Arrowhead Added to NASDAQ Biotechnology Index®

PASADENA, Calif.--()--Arrowhead Research Corporation (NASDAQ: ARWR), a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted RNAi therapeutics, today announced that it has been selected for addition to the NASDAQ Biotechnology Index (NASDAQ: NBI) as part of the annual re-ranking which will become effective prior to market open on Monday, December 21, 2015.

The NASDAQ Biotechnology Index is designed to track the performance of a set of securities listed on The NASDAQ Stock Market® that are classified as either biotechnology or pharmaceutical according to the Industry Classification Benchmark. The NASDAQ Biotechnology Index is calculated under a modified capitalization-weighted methodology and ranked on an annual basis. All securities in the NASDAQ Biotechnology Index are listed on the NASDAQ Global Market or the NASDAQ Global Select Market and must meet certain eligibility requirements.

For more information about the NASDAQ Biotechnology Index, including eligibility criteria, visit www.nasdaq.com.

About Arrowhead Research Corporation

Arrowhead Research Corporation is a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted RNAi therapeutics. The company is leveraging its proprietary Dynamic Polyconjugate delivery platform to develop targeted drugs based on the RNA interference mechanism that efficiently silences disease-causing genes. Arrowhead’s pipeline includes ARC-520 and ARC-521 for chronic hepatitis B virus, ARC-AAT for liver disease associated with alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, ARC-F12 for hereditary angioedema and thromboembolic diseases, and ARC-HIF2 for renal cell carcinoma.

For more information please visit http://www.arrowheadresearch.com, or follow us on Twitter @ArrowRes. To be added to the Company's email list and receive news directly, please visit http://ir.arrowheadresearch.com/alerts.cfm.

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act:

This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based upon our current expectations and speak only as of the date hereof. Our actual results may differ materially and adversely from those expressed in any forward-looking statements as a result of various factors and uncertainties, including our ability to finance our operations, the future success of our scientific studies, our ability to successfully develop drug candidates, the timing for starting and completing clinical trials, rapid technological change in our markets, and the enforcement of our intellectual property rights. Arrowhead Research Corporation's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q discuss some of the important risk factors that may affect our business, results of operations and financial condition. We assume no obligation to update or revise forward-looking statements to reflect new events or circumstances.

DYNAMIC POLYCONJUGATES is a trademark of Arrowhead Research Corporation.

Contacts

Arrowhead Research Corporation
Vince Anzalone, CFA
626-304-3400
ir@arrowres.com
or
Investor Relations:
The Trout Group
Todd James
646-378-2926
ir@arrowres.com
or
Media:
Russo Partners
Matt Middleman, M.D.
212-845-4272
matt.middleman@russopartnersllc.com

Release Summary

Arrowhead Research Corp was added to the NASDAQ Biotechnology Index

Contacts

Arrowhead Research Corporation
Vince Anzalone, CFA
626-304-3400
ir@arrowres.com
or
Investor Relations:
The Trout Group
Todd James
646-378-2926
ir@arrowres.com
or
Media:
Russo Partners
Matt Middleman, M.D.
212-845-4272
matt.middleman@russopartnersllc.com