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Versartis Schedules Conference Call to Discuss Plans for Phase 3 Trial for VRS-317 in Pediatric Growth Hormone Deficiency Patients

MENLO PARK, Calif., Oct. 30, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Versartis, Inc. (Nasdaq:VSAR), an endocrine-focused biopharmaceutical company that is developing a novel, long-acting form of recombinant human growth hormone (rhGH) for the treatment of growth hormone deficiency (GHD), today announced it will hold a conference call and webcast on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. ET.

During the call, Versartis management will discuss the design of the VRS-317 Phase 3 clinical trial for pediatric GHD patients in the U.S., Western Europe and Canada, the Phase 2/3 study in Japan and provide a financial and business update of the Company.

Conference Call and Webcast

Versartis will hold a conference call on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. ET. The dial-in numbers are (877) 407-0789 for domestic callers and (201) 689-8562 for international callers. A live webcast of the conference call will be available online from the investor relations page of the Company's corporate website at www.versartis.com.

After the live webcast, the call will remain available on the Versartis website, www.versartis.com, for 90 days. In addition, a telephonic replay of the call will be available until November 20, 2014. The replay dial-in numbers are (877) 870-5176 for domestic callers and (858) 384-5517 for international callers. Please use the replay conference ID number 13594375.

About Versartis

Versartis, Inc. is an endocrine-focused biopharmaceutical company initially developing VRS-317, a novel, long-acting form of recombinant human growth hormone, for the treatment of growth hormone deficiency (GHD). VRS-317 is intended to reduce the burden of daily injection therapy by requiring significantly fewer injections, potentially improving compliance and therefore treatment outcomes. The Company has recently completed a Phase 2a clinical trial evaluating weekly, semi-monthly and monthly dosing regimens of VRS-317 in children with GHD. Further information on Versartis can be found at www.versartis.com.

Cautionary Note on Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. We may, in some cases, use terms such as "expects," "plans," "potential," "will" or other words that convey uncertainty of future events or outcomes to identify these forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements include statements regarding our intentions, beliefs, projections, outlook, analyses or current expectations concerning, among other things: the ability of VRS-317 to potentially offer long-acting doses and the further development of VRS-317, including plans for a Phase 3 clinical trial, a registration trial for adult GHD and a pediatric clinical program in Japan. These statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results and events to differ materially from those anticipated, including, but not limited to, risks and uncertainties related to: our success being heavily dependent on VRS-317; VRS-317 being a new chemical entity; serious adverse side effects, if they are associated with VRS-317; VRS-317 may not have favorable results in later clinical trials or receive regulatory approval; other long-acting rhGH products and product candidates have failed to generate commercial success or obtain regulatory approval; delays in enrollment of patients in our clinical trials could increase our costs and cause delay; VRS-317 may cause serious adverse side effects or have properties that delay or prevent regulatory approval or limit its commercial profile; manufacturing; if approved, risks associated with market acceptance, including pricing and reimbursement; our ability to enforce our intellectual property rights; the importance of our license of intellectual property from Amunix Operating, Inc. and our need for additional funds to support our operations. We discuss many of these risks in greater detail under the heading "Risk Factors" section contained in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the 6 months ended June 30, 2014, which is on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and our actual results of operations, financial condition and liquidity, and the development of the industry in which we operate may differ materially from the forward-looking statements contained in this press release. Any forward-looking statements that we make in this press release speak only as of the date of this press release. We assume no obligation to update our forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, after the date of this press release.

CONTACT: Corporate Joshua Brumm Chief Financial Officer (650) 963-8582 IR@versartis.com Investors Nick Laudico The Ruth Group (646) 536-7030 nlaudico@theruthgroup.com Media Debra Bannister Corporate Communications (530) 676-7373 media@versartis.com

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