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Cell Therapeutics, Inc. (CTIC) to Join Russell 3000® and Russell Global Indexes



6/17/2013 8:50:39 AM

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SEATTLE, June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cell Therapeutics, Inc. ("CTI") (NASDAQ: CTIC and MTA: CTIC) announced today that it is set to join the broad-market Russell 3000® and Russell Global Indexes when Russell Investments reconstitutes its comprehensive set of U.S. and global equity indexes on June 28, 2013, according to a preliminary list of additions posted on June 14, 2013 and available at www.russell.com/indexes. Annual reconstitution of Russell's U.S. indexes captures the 4,000 largest U.S. stocks as of the end of May, ranking them by total market capitalization. Membership in the Russell 3000® Index, which remains in place for one year, means automatic inclusion in the large-cap Russell 1000® Index or small-cap Russell 2000® Index as well as the appropriate growth and value style indexes. Membership in the Russell Global Index, which remains in place for one year, means automatic inclusion in the appropriate large-cap, small-cap, all-cap indexes as well as the applicable style, sector and country indexes. Russell determines membership for its equity indexes primarily by objective, market capitalization rankings and style attributes.

Russell indexes are widely used by investment managers and institutional investors for index funds and as benchmarks for both passive and active investment strategies. Approximately $4.1 trillion in assets are benchmarked to the Russell Indexes.

About Russell Investments

Russell Investments (Russell) is a global asset manager and one of only a few firms that offers actively managed multi-asset portfolios and services that include advice, investments and implementation. Russell stands with institutional investors, financial advisors and individuals working with their advisors using the firm's core capabilities that extend across capital market insights, manager research, portfolio construction, portfolio implementation and indexes to help each achieve their desired investment outcomes.

Russell has more than $173 billion in assets under management (as of 3/31/2013) and works with over 2,500 institutional clients, independent distribution partners and individual investors globally. As a consultant to some of the largest pools of capital in the world, Russell has $2.6 trillion in assets under advisement (as of 12/31/2012). It has four decades of experience researching and selecting investment managers and meets annually with more than 2,200 managers around the world. Russell traded more than $1.4 trillion in 2012 through its implementation services business.

About Cell Therapeutics, Inc.

CTI (NASDAQ and MTA: CTIC) is a biopharmaceutical company committed to the development and commercialization of an integrated portfolio of oncology products aimed at making cancer more treatable. CTI is headquartered in Seattle, WA. For additional information and to sign up for email alerts and get RSS feeds, please visit www.CellTherapeutics.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release includes forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties, the outcome of which could materially and/or adversely affect actual future results and the trading price of our securities. Specifically, the risks and uncertainties include risks associated with preclinical and clinical developments in the biopharmaceutical industry in general and CTI in particular, including determinations by regulatory, patent and administrative governmental authorities, competitive factors, technological developments, costs of developing products; CTI's ability to continue to raise capital as needed to fund its operations; the impact of CTI's inclusion in the Russell 3000® Index and/or the Russell Global Index; the impact of a determination by Russell Investments not to include CTI in the Russell 3000® Index and/or the Russell Global Index; even if CTI is included in the Russell 3000® Index and/or the Russell Global Index, there is no guarantee that CTI will continue to be included; and the risk factors listed or described from time to time in CTI's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission including, without limitation, CTI's most recent filings on Forms 10-K, 10-Q, and 8-K. Except as may be required by law, CTI does not intend to update or alter its forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise

CTI Media and Investor Contacts:
Monique Greer
+1 206.272.4343
mgreer@ctiseattle.com

Ed Bell
+1 206.282.7100
invest@ctiseattle.com

In Europe
CTI Life Sciences Limited, Milan Branch
Laura Villa
E: CTI_EUInvestors@CTI-Lifesciences.com
T: +39 02 89659700
http://www.celltherapeutics.com/italiano

SOURCE Cell Therapeutics, Inc.



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