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Kite Pharma to Present at the Cowen and Company 35th Annual Health Care Conference

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 23, 2015 (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 that Arie Belldegrun, M.D., FACS, President and Chief Executive Officer, will present a company overview at the Cowen and Company 35th Annual Health Care Conference on Monday, March 2, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time. The conference will be held at The Boston Marriott Copley Place Hotel in Boston, MA.

A live audio webcast of the presentation can be accessed through the Calendar of Events section of the Company's website at ir.kitepharma.com. A replay of the webcast will be available on the Company's website for two weeks following the presentation.

About Kite Pharma

Kite Pharma, Inc., is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company engaged in the development of novel cancer immunotherapy products, with a primary focus on eACT™ designed to restore the immune system's ability to recognize and eradicate tumors. Kite is based in Santa Monica, CA. For more information on Kite Pharma, please visit www.kitepharma.com.

CONTACT: Claudine Prowse, Ph.D. Kite Pharma, SVP, Corporate Communications and Investor Relations (310) 824-1987 cprowse@kitepharma.com For Media: Justin Jackson Burns McClellan (212) 213-0006 jjackson@burnsmc.com

Source:Kite Pharma, Inc.