Proteon Therapeutics to Ring the Nasdaq Stock Market Opening Bell on February 9th

Waltham, Massachusetts, UNITED STATES

WALTHAM, Mass., Feb. 6, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Proteon Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq:PRTO), a company developing novel, first-in-class pharmaceuticals to address the medical needs of patients with kidney and vascular diseases, announced today that Company management will ring the Nasdaq Stock Market opening bell on Monday, February 9, 2015.

"Proteon has enjoyed much success over the last year including completing our initial public offering last October, initiating our first Phase 3 study last July, and privately raising $25 million from world-class investors last May," said Timothy Noyes, President and Chief Executive Officer of Proteon Therapeutics. "Ringing the opening bell at Nasdaq early in 2015 is a symbolic way for us to recognize what we accomplished in 2014 as we focus on the exciting work ahead for Proteon in 2015 and beyond."

Mr. Noyes and the Proteon management team will ring the opening bell on February 9, 2015 from 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET. A live webcast will be available at:

About Proteon Therapeutics

Proteon Therapeutics Inc. is developing novel, first-in-class pharmaceuticals to address the medical needs of patients with kidney and vascular diseases. The company is headquartered in Waltham, Mass. For additional information, please visit

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