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Ascendis Pharma A/S - Share Repurchase Program Update

11/15/2021 | 08:02am EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Nov. 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ascendis Pharma A/S (Nasdaq: ASND) today provided an update on the Company’s previously announced $25 million American Depositary Shares (ADS) Share Repurchase Program. Each ADS represents one ordinary share of Ascendis Pharma A/S. The program was executed under Rules 10b-18 and 10b5-1 of the U.S. securities regulations.

Under the program initiated on November 1, 2021, Ascendis Pharma A/S has repurchased shares for an amount up to $25 million in the period from November 1, 2021 to November 9, 2021 and the program is completed.

Since the announcement as of November 8th, 2021, the following transactions have been executed.

Trade Date

Number of ADS

Weighted Average

Purchase Price

Total Value*
Accumulated, last announcement122,422 $19,763,252
November 8, 202126,800$161.84$4,338,140
November 9, 20215,615$159.99$898,492
Purchased under the program154,837$161.43$24,999,884

*Total value includes fees and costs associated with the repurchase program.

Following these transactions, Ascendis Pharma A/S repurchased a total of 154,837 ADSs under the Share Repurchase Program.

About Ascendis Pharma A/S
Ascendis Pharma is applying its innovative platform technology to build a leading, fully integrated biopharma company focused on making a meaningful difference in patients’ lives. Guided by its core values of patients, science and passion, the company uses its TransCon technologies to create new and potentially best-in-class therapies. Ascendis is headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, and has additional facilities in Heidelberg and Berlin, Germany; Palo Alto and Redwood City, California; and Princeton, New Jersey. Please visit www.ascendispharma.com to learn more.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve substantial risks and uncertainties. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release regarding Ascendis’ future operations, plans and objectives of management are forward-looking statements. Examples of such statements include, but are not limited to, statements relating to (i) Ascendis’ ability to apply its platform technology to build a leading, fully integrated biopharma company, and (ii) Ascendis’ use of its TransCon technologies to create new and potentially best-in-class therapies. Ascendis may not actually achieve the plans, carry out the intentions or meet the expectations or projections disclosed in the forward-looking statements and you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Actual results or events could differ materially from the plans, intentions, expectations and projections disclosed in the forward-looking statements. Various important factors could cause actual results or events to differ materially from the forward-looking statements that Ascendis makes, including the following: dependence on third party manufacturers and distributors to supply TransCon hGH, the SKYTROFA® Auto-Injector and other study drug for commercial sales in the U.S. and clinical studies; unforeseen safety or efficacy results in its oncology programs, TransCon hGH, TransCon PTH and TransCon CNP or other development programs; unforeseen expenses related to commercialization of lonapegsomatropin-tcgd in the U.S., the co-pay program, and the further development of TransCon hGH, expenses related to the development and potential commercialization of its oncology programs, TransCon hGH, TransCon PTH and TransCon CNP or other development programs, selling, general and administrative expenses, other research and development expenses and Ascendis’ business generally; delays in the development of its oncology programs, TransCon hGH, TransCon PTH and TransCon CNP or other development programs related to manufacturing, regulatory requirements, speed of patient recruitment or other unforeseen delays; dependence on third party manufacturers to supply study drug for planned clinical studies; Ascendis’ ability to obtain additional funding, if needed, to support its business activities; and the effects on Ascendis’ business from the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. For a further description of the risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ from those expressed in these forward-looking statements, as well as risks relating to Ascendis’ business in general, see Ascendis’ Annual Report on Form 20-F filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on March 10, 2021 and Ascendis’ other future reports filed with, or submitted to, the SEC. Forward-looking statements do not reflect the potential impact of any future licensing, collaborations, acquisitions, mergers, dispositions, joint ventures, or investments that Ascendis may enter into or make. Ascendis does not assume any obligation to update any forward-looking statements, except as required by law.

Ascendis, Ascendis Pharma, the Ascendis Pharma logo, the company logo, TransCon, and SKYTROFA are trademarks owned by the Ascendis Pharma Group. © November 2021 Ascendis Pharma A/S.

Investor Contacts:Media Contact:
Tim Lee Melinda Baker
Ascendis PharmaAscendis Pharma
(650) 374-6343 (650) 709-8875
Patti Bank 
ICR Westwicke 
(415) 513-1284 

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