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Cephalon, Inc. to Join the NASDAQ-100 Index Beginning June 1, 2007


NEW YORK, May 30, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Cephalon, Inc. (Nasdaq:CEPH) of Frazer, Pennsylvania, will become a component of the NASDAQ-100 Index(r) (Nasdaq:NDX), the NASDAQ-100 Equal Weighted Index (Nasdaq:NDXE), and the NASDAQ-100 Ex-Tech Sector Index (Nasdaq:NDXX) prior to market open on Friday, June 1, 2007. Cephalon, Inc. will replace MedImmune, Inc. (Nasdaq:MEDI).

With a market capitalization of approximately $5.3 billion, Cephalon, Inc. discovers, develops, and markets biopharmaceutical products to treat neurological disorders and cancer.

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CONTACT: NASDAQ Media: Wayne Lee 301-978-4875 Issuer & Investor: Lisa Chaney 301-978-8281 Cephalon Media Relations: 610-344-0200

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