Rigel Announces Press Release and Conference Call Schedule on Tuesday, August 30, 2016

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Aug. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:RIGL) announced that the company will announce results of the first of two FIT Phase 3 studies of fostamatinib for patients with immune thrombocytopenia (ITP), at 7:00 a.m. Eastern Time (4:00 a.m. Pacific Time) on Tuesday, August 30, 2016.  The company will also host a conference call at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time (5:00 a.m. Pacific Time) to discuss the Phase 3 study results.

Participants can access the live conference call by dialing 855-892-1489 (domestic) or 720-634-2939 (international) and using the Conference ID number 72149873. 

The conference call and accompanying slide presentation will also be webcast live and can be accessed from Rigel's website at www.rigel.com.  The webcast will be archived and available for replay after the call via the Rigel website.

About Rigel (www.rigel.com)
Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a clinical-stage biotechnology company dedicated to the discovery and development of novel, targeted drugs in the therapeutic areas of immunology, oncology and immuno-oncology. Rigel's pioneering research focuses on signaling pathways that are critical to disease mechanisms. The company's current clinical programs include fostamatinib, an oral spleen tyrosine kinase (SYK) inhibitor, which is in Phase 3 clinical trials for immune thrombocytopenia (ITP); a Phase 2 clinical trial for autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA); and a Phase 2 clinical trial for IgA nephropathy (IgAN). In addition, Rigel has two oncology product candidates in Phase 1 development with partners BerGenBio AS and Daiichi Sankyo.

Contact: Ryan Maynard
Phone: 650.624.1284
Email: invrel@rigel.com

Media: Jessica L. Daitch
Chandler Chicco Agency
Phone: 917-816-6712
Email: jessica.daitch@inventivhealth.com

Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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