VIVUS Announces Date of Third Quarter 2013 Financial Results and Conference Call

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Nov. 1, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- VIVUS, Inc. (Nasdaq:VVUS) today announced that it will report financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2013 after the NASDAQ Market closes on Tuesday, November 5, 2013. The company will conduct a conference call and an audio webcast at 4:30 pm EST the same day.

Date: November 5, 2013

Time: 4:30 PM EST

Listen via Internet: http://ir.vivus.com/

Toll-free: (877) 359-2916

International: (224) 357-2386

A webcast replay will be available on the VIVUS website for 30 days.

About VIVUS

VIVUS is a biopharmaceutical company commercializing and developing innovative, next-generation therapies to address unmet needs in obesity, sleep apnea, diabetes and sexual health. For more information about the company, please visit www.vivus.com.

Certain statements in this press release are forward-looking within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements may be identified by the use of forward-looking words such as "anticipate," "believe," "forecast," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "likely," "may," "plan," "potential," "predict," "opportunity" and "should," among others. There are a number of factors that could cause actual events to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements. VIVUS does not undertake an obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements. Investors should read the risk factors set forth in VIVUS's Form 10-K for the year ending December 31, 2012, as amended by the Form 10-K/A filed on April 30, 2013 and by the Form 10-K/A filed on June 12, 2013, and periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

CONTACT: VIVUS, Inc. Timothy E. Morris Chief Financial Officer morris@vivus.com Investor Relations: The Trout Group Brian Korb bkorb@troutgroup.com 646-378-2923

Source:VIVUS, Inc.