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PROMACTA(R) (eltrombopag) RECEIVES UNANIMOUS RECOMMENDATION BY FDA ADVISORY PANEL
Date:5/30/2008

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Cautionary statement regarding forward-looking statements

Under the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, GSK cautions investors that any forward-looking statements or projections made by GSK, including those made in this announcement, are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. Factors that may affect GSK's operations are described under 'Risk Factors' in the 'Business Review' in the company's Annual Report on Form 20-F for 2007.

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PROMACTA(R) is a registered trademark of GlaxoSmithKline group of companies and is the proposed trade name in the United States.

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References:

(1) US Food and Drug Administration. The Orphan Drug act (as amended). Accessed May 2008.
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