Ligand to Report Fourth Quarter Results on February 13th

  Ligand to Report Fourth Quarter Results on February 13th

Business Wire

SAN DIEGO -- January 23, 2013

Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ: LGND) announced today plans to
report fourth quarter 2012 financial results on Wednesday, February 13, 2013.
Ligand’s President and CEO, John L. Higgins, Executive Vice President and COO,
Matt Foehr and Vice President of Finance and CFO, John Sharp will host the
conference call.

Fourth Quarter Earnings Call

What:               Ligand Pharmaceuticals conference call to discuss
                       financial results and provide general business updates.
                       
When:                  Wednesday, February 13, 2013
                       
Time:                  1:30 p.m. Pacific time (4:30 p.m. Eastern time)
                       
Webcast:               Conference call and replay accessible at www.ligand.com
                       
Conference Call:       (877) 407-4019, passcode: Ligand
                       (201) 689-8337 outside the U.S.
                       
Replay:                (877) 660-6853, passcode: 407649
                       (201) 612-7415 outside the U.S.
                       

About Ligand Pharmaceuticals

Ligand is a biopharmaceutical company that develops and acquires assets it
believes will generate royalty revenues and, under its lean corporate cost
structure, produce sustainable profitability. Ligand has a diverse asset
portfolio addressing the unmet medical needs of patients for a broad spectrum
of diseases including thrombocytopenia, multiple myeloma, diabetes, hepatitis,
muscle wasting, dyslipidemia, anemia and osteoporosis. Ligand’s Captisol
platform technology is a patent-protected, chemically modified cyclodextrin
with a structure designed to optimize the solubility and stability of drugs.
Ligand has established multiple alliances with the world's leading
pharmaceutical companies including GlaxoSmithKline, Merck, Pfizer, Eli Lilly &
Company, Baxter International, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Celgene, Onyx
Pharmaceuticals, Lundbeck Inc. and The Medicines Company, among others. Please
visit www.captisol.com for more information on Captisol or www.ligand.com for
more information on Ligand.

Follow Ligand on Twitter @Ligand_LGND.

Contact:

Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
John L. Higgins, President and CEO
Jennifer Capuzelo, Investor Relations
jcapuzelo@ligand.com
(858) 550-7584
or
LHA
Don Markley
dmarkley@lhai.com
(310) 691-7100