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Alder Announces Presentations at 17th Congress of the International Headache Society on Data from ALD403 Clinical Trials

BOTHELL, Wash., May 6, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Alder BioPharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:ALDR), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing monoclonal antibody therapeutics for the treatment of migraine, today announced that six-month follow-up data from its Phase 2 proof-of-concept clinical trial of ALD403, its anti-calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) antibody for the prevention of frequent episodic migraine, and Phase 1 data will be presented at the upcoming 17th Congress of the International Headache Society on May 14-15, 2015 in Valencia, Spain.

Oral presentation by Jeffrey T.L. Smith, M.D., FRCP, Senior Vice President, Translational Medicine at Alder: "Proof of Concept Clinical Trial of ALD403, an Anti-Calcitonin Gene-Related Peptide (CGRP) Antibody in the Prevention of Migraine – 6 Month Data"

Oral Session: Migraine Pathophysiology and CGRP as a Therapeutic Target
Presenter: Dr. Jeffrey Smith
Date: Friday, May 15, 2015
Time: 10:10 a.m. CET (4:10 a.m. EDT)
Location: Auditorium 1

Poster presentation: "A Single Dose Placebo-Controlled, Randomized, Ascending Dose Study of ALD403, a Humanized Anti-Calcitonin Gene-Related Peptide Monoclonal Antibody Administered IV or SC – Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamic Results"

Poster Session: Migraine Preventive Therapy
Abstract: 084
Date: Thursday, May 14, 2015 through Friday, May 15, 2015
Location: Multipurpose Room 1

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 lead clinical candidate, ALD403, inhibits a well-validated molecule shown to trigger migraine attacks, calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP), and is currently undergoing Phase 2b clinical testing for the treatment of chronic migraines. Alder plans to initiate additional advanced clinical studies for ALD403 in frequent episodic and chronic migraines in the second half of 2015. Alder's second program, ALD1613, which targets adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) is undergoing Investigational New Drug (IND)-enabling preclinical studies with the initiation of clinical studies in Cushing's disease planned for 2016. Finally, 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 the further development of clazakizumab, ALD403 and ALD1613, our expectations for the initiation of future clinical trials and studies, availability of clinical trial data, patient enrollment and the potential of ALD403, ALD1613 and clazakizumab 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 Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014, which was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on March 13, 2015, 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.

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