Levi & Korsinsky is investigating the Board of Directors of Poniard Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Poniard” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: PARD) for possible breaches of fiduciary duty and other violations of state law in connection with the sale of the Company to ALLOZYNE, Inc. Under the terms of the transaction, Poniard will issue shares of its common stock to ALLOZYNE stockholders based on an exchange ratio to be determined prior to the transaction’s closing. The exchange ratio has been calculated using the 5-day average closing sales price of Poniard common stock prior to the merger announcement, or $0.2270 per share. Former Poniard shareholders are expected to own approximately 35% of the combined company on a fully diluted basis.

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The investigation concerns whether the Poniard Board of Directors breached their fiduciary duties to Poniard stockholders by failing to adequately shop the Company before entering into this transaction which is dilutive to Poniard shareholders. In particular, at least one analyst set a target price for Poniard stock at $1 per share.

If you own common stock in Poniard and wish to obtain additional information, please contact Joseph E. Levi, Esq. either via email at jlevi@zlk.com or by telephone at (212) 363-7500, toll-free: (877) 363-5972, or visit http://www.zlk.com/poniard-pharmaceuticals-pard.html.

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