million upfront payment within ten days of the closing.

About MannKind Corporation

MannKind Corporation (Nasdaq:MNKD) focuses on the discovery, development and commercialization of therapeutic products for patients with diseases such as diabetes. MannKind maintains a website at www.mannkindcorp.com to which MannKind regularly posts copies of its press releases as well as additional information about MannKind. Interested persons can subscribe on the MannKind website to e-mail alerts that are sent automatically when MannKind issues press releases, files its reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission or posts certain other information to the website.

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CONTACT: Company Contact: Matthew J. Pfeffer Chief Financial Officer 661-775-5300 mpfeffer@mannkindcorp.com

Source:MannKind Corporation