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This press release contains "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of Section 21A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and is subject to the safe harbor created thereby. These statements are typically preceded by words such as "believes," "expects," "anticipates," "intends," "will," "may," "should," or similar expressions. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of a number of risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, expectations regarding the advancement of drug candidates in the clinic; the Company's ability to develop the current and future pipeline into commercially viable drugs; the expectations regarding our clinical trials including the timing of clinical proof of concept data from these trials. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to: the outcomes of the on-going clinical trials; risks and uncertainties related to the research and development of SGI-110. References made to the discussion of risk factors are detailed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission including reports on its most recently filed Form 10-K and Form 10-Q. These forward-looking statements are made only as of the date hereof, and we disclaim any obligation to update or revise the information contained in any such forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
CONTACT: Timothy L. Enns         Astex Pharmaceuticals, Inc.         Senior Vice President         Corporate Communications & Marketing         Tel:  +1 (925) 560-2810         E-mail:  tim.enns@astx.com                  Alan Roemer         The Trout Group         Managing Director         Tel:  +1 (646) 378-2945         E-mail: aroemer@troutgroup.com                  Susanna Chau         Astex Pharmaceuticals, Inc.         Manager         Investor Relations         Tel:  +1 (925) 560-2845         E-mail:  susanna.chau@astx.com                  Kari Watson         MacDougall Biomedical Communications         Senior Vice President         Tel: +1 (781) 235-3060         E-mail: kwatson@macbiocom.com

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