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Tetraphase Pharma Receives an Acquisition Offer From La Jolla Pharma, Tetraphase Board Continues to Recommend Merger with Melinta

Under the Melinta Merger Agreement, Melinta would acquire Tetraphase through a cash tender offer by its subsidiary for all of Tetraphase’s outstanding shares of common stock, for an aggregate of $39.0 million in

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Under the Melinta Merger Agreement, Melinta would acquire Tetraphase through a cash tender offer by its subsidiary for all of Tetraphase’s outstanding shares of common stock, for an aggregate of $39.0 million in cash (representing consideration of $1.79 per share of Tetraphase common stock), plus CVRs representing the right to receive cash consideration based on the achievement of certain net sales milestones, in an aggregate amount of up to $16.0 million.

Under the La Jolla Proposal, La Jolla would acquire Tetraphase through a cash tender offer for all of Tetraphase’s outstanding shares of common stock. The upfront cash consideration under the La Jolla Proposal would be as follows: (i) $2.00 per share of Tetraphase common stock (including common stock underlying restricted stock units, performance-based stock units and pre-funded warrants), (ii) $2.68 per share of Tetraphase common stock underlying the common stock warrants issued by the Company in November 2019, and (iii) $2.69 per share of Tetraphase common stock underlying the common stock warrants issued by the Company in January 2020. The total upfront consideration to be received by Tetraphase equityholders under the La Jolla Proposal at closing is approximately $43.0 million, with approximately $21.4 million of this amount allocated to the Company’s outstanding common stock warrants. The La Jolla Proposal is not subject to any financing contingencies. The definitive terms and conditions of a merger agreement detailing the La Jolla Proposal have been fully negotiated. If the La Jolla Proposal continues to constitute a Superior Offer through Friday, June 26, 2020, the Tetraphase Board will consider terminating the Melinta Merger Agreement and entering into the merger agreement with La Jolla.