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Aratana Therapeutics, Inc. [PETX] to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell

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ADVISORY, Oct. 17, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

Aratana Therapeutics, Inc. [PETX], a development-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the licensing, development and commercialization of innovative medications for pets, or pet therapeutics, will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square.

In honor of the occasion, Steven St. Peter, M.D., president and CEO, will ring the Closing Bell. Dr. St. Peter will be accompanied by members of Aratana's executive team and managerial staff, as well as representatives from the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals, a leading New York City rescue organization, and several of its adoptable pets.

Where:

NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio

When:

Friday, October 18, 2013 – 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

Contact:

Jason Rando
(212) 375-2665
jrando@tiberend.com

NASDAQ MarketSite:

Christine Barna
(646) 441-5310
Christine.Barna@nasdaqomx.com

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Webcast:

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About Aratana Therapeutics, Inc. [PETX]:

Aratana Therapeutics is a development-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the licensing, development and commercialization of innovative medications for pets, or pet therapeutics. Aratana believes that it can leverage the investment in the human biopharmaceutical industry to bring therapeutics to pets in a capital and time efficient manner. Aratana's strategy is to in-license proprietary compounds from human biopharmaceutical companies and to develop these product candidates into therapeutics specifically for use in pets. Aratana believes the development and commercialization of these therapeutics will permit veterinarians and pet owners to manage pets' medical needs safely and effectively, resulting in longer and improved quality of life for pets. For more information, please visit www.aratana.com.

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