Aegerion Pharmaceuticals Announces Proposed Public Offering of Common Stock

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 10, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aegerion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:AEGR) ("Aegerion"), a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the development and commercialization of innovative, life-altering therapies for patients with debilitating and often fatal rare diseases, today announced that it intends to offer for sale its common stock in an underwritten public offering. All shares in the offering are being sold by Aegerion. The offering is subject to market conditions, and there can be no assurance as to whether or when the offering may be completed, or as to the actual size or terms of the offering.

Jefferies & Company, Inc. and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC are acting as joint book-running managers in the offering.

The securities described above are being offered by Aegerion pursuant to a shelf registration statement previously filed with and declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). A preliminary prospectus supplement related to the offering will be filed with the SEC and will be available on the SEC's website at Copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus relating to these securities may be obtained, when available, from Jefferies & Company, Inc., Equity Syndicate Prospectus Department, 520 Madison Avenue, 12th Floor, New York, NY, 10022, or by telephone at 877-547-6340, or by email at; or J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, c/o Broadridge Financial, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, New York 11717 or by telephone at 1-866-803-9204.

This release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy these securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or other jurisdiction in 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.

About Aegerion Pharmaceuticals

Aegerion Pharmaceuticals is a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the development and commercialization of innovative, life-altering therapies for patients with debilitating, often fatal, rare diseases.

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Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding the completion and timing of Aegerion's proposed public offering of common stock. These forward-looking statements are neither promises nor guarantees of future performance, and are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond Aegerion's control, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated in these forward-looking statements. In particular, the risks and uncertainties include, among other factors: risks and uncertainties associated with market conditions and satisfaction of customary closing conditions related to the proposed offering, risks associated with Aegerion's ability to satisfy Aegerion's obligations to close the proposed offering and the risk that Aegerion will not use the proceeds from the offering in the manner contemplated. For additional disclosure regarding these and other risks, see the disclosure contained in Aegerion's public filings with the SEC (available on the SEC's website at, including the "Risk Factors" section of Aegerion's Current Report on Form 8-K filed on January 10, 2013 and in the preliminary prospectus supplement and related prospectus relating to the proposed offering to be filed with the SEC. Aegerion undertakes no obligation to update or revise the information contained in this press release, whether as a result of new information, future events or circumstances or otherwise.

CONTACT: Aegerion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Michael Lawless, VP, IR + 1 (857) 242-5028

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