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Vital Therapies Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Financial Results Conference Call With Webcast

SAN DIEGO, March 5, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vital Therapies, Inc. (Nasdaq:VTL), a biotherapeutic company developing ELAD®, a cell-based therapy targeting treatment of acute liver failure, will release its fourth quarter and full year 2014 financial results after the market closes on Thursday, March 19, 2015. The press release will be followed by a conference call at 4:30 p.m. ET, which will be open to the public via telephone and webcast. During the conference call, the Company will review financial results and discuss other business matters.

The conference call dial-in numbers are (855) 765-5682 for domestic callers and (919) 825-3204 for international callers. The conference ID number for the call is 81787012. Participants may access the live webcast via a link on the Vital Therapies website in the Investors Relations section under Events and Presentations at: http://ir.vitaltherapies.com/. The webcast will be archived on the Company's website shortly after completion of the call.

For those unable to listen in at the designated time, a conference call replay will be available for one week following the conference call, from approximately 7:30 p.m. ET on March 19, 2015 to 11:59 p.m. ET on March 26, 2015. The conference call replay numbers for domestic and international callers are (855) 859-2056 and (404) 537-3406, respectively. The conference ID number for the replay is 81787012.

About Vital Therapies, Inc.

Vital Therapies, Inc. is a biotherapeutic company developing a cell-based therapy targeting the treatment of acute liver failure. The Company's lead product-candidate, the ELAD System, is an extracorporeal bio-artificial liver therapy currently in Phase 3 clinical trials. Vital Therapies, Inc. is based in San Diego, California. Vital Therapies® and ELAD® are trademarks of Vital Therapies, Inc.

CONTACT: Vital Therapies, Inc. Al Kildani Vice President, Investor Relations and Business Development 858-673-6840 akildani@vitaltherapies.com

Source:Vital Therapies, Inc.