Gilead Sciences, Inc. (Form: 8-K)  






Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported):   December 5, 2008

Gilead Sciences, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware 0-19731 94-3047598
(State or other jurisdiction
(I.R.S. Employer
of incorporation) File Number) Identification No.)
333 Lakeside Drive, Foster City, California   94404
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:   650-574-3000

Not Applicable
Former name or former address, if changed since last report


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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

On December 5, 2008, Gilead Sciences Limited (GSL), a wholly−owned subsidiary of Gilead Sciences, Inc. (the Company), entered into an Addendum to Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate Manufacturing Supply Agreement (the Addendum) with PharmaChem Technologies (Grand Bahama) Ltd. (PharmaChem). The Addendum amends that certain Tenofovir Disoproxil Fumarate Manufacturing Supply Agreement by and between GSL and PharmaChem dated July 17, 2003 (the Original Agreement, and as amended, the Agreement).

Under the terms of the Addendum, the term of the Agreement was extended and GSL will be obligated to purchase certain minimum quantities of bulk tenofovir disoproxil fumarate, which is an active pharmaceutical ingredient in Truvada® (emtricitabine and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate), Atripla™ (efavirenz 600 mg/emtricitabine 200 mg/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate 300 mg) and Viread® (tenofovir disoproxil fumarate), from PharmaChem through 2012, unless the Agreement is earlier terminated or the parties agree to substitute another product. The Addendum also provides for the purchase by PharmaChem of certain key raw materials required for the manufacturing of tenofovir disoproxil fumarate from GSL.

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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.

    Gilead Sciences, Inc.
December 5, 2008   By:   /s/ John F. Milligan, Ph.D.
        Name: John F. Milligan, Ph.D.
        Title: President and Chief Operating Officer