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Allscripts Announces Secondary Offering on Behalf of Misys plc
Aug 15, 2010 (06:08 PM EDT)


CHICAGO, Aug. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Allscripts-Misys Healthcare Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq: MDRX), the leading provider of clinical software, information and connectivity solutions for physicians, today announced that it has commenced an underwritten public offering of 25,000,000 shares of its common stock on behalf of certain wholly-owned subsidiaries of Misys plc, Allscripts' majority stockholder.  The shares are being sold by Misys to reduce its equity stake in Allscripts pursuant to the Framework Agreement between Misys and Allscripts, as previously announced in connection with Allscripts' pending merger with Eclipsys Corporation (Nasdaq: ECLP).  The offering includes an option for the underwriters to purchase up to 3,750,000 additional shares from the selling stockholders to cover over-allotments, if any.

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Allscripts will not sell any shares in the offering and will not receive any proceeds from the offering.

Credit Suisse, Barclays Capital, J.P. Morgan and UBS Investment Bank will act as joint book-running managers of the offering.

A shelf registration statement relating to the offering of the common shares has been filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and has become effective.  The offer is being made by the selling stockholders only by means of a prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus, forming an effective part of the registration statement. Before investing, you should read the prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus for information about Allscripts, Misys and this offering.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of any 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.  A copy of the prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained by contacting: Credit Suisse, Attn: Prospectus Department, One Madison Avenue 1B, New York, NY 10010, (800) 221-1037; Barclays Capital, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, (888) 603-5847; J.P. Morgan, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, (866) 803-9204; or UBS Investment Bank, Attn: Prospectus Department, 299 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10171, (888) 827-7275.

About Allscripts

Allscripts uses innovation technology to bring health to healthcare. More than 160,000 physicians, 800 hospitals and nearly 10,000 post-acute and homecare organizations utilize Allscripts to improve the health of their patients and their bottom line. The company's award-winning solutions include electronic health records, electronic prescribing, revenue cycle management, practice management, document management, care management, emergency department information systems and homecare automation. Allscripts is the brand name of Allscripts-Misys Healthcare Solutions, Inc. To learn more, visit www.allscripts.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This communication contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Statements regarding the proposed merger between Eclipsys and Allscripts, the proposed total number of shares to be sold, the per share price of such shares, and purchasers in, the secondary offering of Allscripts shares, the anticipated benefits of the proposed transaction, including future financial and operating results, the strategic opportunities available to the combined company, the combined company's plans, objectives, expectations and intentions, platform and product integration, the connection and movement of data among hospitals, physicians, patients and others, merger synergies and cost savings, client attainment of "meaningful use" and accessibility of federal stimulus payments, enhanced competitiveness and accessing new client opportunities, market evolution, the benefits of the combined companies' products and services, the availability of financing, future events, developments, future performance, as well as management's expectations, beliefs, intentions, plans, estimates or projections relating to the future are forward-looking statements within the meaning of these laws. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, some of which are outlined below. As a result, no assurances can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will transpire or occur, or if any of them do so, what impact they will have on the results of operations or financial condition of Allscripts, Eclipsys or the combined company or the proposed transaction.

Such risks, uncertainties and other factors include, among other things: any conditions or contingencies imposed in connection with the proposed merger; the possibility that the proposed transaction does not close, including due to the failure to satisfy the closing conditions; the market factors that could affect the total number of shares and the per share price of the shares sold in the secondary offering of Allscripts shares; the failure of ValueAct Capital to purchase shares of Allscripts in the secondary offering; the possibility that the expected synergies, efficiencies and cost savings of the proposed transaction will not be realized, or will not be realized within the expected time period; potential difficulties or delays in achieving platform and product integration and the connection and movement of data among hospitals, physicians, patients and others; the risk that the contemplated financing is unavailable; the risk that the Allscripts and Eclipsys businesses will not be integrated successfully; disruption from the proposed transaction making it more difficult to maintain business and operational relationships; competition within the industries in which Allscripts and Eclipsys operate; failure to achieve certification under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act could result in increased development costs, a breach of some customer obligations and could put Allscripts and Eclipsys at a competitive disadvantage in the marketplace; unexpected requirements to achieve interoperability certification pursuant to the Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology could result in increased development and other costs for Allscripts and Eclipsys; the volume and timing of systems sales and installations, the length of sales cycles and the installation process and the possibility that Allscripts' and Eclipsys' products will not achieve or sustain market acceptance; the timing, cost and success or failure of new product and service introductions, development and product upgrade releases; competitive pressures including product offerings, pricing and promotional activities; Allscripts' and Eclipsys' ability to establish and maintain strategic relationships; undetected errors or similar problems in Allscripts' and Eclipsys' software products; the outcome of any legal proceeding that has been or may be instituted against Allscripts, Misys plc or Eclipsys and others; compliance with existing laws, regulations and industry initiatives and future changes in laws or regulations in the healthcare industry, including possible regulation of Allscripts' and Eclipsys' software by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration; the possibility of product-related liabilities; Allscripts' and Eclipsys' ability to attract and retain qualified personnel; the implementation and speed of acceptance of the electronic record provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009; maintaining Allscripts' and Eclipsys' intellectual property rights and litigation involving intellectual property rights; risks related to third-party suppliers and Allscripts' and Eclipsys' ability to obtain, use or successfully integrate third-party licensed technology; and breach of Allscripts' or Eclipsys' security by third parties. See Allscripts' and Eclipsys' Annual Reports on Form 10-K and Annual Reports to Stockholders for the fiscal years ended May 31, 2010 and December 31, 2009, respectively, the definitive joint proxy statement/prospectus/information statement mailed by Allscripts and Eclipsys to their respective stockholders on or about July 15, 2010, and other public filings with the SEC for a further discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties applicable to Allscripts' and Eclipsys' respective businesses. The statements herein speak only as of their date and neither Allscripts nor Eclipsys undertakes any duty to update any forward-looking statement whether as a result of new information, future events or changes in their respective expectations.

SOURCE Allscripts-Misys Healthcare Solutions, Inc.