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SIGA to Host First Quarter Business Update Call on May 6, 2013

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NEW YORK, April 30, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SIGA Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:SIGA), a company specializing in the development of pharmaceutical agents to fight lethal disease causing pathogens, announced today that management will host a conference call and simultaneous webcast to provide a quarterly business update at 4:30 P.M. ET on Monday, May 6, 2013.

Participants should call (877) 377-7550 (United States/Canada) or (678) 224-7859 (International) and request the SIGA call or provide confirmation code 60208434. A live broadcast of the call will be available on the Company's website at www.SIGA.com under the 'Events & Presentations' tab in the Investor Relations section.

A replay of the call will be available approximately two hours after the call and will be accessible until 11:59 P.M. ET on May 20, 2013. To listen to the replay, dial (855) 859-2056 (Domestic) or (404) 537-3406 (International) and enter the code 60208434. The webcast of the event will also be archived on the Company's website for two weeks under the 'Events & Presentations' tab in the Investor Relations section.

About SIGA Technologies, Inc.

Communities in the United States and around the world face a serious but unmet need for drugs to protect against potentially catastrophic emerging viral pathogens and biological weapons of mass destruction. We are a pharmaceutical company specializing in the development and commercialization of pharmaceutical solutions for some of the most lethal disease-causing pathogens in the world - smallpox, Ebola, dengue, Lassa fever and other dangerous viruses. Our business is to discover, develop, manufacture and successfully commercialize drugs to prevent and treat these high-priority threats. Our mission is to disarm dreaded viral diseases and create robust, modern biodefense countermeasures. For more information about SIGA, please visit SIGA's web site at www.siga.com.

CONTACT: KCSA Strategic Communications Todd Fromer / Rob Fink 212-896-1215 / 1206 Tfromer@kcsa.com / rfink@kcsa.com

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