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Athersys, Inc. CEO Gil Van Bokkelen to Be Interviewed on Clear Channel Business Talk Radio DFW 1190AM

Dr. Van Bokkelen to Be Interviewed Live Today at 2:00 pm CST / 3:00 pm EST on The Traders Network Radio Show by Host Michael Yorba

CLEVELAND, OH -- (Marketwired) -- 01/09/14 -- Athersys, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHX) Chairman & CEO Gil Van Bokkelen will be interviewed live today by Michal Yorba on Clear Channel Business Talk Radio's The Traders Network. The interview will air today Thursday, January 9, 2014, at 2:00pm CST / 12:00pm PST / 3:00pm EST.

We encourage all investors, institutional analysts, industry professionals, customers and others who are interested in learning more about recent developments at Athersys to tune in and listen live via Clear Channel's iHeart Radio stream. Details below.

DETAILS
Live Interview via iHeart Radio Stream:
http://www.iheart.com/live/4276/?autoplay=true
Date: January 9, 2014
Time: 2:00pm CST | 12:00pm PST | 3:00pm EST
Network: Clear Channel
Station: DFW 1190AM
Host: Michael Yorba

Athersys is a clinical stage biotechnology company engaged in the discovery and development of therapeutic product candidates designed to extend and enhance the quality of human life. The Company is developing its MultiStem® cell therapy product, a patented, adult-derived "off-the-shelf" stem cell product platform for disease indications in the cardiovascular, neurological, inflammatory and immune disease areas. The Company currently has several clinical stage programs involving MultiStem, including for treating inflammatory bowel disease, ischemic stroke, damage caused by myocardial infarction, and for the prevention of graft-versus-host disease. Athersys has also developed a diverse portfolio that includes other technologies and product development opportunities, and has forged strategic partnerships and collaborations with leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, as well as world-renowned research institutions in the United States and Europe to further develop its platform and products. More information is available at www.athersys.com.

About Clear Channel: Clear Channel Media and Entertainment's more than 840 radio stations offer programming nationwide. Individual station brands connect with diverse audiences in local markets across the country. DFW1190AM.com Dallas-Ft. Worth, TX www.clearchannel.com

About Michael Yorba: Michael Yorba is the featured host of Clear Channels DFW 1190AM in Dallas-Ft.Worth. TX. For the past six years he has been integrally involved with the media industry in various capacities including building an IPTV Network, developing, producing and hosting a daily one hour talk show called Commodity Classics, and then later The Traders Network, defined as an audience empowered interactive financial program that has been broadcast live on Internet, television and radio. His focus has been on derivative portfolio analysis for individual and corporate clients through the use of futures and futures options, managed funds, and Forex. www.yorbamedia.com.

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