CytRx Corporation (Nasdaq: CYTR), a biopharmaceutical research and development company specializing in oncology, announced today its intention, subject to market and other conditions, to commence a public offering of its common stock. CytRx intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to fund clinical development of its drug candidates aldoxorubicin and tamibarotene, and for general corporate purposes, which may include working capital, capital expenditures, research and development and other commercial expenditures. Aegis Capital Corp. is acting as the sole book-running manager for the offering. CytRx is offering the shares described above pursuant to a shelf registration statement on Form S-3, including a base prospectus, that was previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and that is effective. The securities may be offered only by means of a prospectus. A preliminary prospectus supplement relating to the proposed offering will be filed with the SEC. Electronic copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement, when available, as well as the accompanying prospectus may be obtained by either contacting the representative of the underwriters (as set forth below) or by accessing the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov. Aegis Capital Corp.Prospectus Department810 Seventh Avenue, 18 th FloorNew York, New York 10019Telephone: 212-813-1010E-mail: email@example.com This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities of CytRx Corporation, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale is not permitted. About CytRx Corporation CytRx Corporation is a biopharmaceutical research and development company specializing in oncology. The CytRx oncology pipeline includes two programs in clinical development for cancer indications: aldoxorubicin (formerly known as INNO-206) and tamibarotene. With its tumor-targeted doxorubicin conjugate aldoxorubicin, CytRx has initiated an international Phase 2b clinical trial as a treatment for soft tissue sarcomas, has completed its Phase 1b/2 clinical trial primarily in the same indication, recently initiated both a Phase 2 trial for patients with advanced pancreatic ductal adenocarcinomas and a Phase 1b study of aldoxorubicin in combination with doxorubicin in patients with advanced solid tumors, and plans to meet with the FDA in the fourth quarter of 2012 to discuss a potential Phase 3 pivotal trial as a therapy for patients with soft tissue sarcomas whose tumors have progressed following treatment with chemotherapy. Tamibarotene is being tested in a double-blind, placebo-controlled, international Phase 2b clinical trial in patients with non-small-cell lung cancer, and is in a Phase 2 clinical trial as a treatment for acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL). The Company completed its evaluation of a third drug candidate, bafetinib, in the ENABLE Phase 2 clinical trial in high-risk B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia (B-CLL), and plans to seek a partner for further development of bafetinib. For more information about CytRx Corporation, visit www.cytrx.com. Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains statements relating to the proposed offering that are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Such statements involve risks and uncertainties, such as the risk that the conditions to the closing of the offering will not be satisfied. All forward-looking statements are based upon information available to CytRx on the date the statements are first published. CytRx undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.