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Kite Pharma Announces Pricing of Follow-On Offering

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Dec. 10, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kite Pharma, Inc. (Nasdaq:KITE), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing engineered autologous T cell therapy (eACT™) products for the treatment of cancer, today announced the pricing of its follow-on public offering of 3,485,000 shares of its common stock, an increase of 485,000 shares from the number of shares originally offered, at a price to the public of $54 per share. In addition, the underwriters have been granted a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 522,750 shares of common stock.

Jefferies LLC, Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC and Cowen and Company, LLC are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering. Stifel is acting as co-manager.

A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and was declared effective on December 10, 2014. The offering will be made only by means of a prospectus. Copies of the final prospectus relating to the offering, when available, may be obtained from: Jefferies LLC, Attention: Equity Syndicate Prospectus Department, 520 Madison Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10022, telephone: (877) 547-6340, e-mail: Prospectus_Department@Jefferies.com; Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, One Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10010, telephone: (800) 221-1037, e-mail: newyork.prospectus@credit-suisse.com; or Cowen and Company, LLC, c/o Broadridge Financial Services, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY, 11717, Attention: Prospectus Department, telephone: (631) 274-2806, fax: (631) 254-7140.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy these securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

CONTACT: Kite Contacts: Cynthia M. Butitta Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer (310) 824-9999 For Media: Justin Jackson For Investor Inquiries: Nancy Yu Burns McClellan (212) 213-0006 jjackson@burnsmc.com nyu@burnsmc.com

Source:Kite Pharma, Inc.