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Akebia Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKBA) to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell

ADVISORY, Sept. 11, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

Akebia Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq:AKBA), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel, proprietary therapeutics based on hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF) biology and the commercialization of these products for patients with kidney disease, will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square.

In honor of the occasion, John P. Butler, President and Chief Executive Officer, will ring the Opening Bell.

Where:

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

When:

Friday, September 12, 2014 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET

Akebia Therapeutics, Inc. Media Contact:
Feinstein Kean Healthcare
Liz Falcone
(617) 761-6727
liz.falcone@fkhealth.com

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

Feed Information:
Fiber Line (Encompass Waterfront): 4463

Gal 3C/06C 95.05 degrees West
18 mhz Lower
DL 3811 Vertical
FEC 3/4
SR 13.235
DR 18.295411
MOD 4:2:0
DVBS QPSK

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Webcast:

A webcast of the NASDAQ Opening Bell will be available at: https://new.livestream.com/nasdaq/live or http://www.nasdaq.com/about/marketsitetowervideo.asx.

Photos:

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About Akebia Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq:AKBA):

Akebia Therapeutics, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, focused on harnessing the potential of hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF) biology to develop and commercialize novel, proprietary therapeutics to treat kidney disease. Akebia's lead clinical program, AKB-6548, is a once-daily, oral therapy currently in Phase 2b clinical development for the treatment of anemia related to chronic kidney disease, a serious medical condition that leads to increased morbidity and mortality if left untreated. For more information on Akebia, please visit www.akebia.com.

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Source:The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.