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Atara Bio to Present at the 15th Annual Needham Healthcare Conference

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., April 06, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Atara Biotherapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATRA), a biopharmaceutical company developing meaningful therapies for patients with severe and life-threatening diseases that have been underserved by scientific innovation, today announced that Gad Soffer, the Company’s Chief Operating Officer, will present at the 15th Annual Needham Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 12:50 p.m. ET. The conference will be held at the Westin Grand Central Hotel in New York, NY.

A live webcast of the presentation will be available by visiting the Investors section of the Atara Bio website at www.atarabio.com. An archived replay of the webcast will be available on the Company's website for 14 days following the presentation.

About Atara Biotherapeutics, Inc.

Atara Biotherapeutics, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company developing meaningful therapies for patients with severe and life-threatening diseases that have been underserved by scientific innovation, with an initial focus on immunotherapy and oncology. Atara Bio's programs include T-cell product candidates and molecularly targeted product candidates. The T-cell product candidates include EBV-CTL, CMV-CTL and WT1-CTL and harness the power of the immune system to recognize and attack cancer cells and cells infected with certain viruses. The molecularly targeted product candidates include STM 434. These product candidates target activin and myostatin, members of the TGF-beta family of proteins, and have demonstrated the potential to have therapeutic benefit in a number of clinical indications.

INVESTOR & MEDIA CONTACT: Investors: Steve Klass 212-213-0006 x331 sklass@burnsmc.com Media: Justin Jackson 212-213-0006 x327 jjackson@burnsmc.com

Source:Atara Biotherapeutics, Inc.