KYTHERA Biopharmaceuticals Grants Stock Options Under Inducement Program

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., June 16, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- KYTHERA Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:KYTH) today announced that the Compensation Committee of the Company’s Board of Directors granted 11 new employees options to purchase an aggregate of 15,000 shares of the Company’s common stock. The exercise prices were $54.66 for the June 12 option grants and $59.75 for the June 15 option grants, each of which was the closing trading price on the date of each grant. The stock options were granted pursuant to the Company’s 2014 Employment Commencement Incentive Plan, which was approved by the Company’s Board of Directors in August 2014 under Rule 5653(c)(4) of The Nasdaq Global Select Market for equity grants to induce new employees to enter into employment with the Company.

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