Gilead Sciences to Release Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2001 Financial Results On Thursday, January 31, 2002; Conference Call and Webcast to Follow

FOSTER CITY, Calif., Jan 29, 2002 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Gilead Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq:GILD) announced today that its fourth quarter and year-end 2001 financial results will be released on Thursday, January 31, 2002, at 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. At 4:30 p.m. Gilead will webcast a conference call live on the company's internet site. The call will be led by John Martin, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, and Sharon Surrey-Barbari, Chief Financial Officer.

To access the live call or the seven-day archive via the internet, log on to Please connect to the company's website at least 15 minutes prior to the conference call to ensure adequate time for any software download that may be needed to hear the webcast. Alternatively, please call 800/215-1640 (U.S.) or 212/346-7424 (international). Telephone replay is available approximately one hour after the call through 7:00 p.m. EST, February 3, 2002. To access, please call 800/633-8284 (U.S.) or 858/812-6440 (international). The conference ID number is 20280957.

Gilead Sciences is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes therapeutics to advance the care of patients suffering from life-threatening diseases worldwide. The company has five marketed products and focuses its research and clinical programs on anti-infectives, including antivirals, antifungals and antibacterials. Headquartered in Foster City, CA, Gilead has operations in the United States, Europe and Australia.

For more information on Gilead Sciences, please visit our Web site at or call the Gilead Corporate Communications Department at 1-800-GILEAD-5 (800/445-3235).

CONTACT:          Gilead Sciences, Foster City
                  Susan Hubbard, 650/522-5715

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