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Alder BioPharmaceuticals to Present at 2015 Leerink Global Healthcare Conference

BOTHELL, Wash., Feb. 5, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Alder BioPharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:ALDR), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing monoclonal antibody therapeutics for the treatment of migraine, autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, today announced that Randall C. Schatzman, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, will discuss Alder in a fireside chat at the 2015 Leerink Global Healthcare Conference on Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 10:20 a.m. EST in New York, NY.

A live audio webcast of the discussion can be accessed from the Investors section of the Alder website at http://www.alderbio.com. An archived replay of the webcast will be available on Alder's website for 30 days after the live event concludes.

About Alder BioPharmaceuticals

Alder BioPharmaceuticals, Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and seeks to commercialize therapeutic antibodies with the potential to meaningfully transform current treatment paradigms. Alder's ALD403 inhibits a well-validated molecule shown to trigger migraine attacks, calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP), and is now undergoing clinical testing. Alder advanced ALD403 into a Phase 2b trial for the treatment of chronic migraines and plans to initiate a Phase 2b trial for the treatment of frequent episodic migraines in the first half of 2015. Alder's second program, Clazakizumab, previously known as ALD518, is designed to block the pro-inflammatory cytokine IL-6 and has completed a Phase 2b clinical trial. For more information, please visit http://www.alderbio.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding our expectations for the initiation of future clinical trials and the potential of ALD403 to address the unmet medical needs of patients. All forward-looking statements included in this press release are based on our management's beliefs and assumptions and on information currently available to our management, and we assume no obligation to update any such forward-looking statements. Any or all of our forward-looking statements in this press release may turn out to be wrong and actual events or results may differ materially. Our forward-looking statements can be affected by inaccurate assumptions we might make or by known or unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors. In evaluating these statements, you should specifically consider various factors, including the risks outlined under the caption "Risk Factors" set forth in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2014, which was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on November 3, 2014, and is available on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Additional information will also be set forth in our other reports and filings we will make with the SEC from time to time. We caution investors that our business and financial performance are subject to substantial risks and uncertainties.

CONTACT: Media Contacts: David Schull or Andrea Flynn, Ph.D. Russo Partners (212) 845-4271 (646) 942-5631 david.schull@russopartnersllc.com andrea.flynn@russopartnersllc.com Investor Relations Contact: Sarah McCabe Stern Investor Relations, Inc. (212) 362-1200 sarah@sternir.comSource:Alder BioPharmaceuticals