Emergent BioSolutions Continues to Drive Improved Financial Position as Part of Multi-Year Transformation Plan

GAITHERSBURG, Md., July 09, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Emergent BioSolutions Inc. (NYSE: EBS) today highlights several recent advancements in improving its financial health, marked by robust cash generation and meaningful debt repayment. As set forth in its operational plan to transform the company over the next several years, Emergent is diligently executing its strategy to enhance operational efficiency, streamline costs, and generate cash to increase profitability and reduce the company’s overall debt. This disciplined approach has enhanced Emergent’s financial position, as well as enabling a customer focused, leaner and more flexible organization, and enriching its opportunities to pursue strategic initiatives.

Emergent’s recent actions include:

  • Secured $250 million in U.S. government contract award modifications for four medical countermeasures
  • Announced a $30 million definitive agreement to sell its Baltimore-Camden manufacturing site, which is expected to close in the third quarter of 2024, subject to the satisfaction or waiver of customary closing conditions
  • Received $7 million for sale of its unimproved, empty building in Canton, Massachusetts
  • As disclosed yesterday in its SEC filing, the resolution of its contract dispute with Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., including the impending receipt of $50 million in the third quarter of this year
  • Expected receipt of a development milestone payment as part of its Travel Health Business sale by year end

"Emergent is making steady progress toward cash generation and debt repayment, which is in service to our strategic plan to stabilize our financial position and ultimately transform the organization as we continue to be a global leader in public health preparedness," said Joe Papa, president and CEO of Emergent. "We remain committed to reaching our target of more than $100 million in debt reduction this year, while continuing to deliver vital medicines to our customers and patients, creating long-term and sustainable value for shareholders and working toward strengthening our balance sheet, so that we have a healthier financial foundation to support our company’s future direction."

Emergent will provide more on its 2024 financial outlook, incorporating any potential expectations related to these recent events, and other relevant information when it reports its second quarter financial results in August.

About Emergent BioSolutions 
At Emergent, our mission is to protect and enhance life. For 25 years, we’ve been at work defending people from things we hope will never happen—so we are prepared just in case they ever do. We provide solutions for complex and urgent public health threats through a portfolio of vaccines and therapeutics that we develop and manufacture for governments and consumers. We also offer a range of integrated contract development and manufacturing services for pharmaceutical and biotechnology customers. To learn more about how we plan to protect or enhance 1 billion lives by 2030, visit our website and follow us on LinkedInXInstagramApple Podcasts and Spotify.

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