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Halozyme Therapeutics Announces Public Offering of Common Stock

SAN DIEGO, Sept 08, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: HALO) today announced that it is offering to sell 8.3 million shares of its common stock pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement in an underwritten public offering. Barclays Capital Inc. is the sole book-running manager of the offering and Halozyme has granted the underwriter a thirty (30) day option to purchase up to 1,245,000 additional shares. Halozyme intends to use the net proceeds from the offering for general corporate purposes and to support further research and development of its product candidates.

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This press release does not constitute an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, these securities, nor will there be any sale of these securities in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale is not permitted. Electronic copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus may be obtained from: Barclays Capital Inc., c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, New York 11717; Barclaysprospectus@broadridge.com (phone: 888-603-5847).

Halozyme has filed a registration statement (including a base prospectus) with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, for an offering to which this communication relates. Before you invest, you should read the prospectus in that registration statement and the related prospectus supplements and the other documents that Halozyme has filed or will file with the SEC for more complete information about Halozyme and this offering. You may access these documents when available for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC website at www.sec.gov. Alternatively, you may obtain a preliminary prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus as indicated above.

About Halozyme

Halozyme Therapeutics is a biopharmaceutical company developing and commercializing products targeting the extracellular matrix for the endocrinology, oncology, dermatology and drug delivery markets. The company's product portfolio is based primarily on intellectual property covering the family of human enzymes known as hyaluronidases and additional enzymes that affect the extracellular matrix. Halozyme's Enhanze(TM) technology is a novel drug delivery platform designed to increase the absorption and dispersion of biologics. The company has key partnerships with Roche to apply Enhanze technology to Roche's biological therapeutics, including Herceptin(R) and MabThera(R), for up to 13 targets, and with Baxter BioScience to apply Enhanze technology to GAMMAGARD Liquid(R). Halozyme's Ultrafast Insulin program combines its rHuPH20 enzyme with mealtime insulins, which may produce more rapid absorption, faster action, and improved glycemic control. The product candidates in Halozyme's pipeline target multiple areas of significant unmet medical need. For more information visit http://www.halozyme.com/.

Safe Harbor Statement

In addition to historical information, the statements set forth above include forward-looking statements (including, without limitation, statements concerning the public offering) that involve risk and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements are also identified through use of the words "believe," "enable," "may," "will," "could," "intends," "estimate," "anticipate," "plan," "predict," "probable," "potential," "possible," "should," "continue," and other words of similar meaning. Actual results could differ materially from the expectations contained in forward-looking statements as a result of several factors, including regulatory approval requirements and competitive conditions. These and other factors that may result in differences are discussed in greater detail in the company's reports on Forms 10-K, 10-Q, and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. 
    Halozyme Contact
    Robert H. Uhl
    Senior Director, Investor Relations
    (858) 704-8264
    ruhl@halozyme.com

SOURCE Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc.

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