Lilly To Release Early-Stage Pipeline Data Targeting Key Cancer Pathways At AACR 2014

INDIANAPOLIS, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY)
will present early-stage data from several targeted cancer therapies – including
bemaciclib “beh meh sye’ klib” (LY2835219), its oral, cell-cycle inhibitor of
CDK4/6 – that make up its diverse clinical oncology pipeline during the American
Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2014 held in San Diego,
Calif. from April 5 – 9.

“Harnessing Breakthroughs – Targeting Cures” is the theme of this year’s AACR
meeting and one that is mirrored throughout Lilly’s early-stage oncology
research. Lilly’s oncology pipeline is among the most robust across the
pharmaceutical industry and includes a broad range of large and small molecules
being investigated to treat a wide range of cancers including lung, breast,
colorectal, gastric, liver and hematologic malignancies. Lilly research
presented at AACR will represent early findings from several of those
early-stage clinical agents.

Data from bemaciclib, Lilly’s CDK4/6 inhibitor LY2835219 as a potential
treatment for metastatic breast cancer, has been accepted as a late-breaking
presentation that will be included at AACR’s Clinical Trials Symposium and will
be featured in an official AACR-sponsored press conference.

“The CDK4/6 pathway is one of the most commonly implicated pathways in all
cancers, making it an important area for research,” said Richard Gaynor, M.D.,
senior vice president of product development and medical affairs for Lilly
Oncology. “The single-agent activity we’ve observed for bemaciclib is
encouraging in this setting and we believe the data support the need for further
development in metastatic breast cancer.”

Lilly’s B-Raf inhibitor LY3009120 will be highlighted at AACR’s New Drugs on the
Horizon special session where first data disclosures of promising, new
anti-cancer compounds that target key pathways will occur. There will also be an
oral presentation on Lilly’s c-MET kinase inhibitor, LY2801653.

“As we gain a better understanding about the distinct tumor biologies and other
individual characteristics that make one tumor different than another, we are
able to apply this knowledge to our development of potential new cancer
treatments, such as those we are presenting at AACR,” said Dr. Gaynor. “Each
step we take during early-stage research – both in the lab and on clinical
trials – leads us toward the same overall goal: to increase the number of
treatment options available to patients.”

Select Lilly early-stage pipeline studies, along with the times and locations of
their data sessions, are highlighted below.

bemaciclib (LY2835219)

— Abstract #CT232: Clinical Trials Symposium: Monday, April 7, 2014 1:30
pm – 1:50 pm
o Clinical activity of LY2835219, a novel cell cycle inhibitor selective
for CDK4 and CDK6, in patients with metastatic breast cancer
o Author/Speaker: Amita Patnaik, M.D., FRCP(C)
o Location: Room 25
o Note: Abstract #CT232 to be presented at AACR press conference on
April 6 at 7:30 am
B-Raf Inhibitor (LY3009120)

— Abstract #7135: New Drugs on the Horizon Special Session: Sunday, April
6, 2014 3:45 pm to 4:10 pm
o Identification of LY3009120 as a pan inhibitor of Raf isoforms and
dimer with activity against BRaf or Ras mutant tumor cells and minimal
paradoxical activation
o Author/Speaker: Sheng-Bin Peng, Ph.D.
o Location: Room 29
c-MET Inhibitor (LY2801653)

— Abstract #CT237: Clinical Trials Minisymposium: Monday, April 7, 2014
3:20 pm – 3:35 pm
o Interim results of a first-in-human Phase I study of the oral MET
kinase inhibitor, LY2801653, in patients with advanced cancer
o Author/Speaker: Jimmy Hwang, M.D.
o Location: Room 29
— Abstract #4403: Poster Presentation: Tuesday April 8, 2014 1:00 pm to
5:00 pm
o Preclinical evaluation of LY2801653, an orally bioavailable small
molecule oncokinase inhibitor, in cholangiocarcinoma models
o Author/Speaker: S. Betty Yan, Ph.D.
o Location: Hall A-E, Section 24
FGFR Inhibitor (LY2874455)

— Abstract #CT215: Poster Presentation: Monday, April 7, 2014 8:00 am to
12:00 pm
o A Phase 1 Study of LY2874455, a Fibroblast Growth Factor Receptor
Inhibitor, in Patients with Advanced Cancer
o Author/Speaker: Dr. Jeanne Tie
o Location: Hall A-E, Section 38
P-LLY

This press release contains forward-looking statements about the potential of
LY2835219, LY2801653, LY3009120 and LY2874455 as treatments for various cancers
and reflects Lilly’s current beliefs. However, as with any pharmaceutical
product, there are substantial risks and uncertainties in the process of
development and commercialization. There is no guarantee that future study
results for these products will be consistent with study findings to date, that
these products will receive regulatory approvals, or will prove to be
commercially successful. For further discussion of these and other risks and
uncertainties, see Lilly’s filings with the United States Securities and
Exchange Commission. Lilly undertakes no duty to update forward-looking
statements.

Media Inquiries:

Keri McGrath, Lilly Oncology Neil Hochman, TogoRun

317-370-8394 (mobile) 212-453-2067 (office) / 516-784-9089 (mobile)

Email: mcgrath_happe_keri_s@lilly.com Email: n.hochman@togorun.com

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