NPS Pharma (NASDAQ: NPSP) to Ring the NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell

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ADVISORY, May 23, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

NPS Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:NPSP), a global biopharmaceutical company pioneering and delivering innovative therapies that transform the lives of patients with rare diseases, will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the company's initial public offering and listing on the NASDAQ.

In honor of the occasion, Dr. Francois Nader, President and CEO, will ring the Opening Bell.

Where:

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

When:

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET        

NPS Pharma Contacts:
Susan Mesco
(908) 450-5516
Smesco@npsp.com

Scott Santiamo
(908) 432-6962
Ssantiamo@npsp.com

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

Feed Information:

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

A webcast of the NASDAQ Opening Bell will be available at: https://new.livestream.com/nasdaq/live or http://www.nasdaq.com/about/marketsitetowervideo.asx 

Photos:

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About NPS Pharma (Nasdaq:NPSP)

NPS Pharma is a global biopharmaceutical company pioneering and delivering therapies that transform the lives of patients with rare diseases. The company's lead product, Gattex® (teduglutide [rDNA origin]) for injection is approved in the U.S. for adult patients with Short Bowel Syndrome (SBS) who are dependent on parenteral support. In the EU, teduglutide (trade name: Revestive®) is approved for the treatment of adult patients with SBS; patients should be stable following a period of intestinal adaptation after surgery. Teduglutide is not approved for the treatment of pediatric SBS patients. The safety and efficacy of teduglutide in this population is currently being evaluated in a global registration trial.

A Biologics License Application is undergoing FDA review for Natpara® (rhPTH [1-84]) for the treatment of hypoparathyroidism, a rare endocrine disorder characterized by insufficient levels of parathyroid hormone. The Prescription Drug User Fee Act goal date for the Natpara application is October 24, 2014.

NPS Pharma's earlier stage pipeline includes NPSP795, a calcilytic compound with potential application in rare disorders involving increased calcium sensing receptor activity, such as autosomal dominant hypocalcemia (ADH). NPS complements its proprietary programs with a royalty-based portfolio of products and product candidates that includes agreements with Amgen, GlaxoSmithKline, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, and Kyowa Hakko Kirin.

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