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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
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FORM 8-K    
CURRENT REPORT
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(D) OF THE
THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): November 8, 2012
    
ALEXION PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
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(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware
000-27756
13-3648318
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(State or other jurisdiction of
of incorporation or organization)
(Commission
File Number)
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)


352 Knotter Drive, Cheshire, Connecticut 06410
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(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:    (203) 272-2596
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Item 8.01    Other Events.
On November 8, 2012, Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. issued a press release announcing that its Board of Directors authorized the repurchase of up to $400 million of Alexion’s common stock. A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Form 8-K and incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01    Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d)    Exhibits
 
99.1    Press Release issued by Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. on November 8, 2012.





Signature
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: November 8, 2012                    ALEXION PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.

By:     /s/ Michael V. Greco        
Name:    Michael V. Greco
Title:    Associate General Counsel and Corporate     Secretary