EXHIBIT 99.1
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE



EMERGENT BIOSOLUTIONS REPORTS FINANCIAL RESULTS FOR FOURTH QUARTER AND FULL YEAR 2011

ROCKVILLE, MD, March 8, 2012
—Emergent BioSolutions Inc. (NYSE: EBS) announced today its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2011.

Total revenues for 2011 were $273.4 million as compared to $286.2 million in 2010, and net income for 2011 was $23.0 million, or $0.65 per basic share, as compared to $51.7 million, or $1.63 per basic share, in 2010.

For the fourth quarter 2011, total revenues were $107.9 million as compared to $103.2 million in 2010, and net income was $28.7 million, or $0.80 per basic share, as compared to $26.2 million, or $0.78 per basic share, in 2010.

R. Don Elsey, chief financial officer of Emergent BioSolutions, commented, “Throughout 2011, we continued to execute on our operating plan.  We manufactured and delivered doses of BioThrax into the SNS, we made progress on Building 55 scale up, we secured a multi-year contract to supply BioThrax to the SNS through September 2016 valued at up to $1.25 billion, and we advanced the development of our clinical stage programs targeting infectious disease, autoimmune and inflammatory disorders and oncology.  We look to build on this performance throughout 2012.”

2011 Key Operational Accomplishments
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Secured a new CDC procurement contract, valued at up to $1.25 billion, to supply 44.75 million doses of BioThrax® (Anthrax Vaccine Adsorbed) to the SNS through September 2016;
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Completed multiple engineering runs in Building 55 under a multi-year BARDA development contract, valued at up to $107.0 million, to fund qualification, validation and licensure of the manufacture of BioThrax in Building 55 at large-scale;
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Completed dosing in a Phase 1 safety study for NuThraxTM (Anthrax Vaccine Adsorbed with CPG 7909 Adjuvant) and a Phase 1 safety study for ThravixaTM (Fully Human Anthrax Monoclonal Antibody);
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Completed dosing in a Phase 2b infant efficacy study for MVA85A (Recombinant Tuberculosis Vaccine);
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Initiated enrollment in a Phase 2b efficacy study for MVA85A in HIV-infected adults;
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Completed enrollment in a Phase 1b combination study for TRU-016 in relapsed CLL;
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Initiated dosing in the Phase 2 portion of the combination study for TRU-016 in relapsed CLL;
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Completed enrollment in a Phase 1b combination study of TRU-016 in NHL;
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Completed enrollment in a Phase 2 dose finding study of SBI-087 in RA (by Pfizer); and
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Completed dosing in a Phase 1 safety and PK study of SBI-087 in SLE (by Pfizer).
 
2011 Key Financial Results

Product Sales
For the full twelve months of 2011, product sales were $202.4 million, a decrease of $49.0 million, or 19 percent, from $251.4 million in the comparable period of 2010, primarily due to a 21 percent decrease in the number of doses of BioThrax delivered due to the redeployment of potency testing capacity from BioThrax release testing to qualification of replacement reference standards and other development testing during the first quarter of 2011, coupled with decreased production yield in the period in which the doses were produced.

For 4Q 2011, product sales were $81.7 million, a decrease of $7.7 million, or 9 percent, from $89.4 million in 4Q 2010, due to a 6 percent decrease in the number of doses of BioThrax delivered due primarily to decreased production yield in the period in which the doses were produced.

Contracts and Grants Revenues
For the full twelve months of 2011, contracts and grants revenue was $71.0 million, an increase of $36.2 million, or 104 percent, from $34.8 million in the comparable period of 2010.  For 4Q 2011, contracts and grants revenue was $26.3 million, an increase of $12.4 million, or 90 percent, from $13.9 million in 4Q 2010.  The increase in contracts and grants revenue was primarily due to revenues from our contract with BARDA for large-scale manufacturing for BioThrax and our collaborations with Abbott and Pfizer, along with increased activity and associated revenue from our development contracts with NIAID and BARDA for NuThrax and PreviThraxTM.

Cost of Product Sales
For the full twelve months of 2011, cost of product sales was $42.2 million, a decrease of $4.9 million, or 10 percent, from $47.1 million in the comparable period of 2010.  The decrease in 2011 was attributable to the reduced number of doses of BioThrax delivered, partially offset by an increase in the cost per dose sold associated with decreased production yield in the period in which the doses were produced.

For 4Q 2011, cost of product sales was $14.3 million, a decrease of $2.7 million, or 16 percent, from $17.0 million in 4Q 2010.  The decrease was attributable to the reduced number of doses of BioThrax delivered, coupled with cost savings associated with a shorter manufacturing shut down in 2011 as compared to 2010.

Research and Development
For the full twelve months of 2011, research and development expenses were $124.8 million, an increase of $35.5 million, or 40 percent, from $89.3 million in the comparable period of 2010.  This increase primarily reflects higher contract service and personnel-related costs, and includes increased expenses of $30.0 million for product candidates and technology platform development activities that are categorized in the biosciences segment, increased expenses of $4.0 million categorized in the biodefense segment, and increased expenses of $1.6 million in other research and development.  For 2011 and 2010, net R&D expenses were $47.0 million and $50.0 million, respectively.  Net R&D expense is calculated as research and development expenses less development contract and grant reimbursements and the net loss attributable to noncontrolling interests.

For 4Q 2011, research and development expenses were $29.4 million, a decrease of $0.2 million, or 1 percent, from $29.6 million in 4Q 2010.  For 4Q 2011 and 2010, net R&D expenses were $1.3 million and $13.4 million, respectively.

Selling, General and Administrative
For the full twelve months of 2011, general and administrative expenses were $74.3 million, a decrease of $1.9 million, or 3 percent, from $76.2 million in the comparable period of 2010.  This decrease is primarily due to decreased spending related to professional services partially offset by increased personnel costs.

For 4Q 2011, selling, general and administrative expenses were $18.3 million, a decrease of $3.4 million, or 16 percent, from $21.7 million in 4Q 2010.  This decrease is primarily due to costs incurred in the restructuring of the Company’s UK operations in 4Q 2010.

Financial Condition and Liquidity
Cash and cash equivalents combined with investments at December 31, 2011 was $145.9 million compared to $171.0 million at December 31, 2010.  Additionally, at December 31, 2011, the accounts receivable balance was $74.2 million, as compared to $39.3 million at December 31, 2010.  The accounts receivable balance for both periods is comprised primarily of unpaid amounts due related to shipments of BioThrax accepted by the US government.

2012 Forecast

For 2012, the Company is reaffirming its financial forecast of total revenue of $280 to $300 million, split between product sales of $220 to $230 million and contracts and grants revenue of $60 to $70 million.  The Company also forecasts net income of $15 to $25 million.

2012 total revenue is expected to be driven by, among other things:

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Increased dose deliveries of BioThrax under the current multi-year procurement contract with CDC; and,
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Contracts and grants revenue based on continuing work under existing, multi-year development contracts associated primarily with the Company’s BioDefense Division programs.

For the first quarter of 2012, the company anticipates total revenues of $40 to $50 million.

Conference Call and Webcast
Company management will host a conference call at 5:00 pm Eastern on March 8, 2012 to discuss these financial results.  The conference call will be accessible by dialing 888/680-0878 or 617/213-4855 (international) and providing passcode 35663572.  A webcast of the conference call will be accessible from the Company’s website at www.emergentbiosolutions.com, under “Investors”.  A replay of the conference call will be accessible, approximately two hours following the conclusion of the call, by dialing 888/286-8010 or 617/801-6888 and using passcode 57332722.  The replay will be available through March 22, 2012.  The webcast will be archived on the Company’s website, www.emergentbiosolutions.com, under “Investors”.

About Emergent BioSolutions Inc.
Emergent BioSolutions protects and enhances life by developing and manufacturing vaccines and therapeutics that are supplied to healthcare providers and purchasers for use in preventing and treating disease.  Emergent’s marketed and investigational products target infectious diseases, oncology and autoimmune disorders.  Additional information about the company may be found at www.emergentbiosolutions.com.

Safe Harbor Statement
This press release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Any statements other than statements of historical fact, including statements regarding our strategy, future operations, future financial position, future revenues, projected costs, prospects, plans and objectives of management, including any potential future securities offering, our expected revenue growth and net earnings for 2012, and our expected revenue for 1Q 2012, and any other statements containing the words “believes”, “expects”, “anticipates”, “plans”, “estimates” and similar expressions, are forward-looking statements. Such statements are based upon the current beliefs and expectations of management that are subject to risks, uncertainties and other important factors that could cause the Company’s actual results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements, including appropriations for BioThrax® procurement; our ability to obtain new BioThrax® sales contracts or modifications to existing contracts; our plans to pursue label expansions and improvements for BioThrax®; our ability to perform under our current development contracts with the U.S. government; our plans to expand our manufacturing facilities and capabilities, including our ability to develop and obtain regulatory approval for large-scale manufacturing of BioThrax® in our large-scale vaccine manufacturing facility in Lansing, Michigan; the rate and degree of market acceptance of our products and product candidates; the success of preclinical studies and clinical trials of our product candidates and post-approval clinical utility of our products; the potential benefits of our existing collaborations and our ability to selectively enter into additional collaborative arrangements; the extent to which our licensing and acquisition activities are complementary to the Company or whether anticipated synergies and benefits are realized within expected time periods; our ability to identify and acquire or in-license products and product candidates that satisfy our selection criteria; ongoing and planned development programs, preclinical studies and clinical trials; the timing of and our ability to obtain and maintain regulatory approvals for our product candidates; our commercialization, marketing and manufacturing capabilities and strategy; our estimates regarding expenses, future revenue, capital requirements and needs for additional financing; and other factors identified in the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2011 and subsequent reports filed with the SEC.  The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update any forward-looking statements as a result of developments occurring after the date of this press release.

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Investor Contact
Robert G. Burrows
Vice President, Investor Relations
301-795-1877
BurrowsR@ebsi.com

Media Contact:
Tracey Schmitt
Vice President, Corporate Communications
301-795-1800
SchmittT@ebsi.com

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The following information was filed by Emergent Biosolutions Inc. (EBS) on Thursday, March 8, 2012 as an 8K 2.02 statement, which is an earnings press release pertaining to results of operations and financial condition. It may be helpful to assess the quality of management by comparing the information in the press release to the information in the accompanying 10-K Annual Report statement of earnings and operation as management may choose to highlight particular information in the press release.

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