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ARIAD to Host Analyst & Investor Day in New York City

Friday, June 10, 2011

ARIAD to Host Analyst & Investor Day in New York City07:35 EDT Friday, June 10, 2011 CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Business Wire) -- ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARIA) today announced that it will host an Analyst & Investor Day for its research analysts and institutional investors on Friday, June 17 at 8:30 a.m. (EDT) in New York City. Harvey J. Berger, M.D., chairman and chief executive officer of ARIAD, will host the event along with other key members of ARIAD senior management. The meeting will focus on ARIAD's continued progress in its research and development programs and near-term commercial plans. Expert medical leaders in the fields of sarcomas, chronic myeloid leukemia and lung cancer will be featured speakers and discussants at the meeting. A live webcast of the Analyst & Investor Day can be accessed by visiting the investor relations section of ARIAD's website at http://www.ariad.com/investor. About ARIAD ARIAD's vision is to transform the lives of cancer patients with breakthrough medicines. The Company's mission is to discover, develop and commercialize small-molecule drugs to treat cancer in patients with the greatest and most urgent unmet medical need - aggressive cancers where current therapies are inadequate. ARIAD's product candidate, ridaforolimus, is an investigational mTOR inhibitor being developed by Merck that has successfully completed a Phase 3 clinical trial in patients with soft-tissue and bone sarcomas and is being studied in multiple cancer indications. ARIAD's second internally discovered product candidate, ponatinib, is an investigational pan-BCR-ABL inhibitor in a pivotal Phase 2 clinical trial in patients with chronic myeloid leukemia and Ph+ acute lymphoblastic leukemia. For additional information, please visit http://www.ariad.com. ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc.For InvestorsMaria E. Cantor, 617-621-2208Maria.cantor@ariad.comorFor MediaLiza Heapes, 617-621-2315Liza.heapes@ariad.com