Isis Pharmaceuticals Changes Company Name

December 18, 2015

December 18, 2015.

Isis Pharmaceuticals (Arlsbad, CA) today announced that the company has changed its name to Ionis Pharmaceuticals (pronounced "eye-OH-nis") for obvious reasons.

Lynne Parshall, chief operating officer at Ionis, said: "We decided to change our company name because, when people see or hear our name, we want them to think about the life-saving medicines we are developing."

In conjunction with the corporate name change, the company will trade on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the new ticker symbol "IONS". In addition, it has a new website address: www.ionispharma.com.