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Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc. [CBST] President & CEO to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell in Honor of Company's 15th Anniversary

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ADVISORY, Oct. 24, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc. [CBST], a biopharmaceutical company focused on the research, development, and commercialization of pharmaceutical products that address significant unmet medical needs in acute care, will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in New York City's Times Square to commemorate the company's 15th anniversary as a publicly traded company.

In honor of the occasion, Michael Bonney, Cubist President and Chief Executive Officer, will ring the Opening Bell.

Where:

NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio

When:

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET

Contact:

Timothy Hunt

Office: (781) 860-8103

Mobile: (617) 510-1350

Timothy.Hunt@cubist.com

NASDAQ MarketSite:

Jen Knapp

(212) 401-8916

Jennifer.Knapp@nasdaqomx.com

Feed Information:

The Opening Bell is available from 9:20 a.m. to 9:35 a.m. on AMC3 / C20, downlink frequency 4100 vertical. The feed can also be found on Ascent fiber 1623. If you have any questions, please contact Jen Knapp at (212) 401-8916.

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Webcast:

A live webcast of the NASDAQ Opening Bell will be available at:

http://www.nasdaq.com/about/marketsitetowervideo.asx or http://social.nasdaqomx.com.

Photos:

To obtain a hi-resolution photograph of the Market Open, please go to http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/marketsite_events.stm and click on the market open of your choice.

About Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc. [CBST]:

Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the research, development, and commercialization of pharmaceutical products that address significant unmet medical needs in the acute care environment. In the U.S., Cubist markets CUBICIN® (daptomycin for injection), the first antibiotic in a class of anti-infectives called lipopeptides, and has an agreement with Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to co-promote DIFICID™ in the U.S. as a treatment of CDAD (Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea) in adults. The current Cubist clinical development pipeline includes CXA-201, a novel cephalosporin in combination with tazobactam in development for the treatment of certain serious infections caused by multi-drug resistant (MDR) Gram-negative organisms. CXA-201 is in Phase 3 trials for complicated urinary tract infections (cUTI), and Cubist expects to initiate Phase 3 trials with CXA-201 in complicated intra-abdominal infections (cIAI) by the end of 2011. In addition, Phase 3 trials of CXA-201 in hospital acquired (nosocomial) pneumonia are expected to begin in 2012. Cubist has announced it expects to initiate Phase 3 trials of a novel antibacterial candidate, CB-183,315, for the treatment of CDAD in the first half of 2012. Cubist also is working on several pre-clinical programs being developed to address areas of significant medical needs. These include therapies to treat various serious bacterial infections and acute pain. Cubist is headquartered in Lexington, Mass. Additional information can be found at Cubist's web site at www.cubist.com.

Cubist and CUBICIN are registered trademarks of Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

DIFICID is a trademark of Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

About NASDAQ OMX:

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