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MannKind Confirms Planned Stock Sale

VALENCIA, Calif., Nov. 11, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MannKind Corporation (Nasdaq:MNKD) (TASE:MNKD) today announced that its shares will enter the following Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, or TASE, indexes as planned on November 15, 2015: TA-100, TA-75, TA-Composite, TA-Biomed, TA-Blue-Tech and TA-Tech-Elite.

The Company is reconfirming its expectation of completing a previously-announced registered direct offering of its common stock to selected investment funds in Israel that are required to hold securities included within certain stock indexes of the TASE. The final number of shares to be sold in the offering will be determined based upon the number of shares the purchasers are required to hold within the indexes, and subject to the purchasers' desired allocation amounts.

The shares will be issued pursuant to the Company's effective registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-333-206778) and are being offered pursuant to a related prospectus supplement filed with the Securities Exchange Commission on November 9, 2015. Copies of the prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus are available on the SEC's website located at http://www.sec.gov and may also be obtained by contacting the Company at 25134 Rye Canyon Loop, Suite 300, Valencia, CA 91355, Attn: Investor Relations, or by telephone at (661) 775-5300. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of, the shares in any state or other jurisdiction which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or other jurisdiction. The shares sold in the offering will trade on the Nasdaq Global Market as well as the TASE. According to the Israeli Securities Authority's announcement to the Company on November 11, 2015, certain restrictions will apply to the issued shares on TASE under the Israeli Securities Authority.

Trading Regulations

The Company's shares will continue to be listed on the Nasdaq Global Market, subject to the rules and regulations of the Nasdaq Global Market applicable to listed companies. Under Israel's Dual Listing Law, U.S.-listed companies may also list on the TASE without substantial additional regulatory requirements. Investors should note that trading on the TASE occurs Sunday through Thursday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Israel time, except on TASE trading holidays, and trading on the Nasdaq Global Market occurs Monday through Friday, 9:30 am to 4:00 pm Eastern Time, except on Nasdaq holidays. The TASE Clearing House is electronically linked to the Depository Trust Company, a subsidiary of the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation, to automate the cross-border settlement of shares listed on both the TASE and a U.S. Exchange.

About MannKind Corporation

MannKind Corporation (Nasdaq:MNKD) (TASE:MNKD) focuses on the discovery and development of therapeutic products for patients with diseases such as diabetes. MannKind maintains a website at http://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.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements contained in this press release that are not strictly historical in nature are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Words such as "believes", "anticipates", "plans", "expects", "intend", "will", "goal", "potential" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based upon the MannKind's current expectations. Actual results and the timing of events could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements as a result of these risks and uncertainties, which include, without limitation, whether the purchasers in the offering complete the anticipated purchase pursuant to the terms of the stock purchase agreements, potential changes in the expected size and timing of the offering, MannKind's dependency on Sanofi for commercialization of Afrezza, need and ability to raise additional capital and other risks detailed in MannKind's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014, subsequently filed periodic reports on Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement, and MannKind undertakes no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this press release.

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

Source:MannKind Corporation