Aerie Pharmaceuticals [AERI] to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell in Celebration of IPO

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ADVISORY, Oct. 25, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

Aerie Pharmaceuticals [AERI], a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company that focuses on the treatment of glaucoma, will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square in celebration of its initial public offering (IPO) which occurred on the NASDAQ Stock Market today, October 25.

In honor of the occasion, Vicente Anido, Jr., Ph.D., Chairman and CEO, will ring the Closing Bell.

Where:

NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio

When:

Friday, October 25, 2013 – 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET    

Contact:
Richard Rubino
(908) 470-4320
rrubino@aeriepharma.com

NASDAQ MarketSite:
Christine Barna
(646) 441-5310
Christine.Barna@nasdaqomx.com

Feed Information:

Fiber Line (Encompass Waterfront): 4463

Gal 3C/06C 95.05 degrees West
18 mhz Lower
DL 3811 Vertical
FEC 3/4
SR 13.235
DR 18.295411
MOD 4:2:0
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Webcast:

A live webcast of the NASDAQ Closing Bell will be available at:
http://www.nasdaq.com/about/marketsitetowervideo.asx.

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About Aerie Pharmaceuticals [AERI]:

Aerie Pharmaceuticals is a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of first-in-class therapies for the treatment of patients with glaucoma and other diseases of the eye.

Aerie's lead product candidate, AR-13324, is the first of a new dual-action drug class that was discovered by Aerie scientists. AR-13324 is a once-daily eye drop designed to reduce intraocular pressure in patients with glaucoma or ocular hypertension. Aerie's product candidate PG324 is a fixed combination of dual-action AR-13324 with latanoprost formulated in a single eye drop and is designed to lower intraocular pressure by reducing fluid inflow while also opening both of the eye's fluid drains.

Aerie is located in Bedminster, New Jersey, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, and Newport Beach, California.

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