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Cardiome Announces Commercialization Partnership For BRINAVESS(TM) In Select European Markets

July 3, 2013

NASDAQ: CRME   TSX: COM

VANCOUVER, July 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Cardiome Pharma Corp. (NASDAQ: CRME /
TSX: COM) today announced an agreement with AOP Orphan Pharmaceuticals
AG, headquartered in Vienna, Austria, to commercialize BRINAVESS(TM)
(vernakalant intravenous) in select European markets. AOP Orphan will
support Cardiome in obtaining product registrations required for the
marketing and sale of BRINAVESS in the AOP Orphan countries and will
actively call on customers to promote the product.  Under terms of the
agreement, AOP Orphan has agreed to specific annual commercial goals
for BRINAVESS. Financial details of the agreement were not disclosed.

“Execution of the BRINAVESS commercial agreement with AOP Orphan
fulfills a key objective in Cardiome’s European commercialization
strategy,” said William Hunter, M.D., CEO of Cardiome. “Through the
agreement, additional physicians and patients beyond the reach of our
current sales force will have access to BRINAVESS. We are very pleased
to have partnered with such a well-known, highly experienced and
respected company.”

“We are excited to partner and work with Cardiome, and to add BRINAVESS
to our cardiovascular drug portfolio,” said Rudolf Widmann, Ph. D., CEO
of AOP Orphan. “The synergies that exist between BRINAVESS and our
cardiovascular franchise should enable us to build on our existing
customer base by offering a complementary product and develop new
customer relationships which are key to our future growth.”

The initial term of this commercial agreement begins July 1, 2013 for
the duration of three years and is renewable on an annual basis, or
longer, thereafter. The AOP Orphan countries include: Austria; Bosnia
and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Czech Republic; Estonia; Hungary;
Kazakhstan; Latvia; Lithuania; Montenegro; Macedonia; Poland; Romania;
Serbia; Slovakia; Slovenia; Switzerland; and Ukraine.

About Cardiome Pharma Corp.

Cardiome Pharma Corp. is a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the
discovery, development and commercialization of new therapies that will
improve the health of patients around the world. Cardiome has one
marketed product, BRINAVESS(TM) (vernakalant IV), approved in Europe and
other territories for the rapid conversion of recent onset atrial
fibrillation to sinus rhythm in adults.

Cardiome is traded on the NASDAQ Capital Market (CRME) and the Toronto
Stock Exchange (COM). For more information, please visit our web site
at www.cardiome.com.

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timing of decisions, made by health regulatory agencies regarding
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SOURCE Cardiome Pharma Corp.


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