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CV Therapeutics Reports Option Grants Under Nasdaq Marketplace Rule 4350

PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CV Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: CVTX) announced today that, in accordance with Nasdaq marketplace rule 4350, the Company issued new inducement stock options to 14 non-executive officers due to additional hiring, primarily in connection with its commercialization efforts in the United States.

The inducement stock options cover an aggregate 23,600 shares of common stock and are classified as non-qualified stock options with an exercise price equal to the fair market value on the grant date. The options have a 10 year term and vest over four years as follows: 20 percent of these options will vest on the date one year from the optionee's hire date, 20 percent of the options will vest in monthly increments during each of the second and third years, and 40 percent of the options will vest in monthly increments during the fourth year (in all cases subject to the terms and conditions of CV Therapeutics 2004 Employment Commencement Incentive Plan).

About CV Therapeutics

CV Therapeutics, Inc., headquartered in Palo Alto, California, is a biopharmaceutical company focused on applying molecular cardiology to the discovery, development and commercialization of novel, small molecule drugs for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases.

CV Therapeutics' approved product, Ranexa(R) (ranolazine extended-release tablets) is indicated for the treatment of chronic angina in patients who have not achieved an adequate response with other antianginal drugs, and should be used in combination with amlodipine, beta-blockers or nitrates.

CV Therapeutics also has other clinical and preclinical drug development candidates and programs, including regadenoson, which is being developed for potential use as a pharmacologic stress agent in myocardial perfusion imaging studies and CVT-6883, which is being developed as a potential treatment for cardiopulmonary diseases. Regadenoson and CVT-6883 have not been determined by any regulatory authorities to be safe or effective in humans for any use.

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