UPCOMING DEADLINE: LEVI & KORSINSKY, LLP Notifies Investors of Class Action Against INTERCEPT PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. and Its Board of Directors and a Lead Plaintiff Deadline of April 22, 2014 -- ICPT

NEW YORK, Feb. 25, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Levi & Korsinsky announces that a class action lawsuit has been commenced in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York on behalf of investors who purchased Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("Intercept" or the "Company") (Nasdaq:ICPT) common stock between January 9, 2014 and January 10, 2014.

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On January 9, 2014, Intercept announced that its Phase 2 trial of drug compound obeticholic acid (OCA) had been stopped early based on interim analysis showing that the primary endpoint had been met. Upon this news, shares of Intercept surged over 500 percent. Then on January 10, 2014, the National Institutes of Health issued a statement noting that while the efficacy primary endpoint had been met, participants in the study who had received OCA experienced "lipid abnormalities," including higher levels of "bad" LDL cholesterol. On this news, Intercept stock dropped from its $445.83 per share closing price on January 10, 2014 to close at $255.12 per share on January 14, 2014.

If you suffered a loss in Intercept you have until April 22, 2014 to request that the Court appoint you as lead plaintiff. Your ability to share in any recovery doesn't require that you serve as a lead plaintiff. To obtain additional information, contact Joseph E. Levi, Esq. either via email at jlevi@zlk.com or by telephone at (212) 363-7500, toll-free: (877) 363-5972, or visit http://zlk.9nl.com/intercept-pharmaceuticals.

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CONTACT: Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Joseph Levi, Esq. Eduard Korsinsky, Esq. 30 Broad Street - 24th Floor New York, NY 10004 Tel: (212) 363-7500 Toll Free: (877) 363-5972 Fax: (212) 363-7171 www.zlk.comSource:Levi & Korsinsky, LLP