Cubist Pharmaceuticals and the New England Patriots Radio Network Honor Lynn, Massachusetts Biology Teacher

  Cubist Pharmaceuticals and the New England Patriots Radio Network Honor
  Lynn, Massachusetts Biology Teacher

Business Wire

LEXINGTON, Mass. -- April 9, 2013

Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBST), in partnership with The New
England Patriots Radio Network, 98.5 The Sports Hub, today honored Lauren
Mezzetti, a biology teacher at Lynn English High School in Lynn, Mass., as the
recipient of the 2012 Cubist Pharmaceuticals Science Education Leadership
Award.

Former New England Patriot Joe Andruzzi (left) and Cubist Chief Scientific
Officer Steve Gilman reco ...

Former New England Patriot Joe Andruzzi (left) and Cubist Chief Scientific
Officer Steve Gilman recognize Lauren Mezzetti of Lynn English High School, as
the recipient of the Cubist Science Education Leadership Award (Photo:
Business Wire)

As part of Ms. Mezzetti’s award, today Cubist’s Chief Scientific Officer
Steven Gilman presented the Lynn English High School science department with a
$5,000 check and former New England Patriot Joe Andruzzi addressed the
students.

During the football season, 12 “Teachers of the Week” were recognized as
innovative science teachers in middle and high schools throughout New England.
From the group, Ms. Mezzetti was selected as the award recipient. Ms. Mezzetti
has taught biology at Lynn English High School for eight years and, prior to
that, at the local middle school. Ms. Mezzetti is responsible for creating an
important online resource for students, teachers and parents called Bulldog
Biology. The site includes curriculum, lesson plans, worksheets, animations
and links designed to help students better understand the themes and concepts
of biology. Ms. Mezzetti also recently helped her science department secure a
state grant to purchase new microscopes for her school.

In addition to Ms. Mezzetti, the following “Teachers of the Week” were
recognized during the New England Patriots radio broadcast:

  *Julie Mark, Neighborhood House Charter School
  *Jonas LaPointe, Franklin County Technical School
  *Loreen Meyer, King Phillip Regional High School
  *Lenora Goodwin, Central High School
  *Harold Tuttle, Rundlett Middle School
  *Nancy Gifford, Harwich Middle School
  *Michael Maloney, Somerville High School
  *Nancy Wile, Pentucket Regional Middle School
  *Kelly Graveson, Douglas High School
  *Scott Brown, Marlborough High School
  *Richard Fox, Charlestown High School

Dr. Gilman said, “Ms. Mezzetti’s resourcefulness has created a hub from which
students can advance their understanding and love of science, and helped bring
new technology into her school that can enhance hands-on learning. We salute
all of the Teachers of the Week for their efforts to build enthusiasm for
science and inspire students to consider pursuing careers in related fields.
At Cubist, we are dedicated to supporting the advancement of science,
technology, engineering and mathematics education and are pleased to recognize
some of the teachers who are leading the way in this important endeavor.”

About Cubist

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. Cubist
is headquartered in Lexington, Mass. Additional information can be found at
Cubist’s web site at www.cubist.com.

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