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Intercept to Report Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results on August 5 and Present at Upcoming Conferences

NEW YORK, July 29, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:ICPT) (Intercept), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel therapeutics to treat chronic underserved liver diseases, such as primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), today announced that it will report second quarter 2015 financial results after the NASDAQ Market closes on Wednesday, August 5, 2015. Intercept management will conduct a conference call and audio webcast on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. ET to discuss these results.

Intercept management will also be presenting at the following investor conferences:

  • 2015 Wedbush Pacgrow Healthcare Conference on August 11, 2015 at 10:55 a.m. Eastern Time
  • Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Conference on September 16, 2015 at 11:05 a.m. Eastern Time

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 chronic underserved liver diseases. The company's lead product candidate, obeticholic acid (OCA), is an 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), primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) and biliary atresia. The FDA has granted OCA breakthrough therapy designation for the treatment of NASH with liver fibrosis, a population representing potentially more than 14 million patients in the United States, and granted OCA fast track designation for the treatment of patients with PBC. OCA has also 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 Pharmaceuticals, please contact: Intercept Pharmaceuticals: Barbara Duncan or Mark Vignola +1-646-747-1000 investors@interceptpharma.com Media inquiries: media@interceptpharma.com Investor inquiries: investors@interceptpharma.com

Source:Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc.