Noven Announces Upcoming Investor Events

-- Noven Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:NOVN) today announced two upcoming events of interest to Noven shareholders and other investors.

Robert C. Strauss, Noven’s President, CEO & Chairman, will provide an update on Noven’s business and prospects at the Banc of America Securities Health Care Conference in Las Vegas on May 18, 2005, at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time (4:00 p.m. Pacific Time). The public is invited to listen to the presentation live via webcast at www.noven.com, and a rebroadcast will be available at the same site.

Noven also announced that it will hold its Annual Meeting of Shareholders on May 24, 2005, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time at its corporate headquarters in Miami, Florida. Live audio as well as a rebroadcast of the meeting will be available at www.noven.com.

Noven Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a leading developer of advanced transdermal drug delivery technologies and prescription transdermal products.

Contact:
Joseph C. Jones
Vice President – Corporate Affairs
Noven Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
305-253-1916