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Amgen Inc. [AMGN] To Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell

ADVISORY, Feb. 5, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

Amgen Inc. [AMGN], a biotechnology company that discovers, develops, manufactures and delivers innovative human therapeutics, will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square.

In honor of the occasion, Jon Peacock, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will ring the Opening Bell. 

Where:

NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43 rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio

When:

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET      

Contact: Ashleigh Koss (805) 313-6151 akoss@amgen.com

NASDAQ MarketSite: Jen Knapp (212) 401-8916 Jennifer.knapp@nasdaqomx.com

Feed Information:

*As of January 7, 2013 the Ceremony feeds will be in HD 1080i.

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Webcast:

A live webcast of the NASDAQ Opening Bell will be available at: http://www.nasdaq.com/about/marketsitetowervideo.asx .

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About Amgen:

Amgen discovers, develops, manufactures and delivers innovative human therapeutics. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen was one of the first companies to realize the new science's promise by bringing safe and effective medicines from lab, to manufacturing plant, to patient. Amgen therapeutics have changed the practice of medicine, helping millions of people around the world in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis, bone disease and other serious illnesses. With a deep and broad pipeline of potential new medicines, Amgen remains committed to advancing science to dramatically improve people's lives. To learn more about our pioneering science and our vital medicines, visit www.amgen.com . Follow us on www.twitter.com/amgen .

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