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United Therapeutics Announces the Results of Its 2008 Annual Meeting of Shareholders
Date:5/1/2008

Annual Meeting of Shareholders to be Reconvened on May 29, 2008

SILVER SPRING, Md., May 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- United Therapeutics Corporation (Nasdaq: UTHR) (the Company) held its annual meeting of shareholders (the Annual Meeting) on April 29, 2008. The Company's shareholders voted to approve the election of Raymond Dwek, Roger Jeffs and Christopher Patusky as Class III directors with terms expiring in 2011. The Company's shareholders also voted to approve the ratification of the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as the Company's independent registered public accounting firm for 2008.

Following these votes, the Annual Meeting was adjourned and will be reconvened on May 29, 2008 to consider one remaining item of business: the adoption of the 2008 United Therapeutics Corporation Equity Incentive Plan (the 2008 Plan). The meeting was adjourned in order to allow shareholders time to consider a proposed amendment to the 2008 Plan (as so amended and restated, the Amended 2008 Plan).

The amendments reflected in the Amended 2008 Plan as compared with the original plan are summarized as follows:

Amendments Proposed Under the Amended Under the Original

2008 Plan 2008 Plan

Shares of common stock reserved

for grants 1,500,000 7,000,000

Final date for granting awards December 31, 2011 10 years after

shareholder approval

The ability to buy back awards Requires Allowed

or exchange them for other shareholder

consideration
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