NeoStem Clarification: No New Securities Being Issued

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NEW YORK, May 9, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NeoStem, Inc. (NYSE MKT:NBS), a leader in the emerging cellular therapy industry, is issuing this press release to clarify for shareholders that NeoStem is not engaged in a new financing. The registration statement filed today is merely a renewal of an outstanding registration statement covering the issuance of shares underlying warrants (exercisable at per share prices of $1.43 and greater) that were issued 3 years ago and remain outstanding. The underlying shares were previously registered but the registration statement is expiring under SEC rules and needs to be refreshed.

No new securities are being offered by NeoStem.

About NeoStem

NeoStem, Inc. ("NeoStem" or the "Company") is a leader in the emerging cellular therapy industry. Our business model includes the development of novel proprietary cell therapy products as well as operating a contract development and manufacturing organization ("CDMO") providing services to others in the regenerative medicine industry. The combination of a therapeutic development business and revenue generating service provider business provides the Company with unique capabilities for cost effective in-house product development and immediate revenue and cash flow generation. www.neostem.com

NeoStem
Dr. Robin L. Smith
Chairman and CEO
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