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Cempra to Participate in Upcoming Investor Events in December

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Dec. 3, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cempra, Inc. (Nasdaq:CEMP), a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on developing antibiotics to meet critical medical needs in the treatment of bacterial infectious diseases, today announced it will be participating in two upcoming investor events in December. Prabhavathi Fernandes, Ph.D., chief executive officer of Cempra, will provide a company overview and update on its clinical development programs.

  • Oppenheimer 25th Annual Healthcare Conference, December 10, 2014, 1:35 p.m. ET, New York. A live audio webcast and archive of the presentation will be available on the company website at http://investor.cempra.com/events.cfm. Listeners are encouraged to visit the site prior to the scheduled presentation to register, download and install any necessary audio software.
  • Guggenheim Securities Boston Healthcare Day – Life Sciences, December 16, 2014, Boston.

About Cempra, Inc.

Cempra, Inc. is a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on developing antibiotics to meet critical medical needs in the treatment of bacterial infectious diseases. Cempra's two lead product candidates are currently in advanced clinical development. Solithromycin (CEM-101) is in Phase 3 clinical development for community-acquired bacterial pneumonia (CABP) and is licensed to strategic commercial partner Toyama Chemical Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation, for certain exclusive rights in Japan. Solithromycin also recently entered a Phase 3 clinical trial for uncomplicated bacterial urethritis caused by Neisseria gonorrheae and chlamydia. Taksta™ (CEM-102) is Cempra's second product candidate, which is being developed for chronic oral treatment of staphylococcal infections in bones and joints. Both products seek to address the need for new treatments targeting drug-resistant bacterial infections in the hospital and in the community. The company has also synthesized novel macrolides for non-antibiotic uses such as the treatment of chronic inflammatory diseases, endocrine diseases and gastric motility disorders. Cempra was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Chapel Hill, N.C. For additional information about Cempra please visit www.cempra.com.

CONTACT: Mark W. Hahn Chief Financial Officer (919)-313-6601 Investor Contact: Robert H. Uhl Westwicke Partners, LLC (858) 356-5932 robert.uhl@westwicke.com Media Contacts: Russo Partners, LLC Robert E. Flamm, Ph.D. (212) 845-4226 robert.flamm@russopartnersllc.com Lena Evans (212) 845-4262 lena.evans@russopartnersllc.com

Source:Cempra, Inc.