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Savient Pharmaceuticals to Present at the Lazard Capital Markets 5th Annual Healthcare Conference on November 18th
Date:11/13/2008

EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J., Nov. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Savient Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: SVNT) today announced that Christopher Clement, President and Chief Executive Officer of Savient Pharmaceuticals will present a corporate update at the upcoming Lazard Capital Markets 5th Annual Healthcare Conference.

The presentation is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, November 18, 2008 at 9:25 a.m. ET. The Conference will be held at the St. Regis Hotel in New York City November 18-19, 2008.

Individuals can listen to a live webcast of the presentation by logging on to the Investor Relations section of Savient Pharmaceuticals' web site, http://www.savient.com. A replay of the webcast will be available on the company's web site for 30 days.

ABOUT SAVIENT PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.

Savient Pharmaceuticals is a biopharmaceutical company engaged in developing and distributing pharmaceutical products that target unmet medical needs in both niche and broader markets. The company's product development candidate, pegloticase for treatment-failure gout, has reported positive Phase 1, 2 and 3 clinical data. Patient dosing in the Phase 3 clinical studies began in June 2006; patient enrollment was completed in March 2007; and the Phase 3 clinical studies were completed in October 2007 and the BLA was filed with the FDA in October 2008. Savient has exclusively licensed worldwide rights to the technology related to pegloticase, formerly referred to as Puricase(R), from Duke University and Mountain View Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Savient's experienced management team is committed to advancing its pipeline and expanding its product portfolio by in-licensing late-stage compounds and exploring co-promotion and co-development opportunities that fit the Company's expertise in specialty pharmaceuticals and biopharmaceuticals with an initial focus in rheumatology. Savient also manufactures and supplies Oxandrin(R) (oxandrolone tablets, USP) CIII in the U.S. Puricase is a registered trademark of Mountain View Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Further information on Savient can be accessed by visiting: http://www.savient.com.

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Contact:

Mary Coleman

Director, Investor Relations

Savient Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

information@savient.com

(732) 418-9300


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