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Chiesi Partnership with Durham Bulls Closes Season with $15,000 to Area Nonprofits

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The company’s presenting strikeout partnership is a homerun for three local charities

CARY, N.C., Sept. 06, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Leading into the first pitch at the Durham Bulls August 31 home game against the Norfolk Tides, Chiesi (key-A-zee), a Cary-based specialty pharmaceutical company, culminated its strikeout presenting partnership with the Bulls in an on-field game ball and check presentation of $5,000 each to three local nonprofits – Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, Children’s Flight of Hope and Me Fine Foundation.

“It was an absolute pleasure honoring these organizations and supporting their incredible work that serves the Triangle’s most vulnerable populations,” said Josh Franklin, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Corporate Development, Chiesi, who presented the checks and game ball to the nonprofit leaders. “Our strong ties with youth-related organizations through our Chiesi in the Community initiative created a natural fit with the family-oriented Durham Bulls. We’re pleased to close the summer with this homerun impact in our community, and thankful to the Bulls for making this partnership possible.”

As part of its Chiesi in the Community program, the company pledged to donate to three area charities for every strikeout a Bulls pitcher recorded. The recipient organizations were featured for 23 consecutive home games during the Bulls’ successful season, collecting 630 home strikeouts as of August 14.

About Chiesi USA
Chiesi USA, Inc., headquartered in Cary, N.C., is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on commercialization of products for the hospital, rare disease and target office-based specialties. Key elements of the company’s strategy are to focus its commercial and development efforts in the hospital and adjacent specialty product sector within the U.S. pharmaceutical marketplace; continue to seek opportunities to acquire companies, marketed or registration-stage products and late-stage development products that fit within the Company's focus areas. Chiesi USA, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Chiesi Farmaceutici S.p.A. For more information, visit www.chiesiusa.com.

About Chiesi in the Community
Chiesi in the Community is Chiesi USA’s employee-led corporate social responsibility program. The mission of the program is to improve the health and well-being of the communities where we live and serve. The program is comprised of four main pillars: Stakeholder Engagement, Local Sociocultural Enhancement, Therapeutic Areas and Keystone Initiative. Chiesi works with many nonprofits in the Triangle area focused on underserved youth. In addition to local nonprofit support, the company’s Keystone Initiative is focused on local elementary schools; working with staff, parents and local partners to implement sustainable programs designed to make positive change in the overall student learning experience. On a national scale, Chiesi continues to support the efforts of groups within the therapeutic areas they serve, such as the March of Dimes, American Heart Association and cystic fibrosis nonprofits.

Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc. is a diversified communications company which owns and/or operates WRAL-TV, WRAL Digital, WRAZ-TV, WRAZ Digital, WRAL-FM, WRAL-HD2, WCMC-FM, WCMC-HD1, WDNC-AM, WCMC-HD2, WCMC-HD3, WCLY-AM, WCMC-HD4, Microspace, CBC New Media Group and Wolfpack Sports Properties (a joint venture with Learfield) in Raleigh, NC; WILM-TV, WILT-LD and Sunrise Broadcasting in Wilmington, NC; The Durham Bulls Baseball Club, Bull City Hospitality and Bull Durham Beer Co., and the American Underground startup hub in Durham, NC; Holly Springs Salamanders in Holly Springs, NC; and real estate interests including the American Tobacco Historic District in Durham, NC, and Rocky Mount Mills in Rocky Mount, NC.

Media: FleishmanHillard, Elizabeth Romero, (919) 457-0749, (954) 461-7648, elizabeth.romero@fleishman.com

Chiesi Business Development: Josh Franklin, (919) 678-6520, josh.franklin@chiesi.com

Durham Bulls: Matt Sutor, (919) 687-6574, msutor@durhambulls.com

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