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ChemoCentryx to Host Conference Call on Friday, December 12, 2014 to Discuss Top-Line Phase II Results in Patients With Diabetic Nephropathy With CCX140, an Orally Administered CCR2 Inhibitor

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 11, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ChemoCentryx, Inc., (Nasdaq:CCXI), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on autoimmune diseases, inflammatory disorders and cancer, today announced that it will host a conference call and webcast on Friday, December 12, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time (ET) to present top-line results from its Phase II trial with CCX140, an inhibitor of the chemokine receptor known as CCR2, in patients with diabetic nephropathy.

The live event will be accessible on the ChemoCentryx website beginning at 8:30 a.m. ET at www.ChemoCentryx.com, under the Investors section, or by calling 877-303-8028 (domestic) or 760-536-5167 (international). The conference ID number is 52903154.

An archived replay of this call will be accessible via the Investors section of the Company's website at www.ChemoCentryx.com. The replay will be available for thirty (30) days following the live call.

About ChemoCentryx

ChemoCentryx, Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing and commercializing orally-administered therapeutics that target the chemokine and chemoattractant systems in order to treat autoimmune diseases, inflammatory disorders and cancer. The chemokine system is a biological network that regulates inflammation via a collection of secreted chemokine molecules, or ligands, and their specific cell surface receptors. Based on its proprietary drug discovery and drug development platform, ChemoCentryx has generated multiple clinical and preclinical-stage programs, each targeting distinct chemokine and chemoattractant receptors with different small molecule compounds. CCX140, a CCR2 inhibitor, has been shown to be safe and well tolerated while demonstrating clinical activity on glycemic indices in a Phase II clinical trial in type 2 diabetics, and is now in Phase II clinical development for the treatment of diabetic nephropathy. CCX168, a C5aR inhibitor, is in Phase II development for the treatment of anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis (AAV). CCX168 appears to be safe, well tolerated and successful in allowing both reduction and elimination of high-dose corticosteroids, part of standard of care for AAV patients, without compromising efficacy or safety during a 12-week treatment period. Vercirnon (also known as Traficet-EN or CCX282) is a specific CCR9 inhibitor for the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease. Other clinical programs include CCX872, a next generation CCR2 inhibitor, currently in Phase I clinical development, CCX507, a next generation CCR9 inhibitor, which has successfully completed Phase I development and CCX354, a CCR1 inhibitor which successfully completed a Phase II clinical trial for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. ChemoCentryx also has several programs in advanced preclinical development.

Source: ChemoCentryx (CCXI-G)

CONTACT: Susan M. Kanaya Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer or Markus J. Cappel, Ph.D. Chief Business Officer 650.210.2900 investor@chemocentryx.com Media: Denise Powell 510.703.9491 denise@redhousecomms.com Investors: Angeli Kolhatkar Burns McClellan 212.213.0006 akolhatkar@burnsmc.com

Source:ChemoCentryx, Inc.