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ARIAD Honored with Gold Stevie® Awards as Pharmaceutical Company of the Year at 2013 American Business Awards

  ARIAD Honored with Gold Stevie® Awards as Pharmaceutical Company of the Year
  at 2013 American Business Awards

Business Wire

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- June 18, 2013

ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARIA) today announced that it was honored
with two Gold Stevie^® Awards in the categories of Company of the Year,
Pharmaceuticals and Executive of the Year, Pharmaceuticals. Harvey J. Berger,
M.D., founder, chairman and chief executive officer of ARIAD, accepted the
awards at the 11th Annual American Business Awards℠ in Chicago last night. The
American Business Awards are the nation’s premier business awards program. All
organizations operating in the United States are eligible to submit
nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small.

“The recognition of ARIAD through these two Stevie Awards at the same time
represents the culmination of more than twenty years of dedication to ARIAD’s
vision -- to transform the lives of cancer patients with breakthrough
medicines,” stated Dr. Berger. “All of our employees are to be commended for
their contributions that led to ARIAD being named Company of the Year.
Personally, I am humbled by the recognition as Pharmaceutical Executive of the
Year by the American Business Awards.”

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for “crowned,” the trophies were
presented to honorees during a gala event on Monday, June 17 at the Fairmont
Chicago Millennium Park Hotel. More than 500 nominees and their guests
attended. The presentations will be broadcast this week by the Business
TalkRadio Network on Wednesday and Thursday nights.

More than 3,200 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually
every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of
categories. Stevie Award winners were selected by more than 320 executives
nationwide who participated in the judging process this year.

“This year’s American Business Awards was outsized in every way,” said Michael
Gallagher, Stevie Awards founder and president. “More entries and more judges
than ever before, and I’d have to say the most impressive collection of
nominations we’ve ever received. We congratulate all of this year’s Stevie
winners for their outstanding work.”

Details about The American Business Awards and the lists of Stevie Award
winners who were announced on June 17 are available at
www.StevieAwards.com/ABA.

About the Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in four programs: The American Business Awards,
The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business,
and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. A fifth program, the
Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, will debut this year. Honoring organizations of
all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize
outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the
Stevie Awards at www.StevieAwards.com.

Sponsors and partners of The 2013 American Business Awards include the
Business TalkRadio Network, Callidus Software, Citrix Online, Dynamic Research
Corporation, Experian Consumer Services, John Hancock Funds, LifeLock,
PetRays, and SoftPro.

About ARIAD

ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc., headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts and
Lausanne, Switzerland, is an integrated global oncology company focused on
transforming the lives of cancer patients with breakthrough medicines. ARIAD
is working on new medicines to advance the treatment of various forms of
chronic and acute leukemia, lung cancer and other difficult-to-treat cancers.
ARIAD utilizes computational and structural approaches to design
small-molecule drugs that overcome resistance to existing cancer medicines.
For additional information, visit http://www.ariad.com or follow ARIAD on
Twitter (@ARIADPharm).

Contact:

ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
For Investors
Kendra Adams, 617-503-7028
kendra.adams@ariad.com
or
For Media
Liza Heapes, 617-621-2315
Liza.heapes@ariad.com
 
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