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Keryx Biopharmaceuticals Announces Upcoming Corporate Presentations

NEW YORK, Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: KERX) today announced that Ron Bentsur, the Company's Chief Executive Officer, will be presenting at the following March 2011 investor conferences:Citigroup Global Health Care Conference (New York, NY)Wednesday, March 2, 201111:00am ETCowen & Company 31st Annual Health Care Conference (Boston, MA)Monday, March 7, 2011 4:45pm ETROTH 23rd Annual OC Growth Stock Conference  (Laguna Niguel, CA)Monday, March 14, 201112:00 Noon PTEach of the presentations will be live audio webcast, and will be accessible from the Investor Information page of the Company's Website at Archived versions of each webcast will be available following the conclusion of the live presentation.

ABOUT KERYX BIOPHARMACEUTICALS, INC.Keryx Biopharmaceuticals is focused on the acquisition, development and commercialization of medically important pharmaceutical products for the treatment of cancer and renal disease. Keryx is developing KRX-0401 (perifosine), a novel, potentially first-in-class, oral anti-cancer agent that inhibits Akt activation in the phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K) pathway, and also affects a number of other key signal transduction pathways, including the JNK pathway, all of which are pathways associated with programmed cell death, cell growth, cell differentiation and cell survival. KRX-0401 has demonstrated both safety and clinical efficacy in several tumor types, both as a single agent and in combination with approved therapies. KRX-0401 is currently in Phase 3 clinical development for both refractory advanced colorectal cancer and multiple myeloma, and in Phase 1 and 2 clinical development for several other tumor types. Each of the KRX-0401 Phase 3 studies is being conducted under a Special Protocol Assessment (SPA) agreement with the FDA. Keryx is also developing Zerenex (ferric citrate), an oral, ferric iron-based compound that has the capacity to bind to phosphate and form non-absorbable complexes. The Phase 3 clinical program of Zerenex for the treatment for hyperphosphatemia (elevated phosphate levels) in patients with end-stage renal disease on dialysis is being conducted pursuant to an SPA agreement with the FDA. Keryx is headquartered in New York City.

KERYX CONTACT:  Lauren Fischer  Director, Investor Relations  Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.  Tel: 212.531.5962

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