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Intercept to Report Third Quarter 2014 Results on November 7 and Present at Upcoming Conferences

NEW YORK, Oct. 31, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:ICPT) (Intercept), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel bile acid therapeutics to treat chronic liver and intestinal diseases, today announced that it will report third quarter 2014 financial results before the NASDAQ Market opens on Friday, November 7, 2014. Intercept will webcast an investor event on Monday, November 10, 2014 starting at 6:30 p.m. ET. During this webcast, management and key opinion leaders will review Intercept's development programs, including its programs for PBC and NASH.

Mark Pruzanski, M.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, will also be presenting at the Stifel 2014 Healthcare Conference on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 2:25 p.m. ET in New York.

Dial-in and webcast information for these events will be available on the Investors page of Intercept's website at http://ir.interceptpharma.com. Archived webcasts will be available on Intercept's website for approximately two weeks.

About Intercept

Intercept is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel therapeutics to treat orphan and more prevalent liver and intestinal diseases utilizing its expertise in bile acid chemistry. The company's lead product candidate, obeticholic acid (OCA), is a bile acid analog and first-in-class agonist of the farnesoid X receptor (FXR). OCA is being developed for a variety of chronic liver diseases including primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC), nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), and primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC). OCA has met the primary efficacy endpoint in five placebo-controlled clinical trials, including the recently completed POISE Phase 3 clinical trial in patients with PBC and two Phase 2 clinical trials in NASH and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. OCA has received orphan drug designation in both the United States and Europe for the treatment of PBC and PSC. Intercept owns worldwide rights to OCA outside of Japan, China and Korea, where it has out-licensed the product candidate to Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma. For more information about Intercept, please visit the Company's website at: www.interceptpharma.com.

CONTACT: For more information about Intercept, please contact Barbara Duncan or Senthil Sundaram, both of Intercept Pharmaceuticals at 1-646-747-1000. Media inquiries: media@interceptpharma.com Investor inquiries: investors@interceptpharma.com

Source:Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc.