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Evoke Pharma Announces Closing of Initial Public Offering of 2,100,000 Shares of Common Stock

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 30, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Evoke Pharma, Inc. (Nasdaq:EVOK), a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on treatments for gastrointestinal (GI) diseases, today announced the closing of its previously announced initial public offering of common stock. The Company sold a total of 2,100,000 shares of its common stock, at an initial public offering price of $12.00 per share. The gross proceeds to Evoke Pharma from the initial public offering were $25,200,000, before underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses. Evoke Pharma has granted the representative of the underwriters a 30 day option to purchase up to 315,000 additional shares of common stock from the Company to cover over-allotments, if any.

Aegis Capital Corp. acted as sole book-running manager for the offering.

Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. and Feltl and Company, Inc. acted as co-managers for the offering.

A registration statement relating to these securities was declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission on September 24, 2013.

This offering was made only by means of a prospectus. Copies of the prospectus relating to this offering may be obtained by contacting Aegis Capital Corp., Prospectus Department, 810 Seventh Avenue, 18th Floor, New York, NY 10019, telephone: 212-813-1010, e-mail: prospectus@aegiscap.com.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of, these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

About Evoke Pharma, Inc.

Evoke Pharma is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused primarily on the development of drugs to treat GI disorders and diseases. The Company is developing EVK-001, a metoclopramide nasal spray for the relief of symptoms associated with acute and recurrent diabetic gastroparesis in women with diabetes mellitus. Diabetic gastroparesis is a GI disorder afflicting millions of sufferers worldwide, in which the stomach takes too long to empty its contents resulting in serious digestive system symptoms. Metoclopramide is the only product currently approved in the United States to treat gastroparesis, and is currently available only in oral and intravenous forms. EVK-001 is a novel formulation of this drug, designed to provide systemic delivery of metoclopramide through intranasal administration.

CONTACT: Investor Contact: The Ruth Group Stephanie Carrington Tel: 646-536-7017 scarrington@theruthgroup.com Media Contact: The Ruth Group Aaron Estrada Tel: 646-536-7028 aaestrada@theruthgroup.comSource: Evoke Pharma