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Lion Biotechnologies to Participate in Upcoming Investor Conferences

LOS ANGELES, May 19, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lion Biotechnologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:LBIO) today announced that president and CEO Elma Hawkins, PhD, will participate in the following upcoming investor conferences:

Piper Jaffray GenomeRx Symposium
Date: Wednesday – Thursday, May 20-21, 2015
Panels: CAR-T: Engineering Lethal Lymphocytes, May 20, 10:25 am; Cellular Therapies: Toolkits and Platforms, May 20, 11:50 am
Location: The New York Palace Hotel, New York
Sachs Immuno-Oncology BD&L and Investment Forum
Date: Friday, May 29, 2015
Panel: Immunotherapeutics: ADCs and Combination Therapies – BD&L, May 29, 10:20 am
Corporate Presentation: May 29, 1:30 pm
Location: Hyatt Chicago Magnificent Mile, Chicago
Jefferies 2015 Healthcare Conference
Date: Monday – Thursday, June 1-4, 2015
Corporate Presentation: June 1, 10:00 am
Location: Grand Hyatt, New York

About Lion Biotechnologies

Lion Biotechnologies, Inc. is engaged in the development of T cells and engineered T cells for the treatment of various cancers. The company's lead product candidate is a ready-to-infuse, autologous T-cell therapy utilizing tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TIL) for the treatment of patients with Stage 4 metastatic melanoma, and is based on a clinical Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with the National Cancer Institute. TIL therapy is also being evaluated in physician-sponsored clinical trials at MD Anderson Cancer Center and the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute. For more information, please visit http://www.lionbio.com.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements that are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties described in the Company's most recently filed quarterly report on Form 10-Q and annual report on Form 10-K. Except as permitted by law, the Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

CONTACT: Investor Relations The Trout Group Elizabeth Broder 646-378-2945 ebroder@troutgroup.comSource:Lion Biotechnologies, Inc.