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Depomed Announces Receipt of $2.5 Million License Fee From Boehringer Ingelheim

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MENLO PARK, Calif., March 28, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Depomed, Inc. (Nasdaq:DEPO) today announced that it has received the remaining license fee payment resulting from its collaboration with Boehringer Ingelheim, a research-driven global pharmaceutical company, headquartered in Ingelheim, Germany. The payment follows the development and delivery of prototype formulations meeting pre-specified attributes under its agreement to license Acuform® technology and data to Boehringer Ingelheim signed in March 2011. Under the terms of the agreement, Depomed has licensed to Boehringer Ingelheim worldwide rights to Depomed's Acuform® gastric retentive drug delivery technology to develop and commercialize certain fixed dose combination products that include extended release metformin and proprietary Boehringer Ingelheim compounds in development for type 2 diabetes. Under the terms of the agreement, Depomed is eligible to receive additional milestone payments based on regulatory filing and approval events and royalties on worldwide net sales of products.

About Depomed

Depomed, Inc. is a specialty pharmaceutical company with two approved and marketed products. GraliseTM (gabapentin) is a once-daily treatment approved for the management of postherpetic neuralgia (PHN). Glumetza® (metformin hydrochloride extended release tablets) is approved for use in adults with type 2 diabetes and is commercialized by Santarus, Inc. in the United States. Depomed formulates its products and product candidates with its proven, proprietary Acuform® drug delivery technology, which is designed to improve existing oral medications, allowing for extended release of medications to the upper gastrointestinal tract when dosed with food. Additional information about Depomed may be found on its website,

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August J. Moretti
Depomed, Inc.