Ionis Pharmaceuticals to host 2020 virtual annual meeting of stockholders

CARLSBAD, Calif., May 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: IONS) today announced that management will conduct its 2020 virtual Annual Meeting of Stockholders and provide a general corporate update on Thursday, June 4, 2020. This event will be webcast live on the internet in place of an in-person meeting. To protect the health and safety of our stockholders, directors and employees, and in compliance with federal, state and local guidance related to COVID-19, the Company will not host an in-person meeting this year.

The virtual meeting will be held on Thursday, June 4 as follows:

    --  5:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. ET (2:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. PT) - Virtual Annual
        Meeting of Stockholders. We will host the Annual Meeting via live
        webcast on the internet.
        --  All stockholders of record at the close of business on April 6, 2020
            can listen to and participate in the virtual Annual Meeting live via
            the internet at Please
            log into the event page at least 15 minutes prior to the event to
            ensure enough time to download any necessary software needed to
            watch and listen to the webcast.
        --  Stockholders will need their 16-digit control number included on
            their proxy card in order to log in, vote their shares and submit
            questions during the meeting.
        --  Stockholders without a control number should contact their brokerage
            firm at least 5 days in advance of the meeting for instructions on
            how to access the session.
        --  If you encounter any difficulties accessing the live webcast or have
            problems with the webcast during the meeting, please call the number
            listed on the login page for assistance. A replay of the Annual
            Meeting of Shareholders will not be available after the meeting.
    --  5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. ET (2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. PT) - Corporate update
        presented by Brett P. Monia, Ph.D., Ionis' chief executive officer. The
        live presentation will be available at on the day and time of the meeting.
        An archived replay of the corporate update will be available for a
        limited time following the meeting at the same website address.
        Questions may be submitted using the online platform. We will provide as
        many answers as possible within the presentation timeframe.
    --  No in-person attendance will be permitted at either session of the June
        4(th) event.

Further information, including links and materials, are available on our website at

As the leader in RNA-targeted drug discovery and development, Ionis has created an efficient, broadly applicable, drug discovery platform called antisense technology that can treat diseases where no other therapeutic approaches have proven effective. Our drug discovery platform has served as a springboard for actionable promise and realized hope for patients with unmet needs. We created the first and only approved treatment for children and adults with spinal muscular atrophy as well as the world's first RNA-targeted therapeutic approved for the treatment of polyneuropathy in adults with hereditary transthyretin amyloidosis. Our sights are set on all the patients we have yet to reach with a pipeline of more than 40 novel medicines designed to potentially treat a broad range of diseases, including neurological, cardiovascular, infectious, and pulmonary diseases.

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