Alcobra to Host Investor Forum and Webcast on July 15 in New York City

TEL AVIV, Israel, July 7, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Alcobra Ltd. (Nasdaq:ADHD), an emerging pharmaceutical company focused on the development of new medications to help patients with cognitive disorders, including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Fragile X Syndrome, announced today that it will host an Investor Forum on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 from 8am-9:30am Eastern Time in New York City. Dr. Craig Surman, MD, an expert in the management of adult ADHD will offer insights into the diagnosis and management of adult ADHD, and current therapeutic options and unmet medical needs in ADHD. Alcobra's executive management team will provide an evidence-based overview of the commercial potential for its lead product, Metadoxine Extended Release (MDX), in ADHD based on recently completed primary and secondary research and analysis. Management will also provide an update on the ongoing development program for MDX.

Dr. Craig Surman, MD, is the Scientific Coordinator for the Adult ADHD Research Program of the Clinical and Research Programs in Pediatric Psychopharmacology and Adult ADHD at Massachusetts General Hospital, and is an Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Surman's research strives to improve the assessment and treatment of ADHD in adulthood, as well as to better characterize the impact of ADHD and its relationship to comorbid illnesses.

The presentations, followed by a question-and-answer session, will be webcast live beginning at 8am Eastern Time. The webcast and accompanying presentation materials will be accessible live and archived on the Investor Relations section of Alcobra's website at

About Alcobra Ltd.

Alcobra Ltd. is an emerging pharmaceutical company primarily focused on the development and commercialization of a proprietary drug candidate, MDX (Metadoxine Extended Release (MG01CI)), to treat cognitive disorders including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Fragile X Syndrome. MDX has completed multiple Phase II studies in adults with ADHD and has completed enrollment in a Phase III study in adults with ADHD. The company expects to begin separate Phase IIb trials in pediatric ADHD and Fragile X Syndrome in 2014. The company was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel. For more information please visit the Company's website,, the content of which is not incorporated herein by reference.

Forward Looking Statements – This press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and other Federal securities laws. Because such statements deal with future events and are based on Alcobra's current expectations, they are subject to various risks and uncertainties and actual results, performance or achievements of Alcobra could differ materially from those described in or implied by the statements in this press release. For example, forward-looking statements include statements regarding the timing of beginning of additional clinical trials, if such trials begin at all and the commercial potential of MDX. In addition, historic results of scientific research and clinical and preclinical trials do not guarantee that the conclusions of future research or trials would not suggest different conclusions or that historic results referred to in this press release would be interpreted differently in light of additional research and clinical and preclinical trials results. The forward-looking statements contained or implied in this press release are subject to other risks and uncertainties, including those discussed under the heading "Risk Factors" in Alcobra Ltd.'s Annual Report on Form 20-F filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") on March 28, 2014, and in subsequent filings with the SEC. Except as otherwise required by law, Alcobra disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof, whether as a result of new information, future events or circumstances or otherwise.

CONTACT: U.S. Investor Contacts LifeSci Advisors, LLC Michael Rice 646-597-6979 Media Inquiries Sam Brown, Inc. Mike Beyer 773-463-4211 Israel Investor Contact: Alcobra Investor Relations Debbie Kaye +972-72 2204661

Source:Alcobra Ltd.