TRIPOS REAFFIRMS COMMITMENT TO PURSUING STRATEGIC ALTERNATIVES

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Tripos, Inc. announced at its annual meeting of stockholders yesterday that its board of directors had reaffirmed its commitment to exploring strategic alternatives to maximize shareholder value and enhance growth prospects for Tripos. As previously disclosed, such alternatives include, but are not limited to, a sale or merger of Tripos, going private, and separating its informatics and research businesses. Tripos does not plan to make future comments on this process unless there are material developments.

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