As Filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 1, 2021.
Registration No. 333-231870

UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
POST-EFFECTIVE AMENDMENT NO. 1
TO
FORM S-3
REGISTRATION STATEMENT
UNDER
THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933

PDL BIOPHARMA, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Delaware 94-3023969
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization) (I.R.S. Employer Identification Number)
59 Damonte Ranch Parkway, Suite B-375
Reno, Nevada 89521
(775) 832-8500
(Address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of registrant’s principal executive offices)
Christopher L. Stone
Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
932 Southwood Boulevard
Incline Village, Nevada, 89451
(775) 832-8500
(Name, address, including zip code, and telephone number, including area code, of agent for service)
The Commission is requested to mail copies of all orders, notices and communications to:
Karen E. Bertero
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
333 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90071
(213) 229-7000

Approximate date of commencement of proposed sale to the public:
Not Applicable. The registrant is filing this post-effective amendment to remove from registration any securities registered hereunder that remain unsold.

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Large accelerated filer ¨ Accelerated filer ¨
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Emerging growth company ¨

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EXPLANATORY NOTE

DEREGISTRATION OF SECURITIES

This Post-Effective Amendment (this “Amendment”) relates to the registration statement on Form S-3, Registration No. 333-231870 (the “Registration Statement”), filed by PDL BioPharma, Inc. (the “Company”) on May 31, 2019 with the Securities and Exchange Commission to register the sale from time to time of up to $250,000,000 in total of the following securities: (i) debt securities; (ii) the Company’s common stock, par value $0.01; (iii) the Company’s preferred stock, par value $0.01; (iv) depositary shares; and (v) warrants or units of any of the foregoing securities (collectively, the “Registered Securities”). The Registration Statement was declared effective on June 27, 2019.

The Company has decided to terminate the offerings of Registered Securities under the Registration Statement in connection with the Company’s previously disclosed voluntary plan of dissolution. Accordingly, the Company is filing this Amendment to terminate the effectiveness of the Registration Statement, and, in accordance with the undertakings made by the Company in the Registration Statement, to remove from registration any and all of the Registered Securities that remain unsold as of the date hereof. The Registration Statement is hereby amended, as appropriate, to reflect the deregistration of all such securities.
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SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-3 and has duly caused this Post-Effective Amendment No. 1 to the Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of Reno, State of Nevada, on February 1, 2021.

PDL BIOPHARMA, INC.

By: /s/ Dominique Monnet
Dominique Monnet
President and Chief Executive Officer

KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, that each person whose signature appears below hereby constitutes and appoints Dominique Monnet, Christopher L. Stone and Nathan Kryszak, and each of them, as his true and lawful attorney-in-fact and agent, with full and several power of substitution and resubstitution and to act without the others, for him and in his name, place and stead, in any and all capacities, to sign any and all amendments to this registration statement, including post-effective amendments and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto, and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, granting unto each such attorney-in-fact and agent full power and authority to do so and perform each and every act and thing requisite and necessary to be done in and about the premises, as fully to all intents and purposes as he might or could do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming all that each such attorney-in-fact and agent, or their substitute or resubstitute, each acting alone, may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.


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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, this Post-Effective Amendment No. 1 to the Registration Statement has been signed by the following persons in the capacities and on the dates indicated.

Signature Title Date
/s/ Dominique Monnet
President, Chief Executive Officer and Director
Dominique Monnet
(Principal Executive Officer) February 1, 2021
/s/ Edward A. Imbrogno, CPA Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Edward A. Imbrogno, CPA
(Principal Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer) February 1, 2021
/s/ Elizabeth O’Farrell
Elizabeth O’Farrell Director February 1, 2021
/s/ Alan Bazaar
Alan Bazaar
Director February 1, 2021
/s/ Natasha A. Hernday
Natasha A. Hernday Director February 1, 2021
/s/ John P. McLaughlin
John P. McLaughlin Director February 1, 2021

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