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SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Pomerantz Law Firm Reminds Shareholders with Losses on their Investment in Aratana Therapeutics, Inc. of Class Action Lawsuit and Upcoming Deadline - PETX

NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / March 10, 2017 / Pomerantz LLP announces that a class action lawsuit has been filed against Aratana Therapeutics, Inc. ("Aratana" or the "Company") (PETX) and certain of its officers. The class action, filed in United States District Court, Southern District of New York, is on behalf of a class consisting of investors who purchased or otherwise acquired Aratana securities, seeking to recover compensable damages caused by defendants' violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

If you are a shareholder who purchased Aratana securities between March 16, 2015 and February 3, 2017, both dates inclusive, you have until April 7, 2017 to ask the Court to appoint you as Lead Plaintiff for the class. A copy of the Complaint can be obtained at www.pomerantzlaw.com. To discuss this action, contact Robert S. Willoughby at rswilloughby@pomlaw.com or 888.476.6529 (or 888.4-POMLAW), toll free, ext. 9980. Those who inquire by e-mail are encouraged to include their mailing address, telephone number, and number of shares purchased.

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Aratana Therapeutics, Inc. is a development-stage biopharmaceutical company that develops biomedical therapeutics for animals. The Company offers various products to treat pain and inflammation associated with serious medical conditions in pets. One of the Company's key products is ENTYCE, also known as AT-002 (capromorelin oral solution), an appetite stimulant for dogs.

The Complaint alleges that throughout the Class Period, Defendants made materially false and/or misleading statements, as well as failed to disclose material adverse facts about the Company's business, operations, and prospects. Specifically, Defendants made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (i) Aratana did not have manufacturing contracts in place sufficient to support manufacturing of ENTYCE at a commercial scale; (ii) consequently, ENTYCE was not likely to be commercially available until late 2017; (iii) accordingly, Aratana had misled investors with respect to the likely timeline for a commercial launch of ENTYCE; and (iv) as a result of the foregoing, Aratana's public statements were materially false and misleading at all relevant times.

On February 6, 2017, Aratana disclosed that the Center for Veterinary Medicine ("CVM") had requested more information about ENTYCE. Aratana advised investors that the CVM's request was "in connection with the Company's post-approval supplement request to transfer the manufacturing of ENTYCE to a new vendor in order to produce ENTYCE at a commercial scale" and that the Company "now anticipates that ENTYCE...will be commercially available by late 2017."

On this news, Aratana's share price fell $1.44, or 17.93%, to close at $6.59 on February 6, 2017.

The Pomerantz Firm, with offices in New York, Chicago, Florida, and Los Angeles, is acknowledged as one of the premier firms in the areas of corporate, securities, and antitrust class litigation. Founded by the late Abraham L. Pomerantz, known as the dean of the class action bar, the Pomerantz Firm pioneered the field of securities class actions. Today, more than 80 years later, the Pomerantz Firm continues in the tradition he established, fighting for the rights of the victims of securities fraud, breaches of fiduciary duty, and corporate misconduct. The Firm has recovered numerous multimillion-dollar damages awards on behalf of class members. See www.pomerantzlaw.com.

SOURCE: Pomerantz LLP