Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Deadline For Dendreon Bids Extended

Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.

As previously announced, on November 10, 2014, Dendreon Corporation (the "Company") and its wholly owned subsidiaries, Dendreon Holdings, LLC, Dendreon Distribution, LLC and Dendreon Manufacturing, LLC (collectively, together with the Company, the "Debtors") filed voluntary petitions for relief (the "Chapter 11 Cases") under Chapter 11 of Title 11 of the United States Code (the "Bankruptcy Code") in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware (the "Bankruptcy Court").

On November 9, 2014, as previously disclosed, the Debtors and (i) certain holders representing approximately 47.8% and (ii) certain other holders representing approximately 35.9% (collectively, the "Supporting Noteholders") of the outstanding principal amount of the Company's 2.875% Convertible Senior Notes due 2016 (the "2016 Notes") entered into two separate Plan Support Agreements (as amended and restated, the "PSAs"). Under the terms of the PSAs, the parties agreed to work to effectuate a restructuring of the Debtors' obligations pursuant to a stand-alone plan of reorganization in Chapter 11 under which holders of the 2016 Notes would receive new shares of common stock in the reorganized Company (the "Reorganized Company"), subject to the outcome of the competitive process contemplated in the PSAs (the "Competitive Process"). On December 17, 2014, the Bankruptcy Court entered an order (the "Bidding Procedures Order") that, among other matters, established the bidding procedures (the "Bidding Procedures") proposed to be employed with respect to the Competitive Process and established the deadline for submitting Qualified Bids (as defined in the Bidding Procedures).

On January 27, 2015, the Debtors announced that they would be extending the bid deadline set forth in the Bidding Procedures Order from January 27, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. (prevailing Eastern Time) to January 29, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. (prevailing Eastern Time) to continue discussions with potential bidders.

Cautionary Statements Regarding the Chapter 11 Cases

The Company's securityholders are cautioned that trading in the Company's securities during the pendency of the Chapter 11 Cases will be highly speculative and will pose substantial risks. Trading prices for the Company's securities may bear little or no relationship to the actual recovery, if any, by holders thereof in the Company's Chapter 11 Cases. Accordingly, the Company urges extreme caution with respect to existing and future investments in its securities. The Bankruptcy Court has entered an order that places limitations on trading in the Company's common stock, including options and certain other rights to acquire common stock, and certain instruments convertible into common stock, during the pendency of the bankruptcy proceedings.

A plan of reorganization or liquidation will likely result in holders of the Company's capital stock receiving no distribution on account of their interests and cancellation of their existing stock. If certain requirements of the Bankruptcy Code are met, a Chapter 11 plan can be confirmed notwithstanding its rejection by the Company's equity securityholders and notwithstanding the fact that such equity securityholders do not receive or retain any property on account of their equity interests under the plan. The stand-alone plan of reorganization provided for under the Amended and Restated Plan Support Agreements entered into by the Debtors and certain holders of the Company's 2.875% Convertible Senior Notes due 2016 contemplates no recovery for the Company's equity securityholders.

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