Chimerix to Announce Fourth Quarter Financial Results on March 7, 2014

DURHAM, N.C., Feb. 27, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Chimerix, Inc. (Nasdaq:CMRX), a biopharmaceutical company developing novel, oral antivirals in areas of high unmet medical need, announced today that it will report financial results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2013, on Friday, March 7, 2014, before the market opens. Chimerix's management team will host a live conference call and audio webcast at 8:30 a.m. ET on Friday, March 7, 2014 to discuss the Company's results in detail.

To access the live conference call, please dial 877-354-4056 (domestic) or 678-809-1043 (international) at least five minutes prior to the start time and refer to conference ID 3880607. A live audio webcast of the call will also be available on the Investors section of the company's website, www.chimerix.com. An archived webcast will be available on the Chimerix website approximately two hours after the event.

About Chimerix

Chimerix is a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to developing and commercializing novel, oral antivirals in areas of high unmet medical need. Chimerix's proprietary technology has given rise to two clinical-stage nucleotide analog lipid-conjugates, brincidofovir (CMX001) and CMX157, which have demonstrated the potential for enhanced activity and safety in convenient, orally administered dosing regimens. Chimerix's lead product candidate, brincidofovir, is an oral nucleotide analog that has shown broad-spectrum activity against all five families of dsDNA viruses that affect humans, including CMV, AdV, BKV and herpes simplex viruses. In the third quarter of 2013, Chimerix initiated the Phase 3 SUPPRESS trial of brincidofovir for the prevention of CMV infection in adult HCT recipients, also known as bone marrow transplants. Brincidofovir has received Fast Track designation by the FDA, and the Phase 3 data, if positive, may support Accelerated Approval of brincidofovir for the prevention of CMV infection in adult HCT recipients. Chimerix continues to work with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) to develop brincidofovir as a medical countermeasure against smallpox. Chimerix's second product candidate, CMX157, an oral nucleotide analog for treatment of HIV infection, was licensed to Merck in July 2012. For further information, please visit Chimerix's website, www.chimerix.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements contained in this press release regarding matters that are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Because such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Risks are described more fully in Chimerix's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including without limitation its most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, its most recently filed reports on Form 8-K and other documents subsequently filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements contained in this press release speak only as of the date on which they were made. Chimerix undertakes no obligation to update such statements to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date on which they were made.

CONTACT: CHIMERIX CONTACT: Joseph T. Schepers Executive Director, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications jschepers@chimerix.com 919-287-4125Source:Chimerix, Inc.