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Theravance to Present at Investor Conferences in May 2012

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Theravance to Present at Investor Conferences in May 201213:05 EDT Tuesday, April 24, 2012SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., April 24, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Theravance, Inc. (Nasdaq:THRX) announced today that Theravance management is scheduled to present at the following investor conferences in May 2012: Deutsche Bank 37th Health Care Conference InterContinental, Boston, MA Tuesday, May 8, 2012 10:00 a.m. EDT Rick E Winningham, Chief Executive Officer   Bank of America Merrill Lynch Health Care Conference Encore at the Wynn, Las Vegas, NV Wednesday, May 16, 2012 11:20 a.m. PDT Michael W. Aguiar, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer All webcast information will be available on Theravance's web site at www.theravance.com. Listeners are encouraged to visit the site at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled presentation to register, download and install any necessary audio software.About Theravance Theravance is a biopharmaceutical company with a pipeline of internally discovered product candidates and strategic collaborations with pharmaceutical companies. Theravance is focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of small molecule medicines across a number of therapeutic areas including respiratory disease, bacterial infections, and central nervous system (CNS)/pain. Theravance's key programs include: RELOVAIR™, LAMA/LABA ('719/vilanterol (VI)) and MABA (Bifunctional Muscarinic Antagonist-Beta2 Agonist), each partnered with GlaxoSmithKline plc, and its oral Peripheral Mu Opioid Receptor Antagonist (PµMA) program. By leveraging its proprietary insight of multivalency to drug discovery, Theravance is pursuing a best-in-class strategy designed to discover superior medicines in areas of significant unmet medical need. For more information, please visit Theravance's web site at www.theravance.com. THERAVANCE®, the Theravance logo, and MEDICINES THAT MAKE A DIFFERENCE® are registered trademarks of Theravance, Inc. RELOVAIR™ is a trademark of the GlaxoSmithKline group of companies. Theravance's presentations will contain certain "forward-looking" statements as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 regarding, among other things, statements relating to goals, plans, objectives and future events. Theravance intends such forward-looking statements to be covered by the safe harbor provisions for forward-looking statements contained in Section 21E of the Exchange Act and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Examples of such statements include statements relating to the status and timing of clinical studies, data analysis and communication of results, statements regarding the potential benefits and mechanisms of action of drug candidates, statements concerning the timing of seeking regulatory approval of our product candidates, statements concerning the expected timing of the proposed stock purchase by Glaxo Group Limited (GGL), statements concerning enabling capabilities of Theravance's approach to drug discovery and its proprietary insights, statements concerning expectations for product candidates through development and commercialization and projections of revenue, expenses and other financial items. These statements are based on the current estimates and assumptions of the management of Theravance as of the date of the presentations and are subject to risks, uncertainties, changes in circumstances, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results of Theravance to be materially different from those reflected in its forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements include, among others, risks related to delays or difficulties in commencing or completing clinical studies, the potential that results of clinical or non-clinical studies indicate product candidates are unsafe or ineffective, our dependence on third parties in the conduct of our clinical studies, inability to obtain stockholder approval of or satisfy other closing conditions for the proposed stock purchase by GGL, declines in the S&P 500 index that could result in termination rights regarding the proposed stock purchase by GGL, delays or failure to achieve regulatory approvals for product candidates, risks of relying on third-party manufacturers for the supply of our product and product candidates and risks of collaborating with third parties to develop and commercialize products. These and other risks are described in greater detail under the heading "Risk Factors" contained in Theravance's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on February 27, 2012 and the risks discussed in our other period filings with SEC. Given these uncertainties, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Theravance assumes no obligation to update its forward-looking statements.CONTACT: Michael W. Aguiar Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer 650-808-4100 investor.relations@theravance.com