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SAN DIEGO, Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HALO) announced today that it has commenced an underwritten public offering of $100,000,000 of shares of its common stock. All of the shares in the offering are to be sold by Halozyme. Halozyme intends to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to $15,000,000 of additional shares. The offering is subject to market and other conditions, and there can be no assurance as to whether or when the offering may be completed, or as to the actual size or terms of the offering.

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J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Citigroup are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering.

Halozyme intends to use the net proceeds from this offering to fund research and development of proprietary programs, including the potential acceleration of the PEGPH20 program, and for other general corporate purposes.

An automatic shelf registration statement on Form S-3 relating to the public offering of the shares of common stock described above was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC (SCUR)") and is effective. A preliminary prospectus supplement relating to the offering has been filed with the SEC. Copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus may be obtained, when available, from J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Attn: Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, or by telephone at (866) 803-9204; or Citigroup, Attn: Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, or by telephone at (800) 831-9146.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy these securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or other jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or other jurisdiction.

About Halozyme
Halozyme Therapeutics is a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to developing and commercializing innovative products that advance patient care. With a diversified portfolio of enzymes that target the extracellular matrix, the Company's research focuses primarily on a family of human enzymes, known as hyaluronidases, which increase the absorption and dispersion of biologics, drugs and fluids. Halozyme's pipeline addresses therapeutic areas, including diabetes, oncology and dermatology that have significant unmet medical need. The Company markets Hylenex® recombinant (hyaluronidase human injection) and has partnerships with Roche, Pfizer, Baxter, and Intrexon. Halozyme is headquartered in San Diego, CA. 

Safe Harbor Statement
All of the statements in this press release that are not statements of historical facts constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Examples of such statements include future product development and regulatory events and goals, product collaborations, our business intentions and financial estimates and results as well as the statements regarding the completion, timing and size of the offering. These statements are based upon management's current plans and expectations and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from such statements. A discussion of the risks and uncertainties that can affect these statements is set forth in Halozyme's preliminary prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus filed with the SEC on February 3, 2014, together with the information incorporated by reference, under the heading "Risk Factors." Halozyme disclaims any intention or obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

Investor and Media Contact:
Schond Greenway
Halozyme Therapeutics (HALO)
858-704-8352
ir@halozyme.com

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