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Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. To Host Conference Call on Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2012 Financial Results

Monday, March 11, 2013

Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. To Host Conference Call on Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2012 Financial Results08:30 EDT Monday, March 11, 2013Investor Conference Call to be held Tomorrow, Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 8:30am EDTNEW YORK, March 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: KERX), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the acquisition, development and commercialization of medically important pharmaceutical products for the treatment of renal disease, today announced that a conference call will be held tomorrow, Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 8:30 a.m. EDT to discuss the Company's fourth quarter and year-end 2012 financial results and provide a business outlook for 2013.  Ron Bentsur, Chief Executive Officer of Keryx, will host the call. In order to participate in the conference call, please call 1-877-869-3847 (U.S.), 1-201-689-8261 (outside the U.S.), call-in ID: KERYX. The audio recording of the conference call will be available for replay at http://www.keryx.com, for a period of 15 days after the call.Keryx will announce its financial results for this period in a press release to be issued prior to the call.ABOUT KERYX BIOPHARMACEUTICALS, INC. Keryx Biopharmaceuticals is focused on the acquisition, development and commercialization of medically important pharmaceutical products for the treatment of renal disease. Keryx is developing Zerenex (ferric citrate), an oral, ferric iron-based compound that has the capacity to bind to phosphate and form non-absorbable complexes. Keryx has completed a U.S.-based Phase 3 clinical program for Zerenex for the treatment of hyperphosphatemia (elevated phosphate levels) in patients with end-stage renal disease, conducted pursuant to a Special Protocol Assessment (SPA) agreement with the FDA, and Keryx expects to submit a New Drug Application (NDA) with the FDA in the second quarter of 2013 and a Marketing Authorization Application (MAA) with the EMA in mid-2013.  Zerenex is also in Phase 2 development in the U.S. for the management of phosphorus and iron deficiency in anemic patients with Stages 3 to 5 non-dialysis dependent chronic kidney disease.  In addition, Keryx's Japanese partner, Japan Tobacco Inc. and Torii Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. has filed its New Drug Application for marketing approval of ferric citrate in Japan for the treatment of hyperphosphatemia in patients with chronic kidney disease.  Keryx is headquartered in New York City.KERYX CONTACT:Lauren FischerDirector - Investor RelationsKeryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.Tel: 212.531.5965E-mail: lfischer@keryx.comSOURCE Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.