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GlaxoSmithKline to Acquire Sirtris Pharmaceuticals, a World Leader in 'Sirtuin' Research and Development
Date:4/22/2008

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About Sirtris Pharmaceuticals

Sirtris Pharmaceuticals is a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering and developing proprietary, orally available, small molecule drugs with the potential to treat diseases associated with ageing, including metabolic diseases such as Type 2 Diabetes. Our drug candidates are designed to mimic certain beneficial health effects of calorie restriction by activation of sirtuins, a recently discovered class of enzymes that the Company believes control the ageing process. The company's headquarters are in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Cautionary statement regarding forward-looking statements

Under the safe harbor provisions of the US Private Securities Litigation Reform Action of 1995, the company cautions investors that any forward-looking statements or projections made by the company, including those made in this Announcement, are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. Factors that may affect the Group's operations are described under 'Risk factors' in the 'Business Review' in the company's Annual Report 2007.

Important Additional Information Will Be Filed with the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC)

This press release is neither an offer to purchase nor a solicitation of an offer to sell shares of Sirtris Pharmaceuticals, Inc. The tender offer for shares of Sirtris's stock described in this press release has not yet been commenced.

At the time the tender offer is commenced, a subsidiary of GSK intends to file with the SEC and mail to Sirtris's stockholders a Tender Offer Statement on Schedule TO and related exhibits, including the offer to purchase, letter of transmittal and other related documents, and Sirtris intends to file with the SEC and mail to its stockholders a Tender Offer Solicitation/Recommendation Statement on Schedule 14D-9 in connection with the transaction. Th
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