NASDAQ Welcomes Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AERI) To The NASDAQ Stock Market

NEW YORK, Oct. 25, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) announced that trading of Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:AERI), a clinical stage pharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of first-in-class therapies for the treatment of patients with glaucoma and other diseases of the eye, commenced on The NASDAQ Stock Market on October 25, 2013.

Aerie's lead product candidate, AR-13324, is the first of a new dual-action drug class that was discovered by Aerie scientists. AR-13324 is a once-daily eye drop designed to reduce intraocular pressure in patients with glaucoma or ocular hypertension. Aerie's product candidate PG324 is a fixed combination of dual-action AR-13324 with latanoprost formulated in a single eye drop and is designed to lower intraocular pressure by reducing fluid inflow while also opening both of the eye's fluid drains.

Aerie is located in Bedminster, New Jersey, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, and Newport Beach, California.

"Aerie truly exemplifies the spirit of innovation through their development of novel therapeutics," said Nelson Griggs, Senior Vice President, NASDAQ OMX Corporate Client Group, "We congratulate Aerie on their initial public offering and look forward to a successful and enduring partnership in the future."

Aerie Pharmaceuticals joins a variety of cutting-edge biotechnology companies that call NASDAQ OMX home. NASDAQ has been the exchange of choice to 97 percent of biotechnology companies that have listed on the U.S. markets year-to-date in 2013.

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