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News Feb 25, 2016

Shearman & Sterling Represents Underwriters in €2 Billion Notes Offering by Amgen

Shearman & Sterling represented BofA Merrill Lynch, Barclays, Deutsche-Bank and J.P. Morgan as joint book-running managers and representatives of the several underwriters in connection with Amgen Inc.’s registered offering of €2 billion of investment-grade notes, consisting of €1,250,000,000 of 1.250% senior notes due 2022 and €750,000,000 of 2.000% senior notes due 2026.  Amgen is a global biotechnology company that discovers, develops, manufactures and markets human therapeutics based on advances in cellular and molecular biology.

The Shearman & Sterling team was led by partner John Wilson (San Francisco-Capital Markets) and associates Nathan Mee and Scott Lucas (San Francisco-Capital Markets).  Other key members of the team included partners David Dixter (London-Capital Markets), Laurence Crouch (Menlo Park-Tax), Richard Hsu (Menlo Park-Intellectual Property Transactions) and Simon Letherman (London-Tax); counsels Eileen O’Pray (Menlo Park-Tax) and Emily Griffen (San Francisco-Litigation); and associates Kara Major (London-Capital Markets), Gabriel Ng (London-Tax), Ryan Bray (Menlo Park-Tax), and Benjamin Petersen and Mark Langer (Menlo Park-Intellectual Property Transactions).