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GW Pharmaceuticals to Report Q1 2014 Financial Results and Host Conference Call on 5 February, 2014

LONDON, Jan. 29, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GW Pharmaceuticals plc (Nasdaq:GWPH) (AIM:GWP) ("GW" or "the Company"), a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing and commercializing novel therapeutics from its proprietary cannabinoid product platform, will announce on 5 February, 2014 its first quarter financial results for the period ending 31 December, 2013. GW will also host a conference call the same day at 1:00 p.m. GMT (8:00 a.m. EST).

Conference call information will be provided in the financial results press release. A replay of the call will also be available through the Company's website (www.gwpharm.com) shortly after the call.

About GW Pharmaceuticals plc

Founded in 1998, GW is a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing and commercializing novel therapeutics from its proprietary cannabinoid product platform in a broad range of disease areas. GW commercialized the world's first plant-derived cannabinoid prescription drug, Sativex®, which is approved for the treatment of spasticity due to multiple sclerosis in 25 countries. Sativex is also in Phase 3 clinical development as a potential treatment of pain in people with advanced cancer. This Phase 3 program is intended to support the submission of a New Drug Application for Sativex in cancer pain with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and in other markets around the world. GW has a deep pipeline of additional cannabinoid product candidates, including Epidiolex which has received Orphan Drug Designation from the FDA for the treatment of Dravet syndrome, a severe infantile-onset, genetic, drug-resistant epilepsy syndrome. Our product pipeline also includes compounds in Phase 1 and 2 clinical development for glioma, ulcerative colitis, type‑2 diabetes, and schizophrenia.

CONTACT: Enquiries: GW Pharmaceuticals plc Justin Gover, CEO +44 1980 557000 Stephen Schultz, VP Investor Relations + 1 401 500 6570 FTI Consulting Ben Atwell / Simon Conway / John Dineen (European media enquiries) +44 20 7831 3113 Robert Stanislaro (US media enquiries) +1 212 850 5657 Trout Group, LLC (US investor relations) Todd James / Chad Rubin +1 646 378 2900Source:GW Pharmaceuticals plc