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This VOTING AND SUPPORT AGREEMENT (this “Agreement”), dated as of May 5, 2015, is entered into by and among Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. a Delaware corporation (“Parent”), Pulsar Merger Sub Inc., a Delaware corporation and a direct wholly owned subsidiary of Parent (“Purchaser”), and each of the persons set forth on Schedule A hereto (each, a “Stockholder”). All terms used but not otherwise defined in this Agreement shall have the respective meanings ascribed to such terms in the Merger Agreement (as defined below).

WHEREAS, as of the date hereof, each Stockholder is the record and beneficial owner (as defined in Rule 13d-3 under the Exchange Act) of the number of shares of common stock, par value $0.001 per share of Synageva Biopharma Corp., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”) (the “Company Common Stock”), set forth opposite such Stockholder’s name on Schedule A (all such shares set forth on Schedule A next to the Stockholder’s name, in addition to any shares of Company Common Stock acquired in any manner after the date of this Agreement, being referred to herein as the “Subject Shares”);

WHEREAS, concurrently with the execution hereof, the Company, Parent, Purchaser and Galaxy Merger Sub LLC, a Delaware limited liability company and direct wholly owned subsidiary of Parent (“Merger Sub 2”, and together with Purchaser, the “Merger Subs”), are entering into an Agreement and Plan of Reorganization, dated as of the date hereof (as it may be amended from time to time, the “Merger Agreement”), which provides, among other things, for (a) Purchaser to commence an offer to purchase (subject to the Offer Conditions (as defined in the Merger Agreement)) all of the issued and outstanding shares of Company Common Stock and, following completion of the Offer, the merger of Purchaser with and into the Company (the “First Merger”) upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Merger Agreement and (b) the Company to convene and hold the Company Stockholder Meeting for the purpose of obtaining the Company Stockholder Approval and to consummate the First Merger (subject to the conditions set forth in Article VI of the Merger Agreement) as soon as practicable after the Company Stockholder Approval has been obtained; and

WHEREAS, as a condition to their willingness to enter into the Merger Agreement, and as an inducement and in consideration for Parent and the Merger Subs to enter into the Merger Agreement, each Stockholder, severally and not jointly, and on such Stockholder’s own account with respect to the Subject Shares, has agreed to enter into this Agreement.

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the foregoing and the respective representations, warranties, covenants and agreements set forth below and for other good and valuable consideration, the receipt and sufficiency of which are hereby acknowledged, the parties hereto, intending to be legally bound, do hereby agree as follows:


1.1. Agreement to Vote. Subject to the terms of this Agreement, each Stockholder hereby irrevocably and unconditionally agrees that, during the time this Agreement

is in effect, at the Company Stockholder Meeting or any other annual or special meeting of the stockholders of the Company, however called, including any adjournment or postponement thereof, and in connection with any action proposed to be taken by written consent of the stockholders of the Company, such Stockholder shall, in each case to the fullest extent that such Stockholder’s Subject Shares are entitled to vote thereon: (a) appear at each such meeting or otherwise cause all such Subject Shares to be counted as present thereat for purposes of determining a quorum; and (b) be present (in person or by proxy) and vote (or cause to be voted), or deliver (or cause to be delivered) a written consent with respect to, all of its Subject Shares (i) for adoption of the Merger Agreement and for the approval of the transactions contemplated thereby, including the First Merger, (ii) for any proposal to adjourn or postpone the Company Stockholder Meeting or such other meeting of the Company’s stockholders to a later date if there are not sufficient votes to adopt the Merger Agreement, (iii) against any action or agreement that would reasonably be expected to (A) result in a breach of any covenant, representation or warranty or any other obligation or agreement of the Company contained in the Merger Agreement, or of any Stockholder contained in this Agreement or (B) result in any of the conditions set forth in Annex A or in Article VII of the Merger Agreement not being satisfied on or before the End Date; (iv) against any change in the Company Board of Directors, (v) against any Company Takeover Proposal and against any other action, agreement or transaction involving the Company that is intended, or would reasonably be expected, to impede, interfere with, delay, postpone, adversely affect or prevent the consummation of the Offer or the Mergers or the other Transactions, including (x) any extraordinary corporate transaction, such as a merger, consolidation or other business combination involving the Company (other than the Mergers); (y) a sale, lease, license or transfer of a material amount of assets (including, for the avoidance of doubt, intellectual property rights) of the Company or any reorganization, recapitalization or liquidation of the Company; or (z) any change in the present capitalization of the Company or any amendment or other change to the Company Certificate or Company Bylaws; and (vi) in favor of any other matter necessary to consummate the Transactions. Subject to the proxy granted under Section 1.2 below, each Stockholder shall retain at all times the right to vote the Subject Shares in such Stockholder’s sole discretion, and without any other limitation, on any matters other than those set forth in this Section 1.1 that are at any time or from time to time presented for consideration to the Company’s stockholders generally.

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