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KYTHERA Biopharmaceuticals Announces Closing of Public Offering and Exercise of Underwriters' Over-Allotment Option

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., March 16, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- KYTHERA Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:KYTH) today announced the closing of its underwritten public offering of 2,994,793 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $48.00 per share for gross proceeds of approximately $143.8 million, which includes the exercise in full by the underwriters of their option to purchase up to 390,625 shares of common stock. KYTHERA estimates the net proceeds from the offering to be approximately $134.5 million, after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and expenses of the offering.

Goldman, Sachs & Co., BofA Merrill Lynch, and Leerink Partners acted as the joint book-running managers for the offering. Cowen and Company acted as co-manager.

The offering was made only by means of a prospectus and pursuant to a shelf registration statement declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 6, 2014. Copies of the final prospectus and related prospectus supplement relating to the offering may be obtained by contacting Goldman, Sachs & Co., Attention: Prospectus Department, 200 West Street, New York, NY 10282, or by telephone at (866) 471-2526 or e-mail at prospectus-ny@gs.com; or BofA Merrill Lynch, Attention: Prospectus Department, 222 Broadway, New York, NY 10038, or by email at dg.prospectus_requests@baml.com; or Leerink Partners, Attention: Syndicate Department, One Federal Street, 37th Floor, Boston, MA 02110, or by phone at (800) 808-7525, ext. 6142, or by email at syndicate@leerink.com.

This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy these securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or other jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or other jurisdiction.

About KYTHERA

KYTHERA Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of novel prescription products for the aesthetic medicine market. KYTHERA's lead product candidate, ATX-101, is currently in late-stage clinical development as an injectable treatment for the improvement of submental fullness, which commonly presents as a double chin, and is a potential first-in-class submental contouring injectable drug. The FDA has determined the NDA will have a Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) action date of May 13, 2015. In addition to its lead product candidate ATX-101, KYTHERA also licensed the worldwide rights to setipiprant, an early-stage potential treatment for hair loss. KYTHERA also maintains an active research interest in fat biology, pigmentation modulation and facial contouring.

Forward-Looking Statements

To the extent that statements contained in this press release are not descriptions of historical facts regarding KYTHERA, they are forward-looking statements reflecting the current beliefs and expectations of management made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements involve substantial risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results, performance or achievements to differ significantly from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. KYTHERA undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements. For a further description of the risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ from those expressed in these forward-looking statements, as well as risks relating to the business of the company in general, see the prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus for this offering included on Form 424(b)(5) as part of the Registration Statement on Form S-3/A filed by KYTHERA on November 6, 2014, as well as KYTHERA's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014 and its other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

CONTACT: Investor Contact: Heather Rowe Director, Investor Relations Tel: (818) 587- 4559 hrowe@kytherabiopharma.com

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