Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): April 30, 2021
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Delaware 000-27756 13-3648318
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(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation or organization)
File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
121 Seaport Boulevard, Boston, Massachusetts 02210
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

Registrant's telephone number, including area code:    (475) 230-2596
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class Trading Symbol(s) Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, par value $0.0001 per share ALXN Nasdaq Global Select Market
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Emerging Growth Company

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Item 2.02    Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

On April 30, 2021, Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. issued a press release relating to its results of operations and financial condition for the quarter ended March 31, 2021. A copy of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Form 8-K.
The attached press release contains both U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, or GAAP, and non-GAAP financial measures. The non-GAAP results exclude the impact of the following GAAP items: share-based compensation expense, fair value adjustment of inventory acquired, amortization of purchased intangible assets, changes in fair value of contingent consideration, restructuring and related expenses, upfront payments related to licenses and other strategic agreements, acquired in-process research and development, impairment of purchased intangible assets, gains and losses related to strategic equity investments, litigation charges, gain or loss on sale of a business or asset, gain or loss related to modification of purchase options, contingent milestone payments associated with acquisitions of legal entities accounted for as asset acquisitions, acquisition-related costs and certain adjustments to income tax expense. Reconciliations between non-GAAP and GAAP financial measures are included in the press release set forth as Exhibit 99.1 furnished in this Form 8-K. Alexion's management utilizes non-GAAP financial information to provide a useful measure of comparative operating performance of Alexion. The non-GAAP financial measures are supplemental to and not a substitute for, measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP.
The press release, and the information set forth therein, is being furnished pursuant to Item 2.02 of this Current Report on Form 8-K and shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”) or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that Section. Nor shall such document be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933 or the Exchange Act, regardless of any general incorporation language in the filing unless specifically stated so therein.

Item 9.01    Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d)    Exhibits

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 hereunto duly authorized.
Date: April 30, 2021
By:     /s/ Doug Barry
Name:    Doug Barry
Title:    Vice President, Corporate Law

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