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Aviragen Therapeutics to Host Conference Call to Report Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2016 Financial Results on May 5, 2016

ATLANTA, April 28, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aviragen Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVIR) (formerly Biota Pharmaceuticals, Inc.) a pharmaceutical company that is developing the next generation of antivirals, today announced that management will host a conference call on Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. ET to review the Company’s financial results for the three month period ended March 31, 2016 and provide an update on recent corporate developments. The Company will issue a press release summarizing its financial results the same day, prior to the conference call.

In order to participate in the conference call, please dial (877) 312-5422 (domestic) or (253) 237-1122 (international) and refer to conference ID number 1735310. The live webcast can be accessed under the Investors section of the Company’s website at www.aviragentherapeutics.com.

About Aviragen Therapeutics, Inc.

Aviragen Therapeutics is focused on the discovery and development of the next generation of direct-acting antivirals to treat infections that have limited therapeutic options and affect a significant number of patients globally. The Company has three product candidates in active clinical development: These include vapendavir, an oral treatment for human rhinovirus upper (HRV) respiratory infections in moderate-to-severe asthmatics currently being evaluated in the Phase 2b SPIRITUS trial; BTA585, an oral fusion protein inhibitor that has received Fast Track designation by the U.S. FDA, in Phase 2 development for the treatment and prevention of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infections; and BTA074, a topical antiviral treatment in Phase 2 development for condyloma caused by human papillomavirus types 6 & 11. For additional information about the Company, please visit www.aviragentherapeutics.com.

Contacts: Mark Colonnese Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Aviragen Therapeutics, Inc. (678) 221-3381 mcolonnese@aviragentherapeutics.com Beth DelGiacco Stern Investor Relations, Inc. (212) 362-1200 beth@sternir.com

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