bluebird bio to Host a Conference Call to Discuss Initial Results from the HGB-205 Study in Beta-Thalassemia Major Subjects

Conference call at 8:00am EDT on Monday, June 16, 2014

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

bluebird bio, Inc. (BLUE), a clinical-stage company committed to developing potentially transformative gene therapies for severe genetic and orphan diseases, today announced it was hosting a conference call to review the initial results from the HGB-205 Study to be presented on Saturday June 14, 2014 at 04:15 pm CET (10.15 am EDT) at the 19th Annual Congress of the European Hematology Association (EHA) in Milan, Italy.

Conference Call and Webcast

bluebird bio will host a conference call at 8:00 am EDT on Monday, June 16, 2014 to discuss the initial results from its HGB-205 Study. Investors may listen to the webcast of the conference call live on the "Calendar of Events" section of bluebird bio’s website, www.bluebirdbio.com. Alternatively, investors may listen to the call: dialing (844) 825-4408 from locations in the U.S. and (315) 625-3227 from outside the U.S. The webcast replay will be available for at least 48 hours following the call.

Other Upcoming Conferences

Management will also be presenting at the Jefferies Gene Therapy Summit on June 16, 2014 at the W Hotel, Boston, Massachusetts; the Wells Fargo Healthcare Conference on Wednesday June 18, 2014 at the Intercontinental Hotel, Boston, Massachusetts; the Piper Jaffray GenomeRx Symposium on June 23, 2014 at the Yale Club, New York, New York and the JMP Healthcare Conference on June 25, 2014 at the Westin NY Grand Central, New York.

To access a simultaneous webcast of the Wells Fargo and JMP presentations via the internet, log on to the "Calendar of Events" section on the Investor and Media page of the bluebird bio website at http://investor.bluebirdbio.com. Please connect to the website at least ten minutes prior to the start of the presentation to ensure adequate time for a reliable connection and any software download that may be necessary for the webcast.

A replay of the webcasts will be available on bluebird bio website for ninety days following the conference. The investor presentation will be available for download in PDF format immediately following the presentation in the "Calendar of Events" section of the Investor and Media page of the bluebird bio's website at http://investor.bluebirdbio.com.

About bluebird bio, Inc.

bluebird bio is a clinical-stage company committed to developing potentially transformative gene therapies for severe genetic and orphan diseases. bluebird bio has two clinical-stage programs in development. The most advanced product candidate, Lenti-D, is in a recently-initiated phase 2/3 study, the Starbeam Study, for the treatment of childhood cerebral adrenoleukodystrophy (CCALD), a rare, hereditary neurological disorder affecting young boys. The next most advanced product candidate, LentiGlobin, BB305 is currently in two phase 1/2 studies, one in the US (the Northstar Study) and one in France (HGB-205), for the treatment of beta-thalassemia major. The phase 1/2 HGB-205 study also allows enrollment of patient(s) with sickle cell disease, and bluebird bio is planning a separate U.S. sickle cell disease trial (HGB-206).

bluebird bio also has an early-stage chimeric antigen receptor-modified T cell (CAR-T) program for oncology in collaboration with Celgene Corporation.

bluebird bio has operations in Cambridge, Massachusetts and Paris, France. For more information, please visit www.bluebirdbio.com

Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding the advancement of, and anticipated milestones related to the Company’s product candidates and clinical studies. Any forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations of future events and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially and adversely from those set forth in or implied by such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the risk of cessation or delay of any of the ongoing or planned clinical studies and/or our development of our product candidates, the risk of a delay in the enrollment of patients in the Company’s clinical studies, the risk that the results of previously conducted studies involving similar product candidates will not be repeated or observed in ongoing or future studies involving current product candidates, the risk that our collaboration with Celgene will not continue or will not be successful, and the risk that any one or more of our product candidates will not be successfully developed and commercialized. For a discussion of other risks and uncertainties, and other important factors, any of which could cause our actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see the section entitled “Risk Factors” in our most recent annual report on Form 10-K, as well as discussions of potential risks, uncertainties, and other important factors in our subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All information in this press release is as of the date of the release, and bluebird bio undertakes no duty to update this information unless required by law.

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Contact:
Investor Relations:
bluebird bio, Inc.
Richard E. T. Smith, Ph.D., 339-499-9382
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Media Contact:
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Dan Budwick, 973-271-6085
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