Washington, D.C. 20549





Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of

the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): September 20, 2016 (September 17, 2016)



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Item 1.01.     Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.


On September 17, 2016, Regeneron Ireland (“Regeneron”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Parent”), and Teva Pharmaceuticals International GmbH (“Teva”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., entered into a collaboration agreement to develop and commercialize fasinumab (also known as REGN475), Regeneron’s investigational nerve-growth-factor antibody in Phase 3 clinical development for osteoarthritis pain and Phase 2 clinical development for chronic low-back pain (the “Collaboration Agreement”).  Under the terms of the Collaboration Agreement, Teva will pay Regeneron $250 million upfront and share equally in the ongoing research and development costs of fasinumab. Regeneron will lead global development and commercialization in the United States, while Teva will lead development and commercialization in the territory for the collaboration outside the United States.  The territory for the collaboration is worldwide, excluding Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Myanmar, and Sri Lanka.  The excluded territory comprises the territory for a previously announced fasinumab collaboration between Regeneron and Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation, which was entered into in September 2015.


Under the Collaboration Agreement, Regeneron is eligible to receive up to $460 million in development and regulatory milestones.  In the United States, Regeneron and Teva will split profits and share costs equally.  Outside the United States, Regeneron will supply the product at a range of purchase prices depending on net sales, such that Regeneron shares in a significant portion of any potential profits.  Regeneron is also eligible for additional contingent payments of up to $1.9 billion upon achievement of specified annual net sales amounts.  Regeneron will be responsible for the manufacture and supply of the product for the territory.


Teva has also agreed to a “standstill” provision, which prohibits Teva and its affiliates from seeking to influence the control of Parent or acquiring more than 5% of Parent’s then outstanding shares of Class A Stock, par value $0.001 per share, and common stock, par value $0.001 per share. This standstill will remain in place until the fifth anniversary of the expiration or earlier termination of the Collaboration Agreement, unless terminated earlier by the occurrence of certain enumerated transactions and events.


The Collaboration Agreement contains other customary covenants, representations and warranties, indemnification provisions, and termination provisions.


The foregoing description of the Collaboration Agreement is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Collaboration Agreement, a copy of which will be filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission as an exhibit to the Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q to be filed by Parent for the quarterly period ending September 30, 2016.






Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.










/s/ Joseph J. LaRosa



Joseph J. LaRosa



Senior Vice President, General Counsel and


Date: September 20, 2016