SAN DIEGO, April 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ARNA) today announced it will report first quarter 2008 financial results after the NASDAQ Global Market closes on Wednesday, May 7, 2008. That same afternoon, Jack Lief, Arena's President and Chief Executive Officer, and Robert E. Hoffman, Arena's Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer, will host a conference call at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time (2:00 p.m. Pacific Time) to discuss the first quarter 2008 financial results and to provide a corporate update.
The conference call may be accessed by dialing 866.356.3095 for domestic callers and 617.597.5391 for international callers. Please specify to the operator that you would like to join the "Arena First Quarter Earnings Call." The participant code for the call is 65484912. The conference call will be webcast live under the investor relations section of Arena's website at http://www.arenapharm.com, and will be archived there for 30 days following the call. Please connect to Arena's website several minutes prior to the start of the broadcast to ensure adequate time for any software download that may be necessary.
About Arena Pharmaceuticals
Arena is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing and commercializing oral drugs in four major therapeutic areas: cardiovascular, central nervous system, inflammatory and metabolic diseases. Arena's most advanced drug candidate, lorcaserin, is being investigated in a Phase 3 clinical trial program for the treatment of obesity. Arena's broad pipeline of novel compounds targeting G protein-coupled receptors, an important class of validated drug targets, includes compounds being evaluated independently and with its partners, Merck & Co., Inc. and Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical, Inc.
Arena Pharmaceuticals(R) and Arena(R) are registered service marks of the company. "APD" is an abbreviation for Arena Pharmaceuticals Development.
Certain statements in this press release are forward-looking statements
that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Such forward-looking
statements include statements about Arena's strategy, internal and
partnered programs, and ability to develop compounds and commercialize
drugs. For such statements, Arena claims the protection of the Private
Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual events or results may
differ materially from Arena's expectations. Factors that could cause
actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements
include, but are not limited to, clinical trials and studies may not
proceed at the time or in the manner Arena expects or at all, the results
of clinical trials or preclinical studies may not be predictive of future
results, Arena's ability to partner lorcaserin, APD125, APD791 or other of
its compounds or programs, the timing, success and cost of Arena's
research, out-licensing endeavors and clinical trials, Arena's ability to
obtain additional financing, Arena's ability to obtain and defend its
patents, the timing and receipt of payments and fees, if any, from Arena's
collaborators, and Arena's ability to redeem with common stock any
outstanding shares of its series B convertible preferred stock. Additional
factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those
stated or implied by Arena's forward-looking statements are disclosed in
Arena's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These
forward-looking statements represent Arena's judgment as of the time of
this release. Arena disclaims any intent or obligation to update these
forward-looking statements, other than as may be required under applicable
Contacts: Jack Lief
President and CEO
Director, Corporate Communications
Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
858.453.7200, ext. 1682
Mary Claire Duch
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