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NPS Takes $145M Advance on Sensipar Royalties from Amgen

By Catherine Shaffer

Wednesday, August 17, 2011
NPS Pharmaceuticals Inc. will receive a $145 million advance on royalties from Sensipar/Mimpara (cinacalcet HCL) sales from partner Amgen Inc. and will retire its 15.5 percent secured class B notes when they become redeemable Sept. 20. The move will save NPS about $13 million in interest expenses over the next two years.

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