Biota Pharmaceuticals to Host Conference Call to Report Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2014 Financial Results on September 26, 2014

ATLANTA, Sept. 15, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Biota Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:BOTA) ("Biota" or the "Company") announced today that it will host a conference call on Friday, September 26, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. EDT to review the Company's fourth quarter and year-end 2014 financial results and provide an update on recent corporate developments. The Company will issue a press release regarding its financial results on the same day, prior to the conference call.

Webcast Information

To access the conference call, please dial (877) 312-5422 (domestic) or (253) 237-1122 (international). A live audio webcast of the call and the archived webcast will be available in the Investors section of the Biota website at http://www.biotapharma.com

About Biota

Biota Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of products to prevent and treat serious and potentially life-threatening viral respiratory infectious diseases. The Company currently has two Phase 2 clinical-stage product candidates: laninamivir octanoate, which the Company is developing for the treatment of influenza A and B infections; and vapendavir, a potent, oral broad spectrum capsid inhibitor of enteroviruses, including human rhinovirus, which is being developed to treat patients with underlying respiratory illnesses, such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In addition to these clinical development programs, the Company also has a late-stage preclinical program focused on developing oral antivirals for the treatment of respiratory syncytial virus infections. For additional information about the Company, please visit www.biotapharma.com.

Biota is a registered trademark of Biota Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

CONTACT: Biota Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Russell H. Plumb, 678-221-3351 President & CEO r.plumb@biotapharma.com Lee M. Stern The Trout Group (646) 378-2922 lstern@troutgroup.com

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