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ARIAD Announces Webcast of its Annual Stockholders Meeting

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

ARIAD Announces Webcast of its Annual Stockholders Meeting07:30 EDT Wednesday, June 15, 2011 CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Business Wire) -- ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARIA) today announced that its Annual Meeting of Stockholders on June 23, 2011 will be webcast live and can be accessed by visiting the investor relations section of the Company's website at http://www.ariad.com/investor. The annual meeting will take place at 10:00 a.m. (ET) at the Company's offices in Cambridge, Massachusetts and will include an overview of ARIAD and its key programs provided by Harvey J. Berger, M.D., chairman and chief executive officer of ARIAD, and key members of senior management. A replay will be available on the ARIAD website approximately three hours after the presentation and will be archived for four weeks. To ensure a timely connection to the live webcast, participants should log on to the webcast at least fifteen minutes prior to the scheduled start time. 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