Kite Pharma to Hold Conference Call to Provide a Corporate Update on Monday, August 17, 2015

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 14, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kite Pharma, Inc. (Kite) (Nasdaq:KITE) today announced that it will host a live conference call on Monday, August 17, 2015, at 9:00am Eastern Time to provide a corporate update.

The live webcast and subsequent replay may be accessed by visiting the Company's website at Please connect to the Company's website at least 5-10 minutes prior to the live webcast to ensure adequate time for any necessary software download. Alternatively, please call (844) 856-8656 (U.S.) or (443) 877-4062 (international) to listen to the live conference call. The conference ID number for the live call is 15633524. Please dial in approximately 10 minutes prior to the call. The webcast will be available on the Company's website for two weeks following the call.

About Kite Pharma, Inc.

Kite Pharma, Inc., is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company engaged in the development of novel cancer immunotherapy products, with a primary focus on engineered autologous T-cell (eACT™) designed to restore the immune system's ability to recognize and eradicate tumors. Kite is based in Santa Monica, CA.

CONTACT: Kite Pharma Cynthia M. Butitta Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer 310-824-9999 For Media: Justin Jackson For Investor Inquiries: Lisa Burns and Carol Werther Burns McClellan 212-213-0006

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