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03/28/06

Cyclacel Pharmaceuticals Begins Trading On NASDAQ With CYCC Ticker Symbol

  
Cyclacel Pharmaceuticals Begins Trading On NASDAQ With CYCC Ticker Symbol

SHORT HILLS, NJ, MARCH 28, 2006 – Cyclacel Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: CYCC) announced today that it will begin trading this morning on the Nasdaq National Market system. Cyclacel common shares will trade under the ticker symbol “CYCC”. Cyclacel preferred shares will carry the ticker symbol “CYCCP”. Trading follows completion on March 27, of the previously announced transactions between Cyclacel Group plc and Xcyte Therapies, Inc.

About Cyclacel Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Cyclacel is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the discovery, development and commercialization of novel, mechanism-targeted drugs to treat human cancers and other serious disorders. The company is currently evaluating seliciclib (CYC202), an orally-available cyclin dependent kinase inhibitor, in Phase II clinical trials for the treatment of lung cancer. Sapacitabine (CYC682) is an orally-available, cell cycle modulating nucleoside analog in Phase I clinical trials for the treatment of cancer. CYC116 is an orally-available, Aurora kinase inhibitor in IND-directed preclinical development. Several additional programs are at an earlier stage.

Note: The Cyclacel logo and Cyclacel® are trademarks of Cyclacel Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Risk Factors
This news release contains certain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to be materially different from historical results or from any future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements include statements regarding, among other things, the efficacy, safety, and intended utilization of Cyclacel’s product candidates, the conduct and results of future clinical trials, plans regarding regulatory filings, future research and clinical trials and plans regarding partnering activities. Factors that may cause actual results to differ materially include the risk that product candidates that appeared promising in early research and clinical trials do not demonstrate safety and/or efficacy in larger-scale or later clinical trials, the risk that Cyclacel will not obtain approval to market its products, the risks associated with reliance on outside financing to meet capital requirements, and the risks associated with reliance on collaborative partners for further clinical trials, development and commercialization of product candidates. You are urged to consider statements that include the words "may," "will," "would," "could," "should," "believes," "estimates," "projects," "potential," "expects," "plans," "anticipates," "intends," "continues," "forecast," "designed," "goal," or the negative of those words or other comparable words to be uncertain and forward-looking. These factors and others are more fully discussed under "Risk Factors" in the registration statement on Form S-4 (File No. 333-131225) filed with the SEC in connection with the transactions.

Contacts for Cyclacel:

For Investors:
TS Communications Group, LLC (914) 921-5900
Tara Spiess

For Media:
Feinstein Kean Healthcare: (617) 577-8110
Robert Gottlieb / Courtney Harris

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