Aptose To Release Second Quarter Ended June 30, 2016 Financial Results and Hold Conference Call on August 9, 2016

SAN DIEGO and TORONTO, Aug. 04, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aptose Biosciences Inc. (Aptose) (NASDAQ:APTO) (TSX:APS), a clinical-stage company developing new therapeutics and molecular diagnostics that target the underlying mechanisms of cancer, will release its financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2016, on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 after the close of the market. The company intends to host a conference call on the same day at 5:00 p.m. ET to discuss the financial results.

Participants can access the conference call by dialing (844) 882-7834 (North American toll free number) and (574) 990-9707 (International) and using passcode 61920376. The conference call can also be accessed at http://edge.media-server.com/m/p/n6nmax3s and will also be available through a link on the Investor Relations section of Aptose’s website at ir.aptose.com. Please log onto the webcast at least 10 minutes prior to the start of the call to ensure time for any software downloads that may be required. An archived version of the webcast along with a transcript will be available on the company’s website for 30 days. An audio replay of the webcast will be available approximately two hours after the conclusion of the call for 7 days by dialing (855) 859-2056, using the passcode 61920376.

The press release, the financial statements and the management’s discussion and analysis for the quarter ended June 30, 2016 will be available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and EDGAR at www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml

About Aptose

Aptose Biosciences is a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing personalized therapies to address unmet medical needs in oncology, with a particular focus on hematologic malignancies. Aptose is advancing new therapeutics focused on well validated and novel drug targets on the leading edge of cancer research, coupled with validated biomarkers to identify the optimal patient population for our products. The company's small molecule cancer therapeutics pipeline includes products designed for potent single agent activity and to enhance the efficacy of existing anti-cancer therapies without overlapping toxicities. Aptose Biosciences Inc. is listed on NASDAQ under the symbol APTO and on the TSX under the symbol APS. For further information, please visit www.aptose.com.

For further information, please contact: Aptose Biosciences Greg Chow, CFO 647-479-9828 gchow@aptose.com BCC Partners Karen L. Bergman or Susan Pietropaolo 650-575-1509 or 845-638-6290 kbergman@bccpartners.com or spietropaolo@bccpartners.com

Source:Aptose Biosciences Inc.