CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 30, 2018--Akebia Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: AKBA), a biopharmaceutical company focused on delivering innovative therapies to patients with kidney disease through the biology of hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF), today announced that John P. Butler, President and Chief Executive Officer, will participate in the following investor conferences:

The 20 th Annual Rodman & Renshaw Global Investment Conference, sponsored by H.C. Wainwright & Co., LLC, on Thursday, September 6, 2018, at 1:45 p.m. Eastern Time, at the St. Regis New York Hotel. The 16 th Annual Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Conference on Friday, September 14, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time, at the Grand Hyatt New York.

A live webcast of the presentations will be available on the company’s website at www.akebia.com. To access, please log onto the Akebia website at least 15 minutes prior to the webcasts to ensure adequate time for any software downloads that may be required. A replay of the webcasts will be available on Akebia’s website following the conferences.

About Akebia Therapeutics

Akebia Therapeutics, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, focused on delivering innovative therapies to patients with kidney disease through hypoxia-inducible factor biology. For more information, please visit our website at  www.akebia.com, which does not form a part of this release.

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CONTACT: Akebia Therapeutics

John Garabo, 617-844-6130

Director, Corporate Communications

jgarabo@akebia.com

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA MASSACHUSETTS NEW YORK

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: HEALTH BIOTECHNOLOGY PHARMACEUTICAL GENERAL HEALTH

SOURCE: Akebia Therapeutics, Inc.

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