Biogen Idec to Report Third Quarter 2008 Financial Results on October 21, 2008

Tuesday, September 30, 2008 5:03 pm EDT

Dateline:

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.

Public Company Information:

NASDAQ:
BIIB
US09062X1037

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Biogen Idec Inc. (NASDAQ: BIIB) today announced it will report third quarter 2008 financial results on Tuesday, October 21, 2008, before the financial markets open.

Following the release of the financials, the Company will host a live webcast where Biogen Idec management will discuss the financial results, at 8:30 am ET. To access the live webcast, please go to Biogen Idecs website at investor.biogenidec.com. Following the live webcast, an archived version of the call will be available at the same URL, for one month.

About Biogen Idec

Biogen Idec creates new standards of care in therapeutic areas with high unmet medical needs. Founded in 1978, Biogen Idec is a global leader in the discovery, development, manufacturing, and commercialization of innovative therapies. Patients in more than 90 countries benefit from Biogen Idec's significant products that address diseases such as lymphoma, multiple sclerosis, and rheumatoid arthritis. For product labeling, press releases and additional information about the company, please visit www.biogenidec.com.

Contact:

Biogen Idec
Heidi Brewster, 877-420-2442