SOURCE: Theravance, Inc.

Theravance, Inc.

March 02, 2009 18:30 ET

Theravance Announces New Employment Inducement Award

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - March 2, 2009) - Theravance, Inc. (NASDAQ: THRX) today reported that an equity award was made to one new employee. Pursuant to Nasdaq Marketplace Rule 4350(i)(1)(A)(iv), the equity award was granted under the Theravance, Inc. 2008 New Employee Equity Incentive Plan, which the Board of Directors of Theravance adopted to facilitate the granting of equity awards to new employees. In accordance with Nasdaq rules, this grant was made under an equity incentive plan without stockholder approval. Nasdaq rules require a public announcement of equity awards to be made under this type of plan. One employee was granted 10,000 restricted stock units, which vest over approximately four years assuming continued employment. No executive officers received any award under this plan.

About Theravance

Theravance is a biopharmaceutical company with a pipeline of internally discovered product candidates. Theravance is focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of small molecule medicines across a number of therapeutic areas including respiratory disease, bacterial infections and gastrointestinal motility dysfunction. The company's key programs include: telavancin for the treatment of serious Gram-positive bacterial infections with Astellas Pharma Inc. and the Horizon program and Bifunctional Muscarinic Antagonist-Beta2 Agonist (MABA) program with GlaxoSmithKline plc. By leveraging its proprietary insight of multivalency toward drug discovery focused primarily on validated targets, Theravance is pursuing a next generation strategy designed to discover superior medicines in areas of significant unmet medical need. For more information, please visit the company's web site at

THERAVANCE®, the Theravance logo, and MEDICINES THAT MAKE A DIFFERENCE® are registered trademarks of Theravance, Inc.

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    Michael W. Aguiar
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