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Chiron Makes Genital Herpes Vaccine Announcement.

EMERYVILLE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 25, 1996--Chiron Corp. (NASDAQ: CHIR) announced today that its preliminary analysis of data available from prophylactic genital herpes vaccine trials conducted by its Chiron Vaccines business unit does not indicate efficacy for the product. Based upon these results, the company does not intend to pursue a Product License Application (PLA) for this product. Further analysis of the data is underway. Complete results will be reported by clinical investigators in appropriate scientific forums.

Chiron Corp., headquartered in Emeryville, near San Francisco, is a science-driven healthcare company that combines diagnostic, vaccine and therapeutic strategies for controlling disease. Chiron participates in four global markets: diagnostics, including immunodiagnostics, critical care diagnostics, and new quantitative probe tests; pediatric and adult vaccines; therapeutics, with an emphasis on oncology and infectious diseases; and ophthalmic surgical products for the correction of vision.

Chiron also has research programs underway in gene therapy and gene transfer, combinatorial transfer, combinatorial chemistry, cardiovascular disease and critical care. Chiron had total revenues of $1.1 billion for the year ended Dec. 31, 1995.

CONTACT: Chiron Corp., Emeryville

Larry Kurtz, 510/923-2476
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