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Evoke Pharma to Present at the Aegis Capital Corp. 2014 Healthcare & Technology Conference

SOLANA BEACH, Calif., Sept. 4, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Evoke Pharma, Inc. (Nasdaq:EVOK), a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on treatments for gastrointestinal (GI) diseases, today announced that Dave Gonyer, CEO, will present a corporate overview at the Aegis Capital Corp. 2014 Healthcare & Technology Conference, being held September 10-13, 2014 at The Encore at The Wynn in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Company is scheduled to present on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 2:00pm PT. A copy of the corporate overview will be posted to the company's website following the presentation.

About Evoke Pharma, Inc.

Evoke Pharma is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused primarily on the development of drugs to treat GI disorders and diseases. The Company is developing EVK-001, a metoclopramide nasal spray for the relief of symptoms associated with acute and recurrent diabetic gastroparesis in women with diabetes mellitus. Diabetic gastroparesis is a GI disorder afflicting millions of sufferers worldwide, in which the stomach takes too long to empty its contents resulting in serious digestive system symptoms. Metoclopramide is the only product currently approved in the United States to treat gastroparesis, and is currently available only in oral and intravenous forms. EVK-001 is a novel formulation of this drug, designed to provide systemic delivery of metoclopramide through intranasal administration.

About The Aegis Healthcare & Technology Conference

The Aegis Capital Healthcare & Technology Conference provides a forum to introduce small-cap companies in the life sciences and technology sectors to the investment community. This invitation-only event attracts a wide array of research analysts, fund managers, qualified high net worth individuals and financial advisors seeking compelling ideas for their portfolios. The conference is hosted by Aegis Capital, which is a leader in providing capital raising and financial advisory services for emerging growth companies.

Safe Harbor Statement

Evoke cautions you that statements included in this press release that are not a description of historical facts are forward-looking statements. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terms such as "may," "will," "should," "expect," "plan," "anticipate," "could," "intend," "target," "project," "contemplates," "believes," "estimates," "predicts," "potential" or "continue" or the negatives of these terms or other similar expressions. These statements are based on the company's current beliefs and expectations. These forward-looking statements include statements regarding the timing of enrollment and top-line data completion for of Evoke's planned Phase 3 clinical trial and male companion trial of EVK-001, and the potential approval and commercialization of EVK-001 as a new and effective treatment for gastroparesis, the timing and completion of the thorough QT study and Evoke's current trials and study serving as a basis for submission of a New Drug Application. The inclusion of forward-looking statements should not be regarded as a representation by Evoke that any of its plans will be achieved. Actual results may differ from those set forth in this press release due to the risk and uncertainties inherent in Evoke's business, including, without limitation: Evoke is entirely dependent on the success of EVK-001, for which it commenced a Phase 3 clinical trial, in April 2014 male companion trial and thorough QT study, and Evoke cannot be certain that it will be able to obtain regulatory approval for, or successfully commercialize, EVK-001; the results observed in female patients with symptoms associated with acute and recurrent diabetic gastroparesis in Evoke's Phase 2b clinical trial of EVK-001 may not be predictive of the safety and efficacy results in the planned Phase 3 clinical trial; the inherent risks of clinical development of EVK-001, including potential delays in enrollment and completion of clinical trials; Evoke will require substantial additional funding to complete the planned Phase 3 clinical trial of and potentially commercialize EVK-001 as well as to finance additional development requirements, and may be unable to raise capital when needed; the potential for adverse safety findings relating to EVK-001 to delay or prevent regulatory approval or commercialization; Evoke's reliance on outsourcing arrangements for many of its activities, including clinical development and supply of EVK-001; the ability of Evoke to obtain, maintain and successfully enforce adequate patent and other intellectual property protection of its product candidate and the ability to operate its business without infringing the intellectual property rights of others; competition from other pharmaceutical or biotechnology companies; and other risks detailed in Evoke's prior press releases and in the periodic reports it files with the Securities and Exchange Commission. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof, and Evoke undertakes no obligation to revise or update this press release to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. This caution is made under the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.

CONTACT: Investor Contact: The Ruth Group David Burke Tel: 646-536-7009 dburke@theruthgroup.comSource:Evoke Pharma