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XOMA To Present At The 2012 Wedbush PacGrow Life Sciences Management Access Conference

BERKELEY, Calif., Aug. 8, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- XOMA Corporation (Nasdaq:XOMA), a leader in the discovery and development of therapeutic antibodies, announced today that John Varian, Chief Executive Officer, is scheduled to present at the Wedbush PacGrow Life Sciences Management Access Conference on August 15, 2012 at 12:45 p.m. Eastern time.

A live audio webcast of the presentation can be accessed in the Investors and Media section of XOMA's website at http://investors.xoma.com/events.cfm and will be available via replay for 30 days.

About XOMA Corporation

XOMA combines a portfolio of innovative therapeutic antibodies, both in late-stage clinical development and in preclinical research, with its recently launched commercial operations. XOMA focuses its antibody research and development on allosteric modulation, which offers opportunities for new classes of therapeutic antibodies to treat a wide range of human diseases. XOMA is developing its lead product gevokizumab (IL-1 beta modulating antibody) with Les Laboratoires Servier (Servier) through a global Phase 3 program in non-infectious uveitis and ongoing proof-of-concept studies in other IL-1-mediated diseases. XOMA's scientific research also produced the XMet program, which consists of three classes of preclinical antibodies, including Selective Insulin Receptor Modulators (SIRMs) that could have a major effect on the treatment of diabetes. In order to retain significant value from its scientific discoveries, XOMA initiated commercial operations in January 2012 through the licensing of U.S. commercial rights to Servier's ACEON ® (perindopril erbumine) and a patent-protected portfolio of product candidates. 

More detailed information can be found at www.xoma.com

The XOMA Corporation logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=5960

Forward-Looking Statements 

Certain statements contained herein concerning anticipated future clinical development and therapeutic potential of XOMA's product candidates, or that otherwise relate to future periods are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Actual results could differ materially from those anticipated due to certain risks inherent in the biotechnology industry and for companies engaged in the development of new products in a regulated market. These and other risks, including those scale-up, manufacturing and marketing capabilities, are described in more detail in XOMA's most recent filing on Form 10-K and in other SEC filings. Consider such risks carefully when considering XOMA's prospects as these statements are based on assumptions that may not prove accurate.

CONTACT: XOMA Corporation
         
         Company and Investor Contact:
         Ashleigh Barreto
         510-204-7482
         barreto@xoma.com
         
         Juliane Snowden
         The Oratorium Group, LLC
         jsnowden@oratoriumgroup.com
         
         Media Contact:
         Canale Communications
         Carolyn Hawley
         619-849-5375
         carolyn@canalecomm.com

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