Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBST) today announced that it is seeking nominations for its Science Education Leadership Award program, which honors innovative science teachers in middle and high schools throughout New England. This is the fourth straight year that Cubist has teamed up with the New England Patriots Radio Network, 98.5 The Sports Hub, and its 36-station radio network to recognize science teachers during the Patriots season. Throughout the season, a “Teacher of the Week” will be announced during the New England Patriots radio broadcast. At the end of the season, one of these teachers will be selected as the recipient of the Cubist Science Education Leadership Award and win $5,000 for the teacher’s school science department. The award winner will also have a special meet-and-greet with Patriots broadcasters at the CBS Scene in Foxboro at the final home game of the season, and a Patriots alumni player will make a special appearance at the teacher’s school. New England school administrators, teachers, students and parents are encouraged to submit nominations at www.cbsboston.com/contests. Teachers will be selected based on their innovative efforts to engage their students in the classroom. Cubist CEO Michael Bonney said, “Cubist is committed to supporting efforts that help prepare the next generation of leaders in life sciences. Teachers play a critical role in engaging young people in the world of science. Through this program, we are pleased to recognize educators who are incorporating innovative techniques in the classroom that instill enthusiasm for science and inspire students to consider pursuing careers in science-related fields.” About Cubist Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the research, development, and commercialization of pharmaceutical products that address significant unmet medical needs in the acute care environment. Cubist is headquartered in Lexington, Mass. Additional information can be found at Cubist’s web site at www.cubist.com.