Aeterna Zentaris to Announce First Quarter 2010 Financial and Operating
Results and Hold Annual Shareholder Meeting on May 13, 2010

QUEBEC CITY, May 6 /CNW Telbec/ - Aeterna Zentaris Inc. (NASDAQ: AEZS, TSX: AEZ) (the "Company"), a late-stage drug development company specialized in oncology and endocrinology, will announce its first quarter 2010 financial and operating results before market open on Thursday, May 13, 2010. The Company will host a conference call and webcast to discuss these results later that same day at 2:30 p.m., Eastern Time.

Participants may access the live webcast via the Company's website at www.aezsinc.com in the "Investors" section, or by telephone using the following numbers: in Canada, 514-807-9895 or 647-427-7450, outside Canada, 888-231-8191. A replay of the webcast will also be available on the Company's website for a period of 30 days.

The Company further announced that it will hold its Annual Shareholder Meeting also on Thursday, May 13, 2010 starting at 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time, in Rooms Jarry & Joyce of the Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel, 1201 René-Lévesque Boulevard West, in Montreal.

About Aeterna Zentaris Inc.

Aeterna Zentaris Inc. is a late-stage drug development company specialized in oncology and endocrinology. News releases and additional information are available at www.aezsinc.com.

SOURCE Aeterna Zentaris Inc.

For further information: For further information: Investor Relations: Ginette Vallières, Investor Relations Coordinator, (418) 652-8525 ext. 265, gvallieres@aezsinc.com; Media Relations: Paul Burroughs, Director of Communications, (418) 652-8525 ext. 406, pburroughs@aezsinc.com

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