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Tekmira Conference Call and Webcast Advisory Corporate Update and First Quarter Financial Results

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 22, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corporation (Nasdaq:TKMR), a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to discovering, developing and commercializing a cure for patients suffering from chronic hepatitis B infection (HBV), announced that it will hold a conference call and webcast on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time (4:30 p.m. Eastern Time) to provide a corporate update and first quarter financial results.

Conference Call and Webcast Information

A live webcast of the call can be accessed through the Investor section of Tekmira's website at www.tekmira.com. Alternatively, to access the conference call, please dial 914-495-8556 or 1-866-393-1607.

An archived webcast will be available on the Tekmira website approximately two hours after the event. A replay of the conference call can be accessed by calling 404-537-3406 or 1-855-859-2056 and referencing conference ID 20892540.

About Tekmira

Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corporation is a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to discovering, developing and commercializing a cure for patients suffering from chronic hepatitis B infection (HBV). Our strategy is to target the three pillars necessary to develop a curative regimen for HBV, including suppressing HBV replication within liver cells, stimulating and reactivating the body's immune system so that it can mount an effective defense against the virus and, most importantly, eliminating the reservoir of viral genomic material known as covalently closed circular DNA, or cccDNA, that is the source of HBV persistence. Our portfolio of assets includes eight drug candidates for use in combination to develop a cure for HBV, and includes our product TKM-HBV currently in Phase 1 clinical studies.

We also have a pipeline of non-HBV assets in oncology, anti-viral and metabolic therapeutics that leverage our expertise in RNA interference (RNAi) therapeutics and leading Lipid Nanoparticle (LNP) technology. RNAi and LNP technology have the potential to generate new therapeutics that take advantage of the body's own natural processes to silence disease causing genes, or more specifically, to eliminate specific gene-products, from the cell. We intend to maximize the value of our non-HBV assets in the clinic, namely: TKM-PLK1 for advanced gastrointestinal neuroendocrine tumors, adrenocortical carcinoma and hepatocellular carcinoma; and TKM-Ebola, and TKM-Ebola-Guinea for ebola virus disease; as well as our preclinical programs in metabolic disorders and filoviruses.

Tekmira is headquartered in Vancouver, BC, Canada with offices in Doylestown, PA, USA. For more information, visit www.tekmira.com.

CONTACT: Investors Adam Cutler Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs Phone: 604.419.3200 Email: acutler@tekmira.com Julie P. Rezler Director, Investor Relations & Corporate Communications Phone: 604-419-3200 Email: jrezler@tekmira.com Media Please direct all media inquiries to: media@tekmira.com

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