Biota Pharmaceuticals to Host Conference Call to Report First Quarter Financial Results on November 7, 2013

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ATLANTA, Oct. 28, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Biota Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:BOTA) ("Biota" or the "Company") announced today that management will host a conference call on Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 9:00a.m. EST to review the Company's first quarter financial results and provide an update on recent corporate developments. The Company will issue a press release summarizing its financial results on the same day, prior to the conference call.

Webcast Information

To access the conference call, please dial (877) 312-5422 (domestic) or (253) 237-1122 (international). A live audio webcast of the call and the archived webcast will be available in the Investors section of the Biota website at http://www.biotapharma.com

About Biota

Biota Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of products to prevent and treat serious and potentially life-threatening infectious diseases. The Company currently has two Phase 2 clinical-stage product candidates in development: Laninamivir octanoate, which the Company is developing for the treatment of influenza A and B infections in the U.S. through a contract with the U.S. Office of Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) that provides up to $231 million in financial support to complete its clinical development; and vapendavir, a potent, oral broad spectrum capsid inhibitor of enteroviruses, including human rhinovirus. In addition to these clinical-stage programs, the Company has preclinical programs focused on developing treatments for respiratory syncytial virus and gram-negative, multi-drug resistant bacterial infections. For additional information about the Company, please visit www.biotapharma.com.

Biota is a registered trademark of Biota Holdings Limited.

Russell H. Plumb
President & CEO
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Lee M. Stern
The Trout Group