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Arbutus Biopharma Corporation (Nasdaq: ABUS) to Ring The Nasdaq Stock Market Opening Bell

ADVISORY, Aug. 03, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

Arbutus Biopharma Corporation (Nasdaq:ABUS), an industry-leading therapeutic solutions company focused on discovering, developing and commercializing a cure for patients suffering from chronic hepatitis B virus infection (HBV), will visit the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square.

Arbutus Biopharma Corporation (formerly Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corporation) affirms the successful integration of OnCore BioPharma and Tekmira Pharmaceuticals into a combined company with the largest portfolio of HBV product candidates in the industry and is led by an experienced and proven leaderhip team.

In honor of the occasion, Mark Murray, President and Chief Executive Officer will ring the Opening Bell.

Where:

Nasdaq MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio

When:

Monday, August 3, 2015 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET

Arbutus Biopharma Media Contacts:
Adam Cutler
Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs
(604) 419-3200
acutler@arbutusbio.com

Helia Baradarani
Manager, Investor Relations
(604) 419-3200
hbaradarani@arbutusbio.com

Nasdaq MarketSite:
Angela Tu
(646) 225-0316
Angela.Tu@nasdaq.com

Feed Information:
Fiber Line (Encompass Waterfront): 4463

Gal 3C/06C 95.05 degrees West
18 mhz Lower
DL 3811 Vertical
FEC 3/4
SR 13.235
DR 18.295411
MOD 4:2:0
DVBS QPSK

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Webcast:

A webcast of the Nasdaq Opening Bell will be available at: https://new.livestream.com/nasdaq/live or http://www.nasdaq.com/about/marketsitetowervideo.asx

Photos:

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About Arbutus Biopharma Corporation (Nasdaq:ABUS):

Arbutus Biopharma 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: 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 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 a broad pipeline of drug candidates for use in combination to develop a cure for HBV. To support continuous discovery of potential novel drug candidates and technologies, Arbutus has a research collaboration agreement with the Baruch S. Blumberg Institute that provides exclusive rights to in-license any intellectual property generated through the relationship. The Baruch S. Blumberg Institute was established in 2003 by the Hepatitis B Foundation. Arbutus is headquartered in Vancouver, BC, Canada with offices in Doylestown, PA, USA. For more information, visit www.arbutusbio.com.

About Nasdaq:

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