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Johnson & Johnson Completes Acquisition of Abiomed

Friday, December 23, 2022

Johnson & Johnson, the world’s largest, most diversified healthcare products company, today announced it has completed its acquisition of Abiomed, Inc. Abiomed is now part of Johnson & Johnson and will operate as a standalone business within Johnson & Johnson’s MedTech segment.

“We are excited to officially welcome the talented Abiomed team to Johnson & Johnson. Their patient-first philosophy aligns with Our Credo and Our Purpose to change the future of health for humanity,” said Joaquin Duato, Chief Executive Officer of Johnson & Johnson. “This acquisition marks another important step on Johnson & Johnson’s path to accelerating growth in our MedTech business and delivering innovative medical technologies to more people around the world.”

Ashley McEvoy, Executive Vice President and Worldwide Chairman of MedTech at Johnson & Johnson, added, “The completion of this acquisition allows Johnson & Johnson MedTech to expand our portfolio in the high growth cardiovascular markets, adding solutions for heart recovery to our global market leading Biosense Webster electrophysiology business. Fueled by Johnson & Johnson’s global scale and commercial and clinical strength, we are excited to explore the opportunities and possibilities ahead to reach even more patients with critical unmet need.”

Johnson & Johnson’s tender offer for all outstanding shares of Abiomed for an upfront payment of $380.00 per share in cash, corresponding to an enterprise value of approximately $16.6 billion, which includes cash acquired, expired at 11:59 p.m., New York City time, on December 21, 2022. Abiomed shareholders will also receive a non-tradeable contingent value right (“CVR”) entitling the holder to receive up to $35.00 per share in cash if certain commercial and clinical milestones are achieved. American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC, the depositary for the tender offer, has advised Johnson & Johnson that approximately 25,759,195 shares of Abiomed common stock were validly tendered and not properly withdrawn in the tender offer, representing approximately 57.1% of the then-outstanding shares of Abiomed’s common stock. All of the conditions to the tender offer have been satisfied, and on December 22, 2022, Athos Merger Sub, Inc. (“Purchaser”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, accepted for payment, and will as promptly as practicable pay for, all shares validly tendered and not properly withdrawn in the tender offer.

The acquisition was completed on December 22, 2022 through a merger of Purchaser with and into Abiomed in accordance with Section 251(h) of the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware without a vote of Abiomed stockholders. In connection with the merger, shares of Abiomed that were not tendered in the tender offer were acquired by Johnson & Johnson and converted into the right to receive $380.00 per share in cash plus a CVR.

The transaction will not have a material impact on financial results for 2022. As previously announced, the transaction will accelerate pro forma MedTech and Johnson & Johnson enterprise revenue growth. It is also expected to be slightly dilutive to neutral to adjusted earnings per share in the first year, considering the impact of financing, and then accretive by approximately $0.05 in 2024, and increasingly accretive thereafter.

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