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Array BioPharma Reports Financial Results for the Fourth Quarter and Full Year of Fiscal 2006

BOULDER, Colo., Aug. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Array BioPharma Inc. (Nasdaq: ARRY) today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year of fiscal 2006.

Array reported revenue of $10.1 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2006, compared to revenue of $12.0 million for the same period in fiscal 2005. Investment in research and development for proprietary drug discovery was $9.2 million, a $2.6 million increase over the same quarter last year, due to additional preclinical and clinical development. Array reported a net loss of $12.0 million, or ($0.31) per share, for the fourth quarter, compared to a net loss of $6.5 million, or ($0.17) per share, for the same quarter in fiscal 2005. The reported net loss for the current quarter includes a non-cash charge of $1.3 million, or ($0.03) per share, for share-based compensation expenses related to FASB Statement No. 123(R). Array ended the fourth quarter of fiscal 2006 with $70.1 million in cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities.

"We are delighted to have initiated a Phase 2 clinical trial with AstraZeneca on ARRY-142886, a MEK inhibitor for cancer, in malignant melanoma patients," said Robert E. Conway, Chief Executive Officer, Array BioPharma. "Our recently announced sale-leaseback transaction will provide $32 million in additional funding to expand and advance our exciting clinical pipeline of cancer and inflammation drugs."

    Fourth Quarter and Subsequent Accomplishments:
    Advancing Proprietary Research Programs
    *  ARRY-142886 (AZD6244), a novel MEK inhibitor, entered a randomized
       Phase 2 study initiated by AstraZeneca in malignant melanoma.
       AstraZeneca expects to enroll up to 180 patients at approximately
       40 centers worldwide.  Additional Phase 2 studies, in a range of other
       tumors, are scheduled to start over the next two to three months.

    *  Completed enrollment of cancer patients in Array's Phase 1b clinical
       trial of ARRY-142886.  We expect to present the results of this trial
       in the Fall of 2006.

    *  Continued enrolling cancer patients in a Phase 1 clinical trial for
       ARRY-334543, an oral, selective, reversible, small molecule tyrosine
       kinase inhibitor of both ErbB-2 (Her-2/neu) and EGFR.  We expect to
       present the results of this trial in the Fall of 2006.

    *  Continued a Phase 1 clinical trial in healthy volunteers for our lead
       MEK inhibitor for inflammatory disease, ARRY-438162.  ARRY-438162 was
       shown to be a potent, selective, well-tolerated MEK inhibitor and
       demonstrated efficacy in preclinical models of rheumatoid arthritis.
       We expect to present the results of this trial in the Fall of 2006.

    *  Completed regulated safety testing on Array's lead orally active,
       small molecule p38 inhibitor and are preparing an IND application to
       be submitted this fall.  The candidate is well tolerated and has
       demonstrated efficacy in preclinical models of both cancer and human
       arthritis.

    *  Continued regulated safety assessment testing on Array's lead small
       molecule Kinesin Spindle Protein (KSP) inhibitor and anticipate an IND
       filing in 2006.  The candidate has demonstrated efficacy in preclinical
       models of human cancer.

    Growing Partnered Research
    *  Selected the third and final compound for the small molecule
       anti-cancer MEK program with AstraZeneca AB, triggering a $1 million
       milestone payment from AstraZeneca to Array.

    *  Achieved a research milestone in our collaboration with Genentech, Inc.
       The milestone resulted from the nomination of a clinical candidate and
       its advancement into regulated safety assessment testing.  Array is
       entitled to additional milestone payments and potential royalties from
       Genentech based upon continued success of the program.

    *  Achieved two research milestones in our collaboration with Takeda.
       The milestones resulted from advancing lead compounds into preclinical
       development.

    Strengthening Financial Position
    *  Completed a series of agreements with our existing landlords for our
       Boulder and Longmont, Colorado facilities and with BioMed Realty Trust,
       Inc., under which we assigned options to purchase our facilities to
       BioMed.  BioMed will purchase the Boulder and Longmont facilities and
       then lease those facilities to Array through 2016.  The Boulder
       transaction was complete in July and the Longmont transaction is
       expected to close during the third quarter of calendar 2006.  Upon
       completing both transactions, Array will receive a total of
       approximately $32 million in net additional cash from the assignment
       of options.

Revenue for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2006, was $45.0 million, compared to revenue of $45.5 million for fiscal year 2005. The net loss for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2006, was $39.6 million, or ($1.02) per share, compared to a net loss $23.2 million, or ($0.68) per share, reported in fiscal year 2005. The reported net loss for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2006 includes a non-cash charge of $6.2 million, or ($0.16) per share, for share-based compensation expenses related to FASB Statement No. 123(R).

Array will hold a conference call on Tuesday, August 8, 2006, at 9:00 a.m. eastern time to discuss these results. Robert E. Conway, Chief Executive Officer, and Michael Carruthers, Chief Financial Officer, will lead the call.

Conference Call Information
Date: Tuesday, August 8, 2006
Time: 9:00 a.m. eastern time
Toll-Free: (800) 474-8920
Toll: (719) 457-2727
Pass Code: 4349418
Web Cast: www.arraybiopharma.com

A replay of the call will be available as a webcast on www.arraybiopharma.com and by phone for one week by dialing toll-free (888) 203-1112 or (719) 457-0820. The access code is 4349418.

About Array BioPharma:

Array BioPharma Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of targeted small molecule drugs to treat life threatening and debilitating diseases. Our proprietary drug development pipeline is focused on the treatment of cancer and inflammatory disease and includes clinical candidates that are designed to regulate therapeutically important targets. In addition, leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies collaborate with Array to discover and develop drug candidates across a broad range of therapeutic areas. For more information on Array, please go to www.arraybiopharma.com.

Forward-Looking Statement:

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involve significant risks and uncertainties, including those discussed in our annual report filed on form 10-K for the year ended June 30, 2005, and in other reports filed by Array with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Because these statements reflect our current expectations concerning future events, our actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of many factors. These factors include, but are not limited to, our ability to achieve and maintain profitability, the extent to which the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries are willing to in-license drug candidates for their product pipelines and to collaborate with and fund third parties for their drug discovery activities, our ability to out-license our proprietary candidates on favorable terms, our ability to continue to fund and successfully progress internal research efforts and to create effective, commercially viable drugs, risks associated with our dependence on our collaborators for the clinical development and commercialization of our out-licensed drug candidates, the ability of our collaborators and of Array to meet drug objectives, including clinical trials, tied to milestones and royalties, and our ability to attract and retain experienced scientists and management. We are providing this information as of August 7, 2006. We undertake no duty to update any forward- looking statements to reflect the occurrence of events or circumstances after the date of such statements or of anticipated or unanticipated events that alter any assumptions underlying such statements.



                             Array BioPharma Inc.
                      Condensed Statements of Operations
                   (in thousands, except per share amounts)
                                 (Unaudited)

                                Three Months Ended       Fiscal Years Ended
                                     June 30,                 June 30,
                                 2006        2005         2006         2005

    Revenue:
      Collaboration revenue     $9,527      $8,531      $37,738      $34,343
      License and milestone
       revenue                     598       3,513        7,265       11,162
        Total revenue           10,125      12,044       45,003       45,505

    Operating expenses *
      Cost of revenue (1)        9,647      10,218       39,611       38,048
      Research and development
       for proprietary
       drug discovery (2)        9,231       6,601       33,382       22,871
      Selling, general and
       administrative
       expenses (3)              3,841       2,380       13,789        9,372
        Total operating
         expenses               22,719      19,199       86,782       70,291

    Loss from operations       (12,594)     (7,155)     (41,779)     (24,786)

    Interest expense              (209)         --         (670)          --

    Interest income                760         638        2,835        1,542

    Net loss                  $(12,043)    $(6,517)    $(39,614)    $(23,244)

    Basic and diluted
     net loss per share         $(0.31)     $(0.17)      $(1.02)      $(0.68)
    Number of shares used to
     compute per share data     39,073      38,390       38,759       34,043

    *Includes stock-based
     compensation expense
      (1) Cost of revenue         $462         $--       $2,089         $113
      (2) Research and
          development for
          proprietary
          drug discovery           321          --        1,341           --
      (3) Selling, general
          and administrative
          expenses                 517          --        2,727           38
          Total                 $1,300         $--       $6,157         $151



                          Summary Balance Sheet Data
                                (in thousands)

                               June 30,    June 30,
                                 2006        2005

    Cash, cash equivalents and
     marketable securities     $70,100     $92,706
    Property, plant and
     equipment, gross           66,139      61,517
    Working capital             56,008      80,435
    Total assets               102,173     127,952
    Long-term debt              14,150      10,000
    Stockholders' equity        68,641      99,415

SOURCE Array BioPharma Inc.
08/07/2006

CONTACT: Tricia Haugeto of Array BioPharma Inc., +1-303-386-1193,
thaugeto@arraybiopharma.com
Web site: http://www.arraybiopharma.com
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