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PRA Health Sciences, Inc. Announces Pricing of Secondary Offering of 6,500,000 Shares of Common Stock

RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PRA Health Sciences, Inc. (the “Company”) (NASDAQ: PRAH) today announced the pricing of the previously announced secondary offering of shares of its common stock.  An affiliate of, or a fund sponsored by, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (the “Selling Stockholder”), has agreed to sell an aggregate of 6,500,000 shares of the Company’s common stock in an underwritten public offering at a price of $101.50 per share. The offering is expected to close on August 9, 2018, subject to customary closing conditions.

Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC acted as the underwriters for the offering.

The Company has filed a registration statement (including a prospectus) with the SEC for the offering to which this communication relates. Before you invest, you should read the prospectus in that registration statement, as well as the prospectus supplement related to this offering and other documents the Company has filed with the SEC for more complete information about the Company and this offering. You may obtain these documents for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC Web site at: Alternatively, copies of the prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus relating to the offering, when available, may be obtained from:

Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC
Attention: Prospectus Department
180 Varick Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10014

Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC
Attention: Prospectus Department
200 West Street
New York, NY 10282
Telephone: 866-471-2526
Facsimile: 212-902-9316

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.


PRA Health Sciences, Inc.
Christine Rogers

Mike Bonello
Chief Financial Officer

Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that reflect, among other things, the Company’s current expectations and anticipated results of operations, all of which are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the Company’s actual results, performance or achievements, market trends or industry results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. For this purpose, any statements contained herein that are not statements of historical fact may constitute forward-looking statements. Without limiting the foregoing, words such as “anticipates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “expects,” “intends,” “may,” “plans,” “projects,” “should,” “targets,” “will” and the negative thereof and similar words and expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Actual results may differ materially from the Company’s expectations due to a number of factors, including, that most of the Company’s contracts may be terminated on short notice, and that the Company may be unable to maintain large customer contracts or to enter into new contracts; the Company may underprice contracts, overrun its cost estimates or fail to receive approval or experience delays in documenting change orders; the historical indications of the relationship of backlog to revenues may not be indicative of their future relationship; if the Company is unable to achieve operating efficiencies or grow revenues faster than expenses, operating margins will be adversely affected; if the Company is unable to attract investigators and patients for its clinical trials, its clinical development business may suffer; the Company could be subject to employment liability with its embedded and functional outsourcing solutions as it places employees at the physical workplaces of its clients; the Company may be unable to recruit experienced personnel; changes in accounting standards may adversely affect the Company’s financial statements; the Company’s effective income tax rate may fluctuate which may adversely affect its operations, earnings, and earnings per share; the Company may be unable to maintain information systems or effectively update them; customer or therapeutic concentration could harm the Company’s business; the Company’s business is subject to risks associated with international operations, including economic, political and other risks, such as compliance with a myriad of laws and regulations, complications from conducting clinical trials in multiple countries simultaneously and changes in exchange rates; due to the global nature of its business, the Company may be exposed to liabilities under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other similar non-U.S. laws; the Company may be unable to successfully develop and market new services or enter new markets; the Company’s failure to perform services in accordance with contractual requirements, regulatory standards and ethical considerations may subject it to significant costs or liability, damage its reputation and cause it to lose existing business or not receive new business; government regulators or customers may limit the scope of prescription or withdraw products from the market; government regulators may impose new regulations affecting the biopharmaceutical industry and the Company’s business; the Company’s services are related to treatment of human patients, and it could face liability if a patient is harmed; the Company’s insurance may not cover all of its indemnification obligations and other liabilities; the Company is subject to a number of additional risks associated with doing business outside of the United States, including foreign currency exchange fluctuations and restrictive regulations, as well as the risks and uncertainties associated with the United Kingdom’s expected withdrawal from the European Union; if the Company does not keep pace with rapid technological changes, its services may become less competitive or obsolete; the Company’s relationships with existing or potential clients who are in competition with each other may adversely impact the degree to which other clients or potential clients use its services; the Company may be unable to successfully identify, acquire and integrate businesses, services and technologies; the Company’s balance sheet includes a significant amount of goodwill and intangible assets and its results of operations may be adversely affected if the Company fails to realize the full value of its goodwill and intangible assets; the Company’s ability to utilize its net operating loss carryforwards and certain other tax attributes may be limited; if the Company is unable to manage its growth effectively, its business could be harmed; the Company’s reliance on third parties for data, products, services and intellectual property licenses could lead to an inability to access certain data or provide certain services; the biopharmaceutical services industry is fragmented and highly competitive; biopharmaceutical industry outsourcing trends could change and adversely affect the Company’s operations and growth rate; current and proposed laws and regulations regarding the protection of personal data could result in increased risks of liability or increased cost or could limit the Company’s service offerings; patent and other intellectual property litigation could be time consuming and costly; circumstances beyond the Company’s control could cause industry-wide reduction in demand for its services; the Company has substantial indebtedness and may incur additional indebtedness in the future, which could adversely affect the Company’s financial condition; and other factors that are set forth in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on February 22, 2018. The Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement after the date of this release, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise, except as may be required by applicable law.

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