CSL Secures Long Term Supply of Helixate from Bayer

CSL Secures Long Term Supply of Helixate from Bayer

Melbourne, Australia — 02/02/2007

CSL Limited announced today that it had concluded an agreement with Sanofi-Aventis that
had facilitated an extension of the arrangements with Bayer for the supply of Helixate FS,
CSL Behring’s recombinant Factor VIII product. CSL advised that the previous agreement
with Bayer on Helixate FS would have expired in 2009, with the new arrangement securing
supply for a further eight years until the end of 2017. CSL reported that in the last financial
year, Helixate FS generated revenues of US$340 million.
CSL advised that it had agreed to pay Sanofi-Aventis the Contingent Payment of US$250m1
and the Deferred Payment of US$65m2 earlier than originally agreed when CSL acquired
Aventis Behring in 2004. This agreement with Sanofi-Aventis has enabled CSL to
independently negotiate with Bayer the sublicensing terms of certain intellectual property
related to recombinant Factor VIII, to secure the long-term supply of Helixate FS and to
facilitate the settlement of litigation against Bayer. CSL also noted that a number of other
outstanding matters that had remained unresolved with Sanofi-Aventis stemming from the
original 2004 acquisition of Aventis Behring had also now been resolved.
Dr McNamee commented that he was pleased that all parties had gained substantially from
the outcome of complex negotiations, which had resulted in securing the long-term supply
of CSL Behring’s key lifesaving product Helixate FS for the benefit of the patient
communities that the Company serves.
1 CSL had made provision for this Contingent Payment at the time of its full year result announcement in
August 2006. CSL had agreed at the time of the acquisition of Aventis Behring in March 2004 to pay
US$250m to Aventis (now Sanofi-Aventis) on 31 March 2008 if the volume weighted average price of
CSL’s shares for any 60 consecutive trading day period during the six months prior to the end of March
2008 exceeded A$35.00.
2 CSL had agreed at the time of the acquisition of Aventis Behring in March 2004 to pay Aventis (now
Sanofi-Aventis) on 31 December 2007 the sum of US$65m as a deferred payment.
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