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Zafgen to Present at Canaccord Genuity 35th Annual Growth Conference 2015

BOSTON, Aug. 5, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Zafgen, Inc. (Nasdaq:ZFGN), a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to significantly improving the health and well-being of patients affected by obesity, today announced that Thomas Hughes, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, will present at the Canaccord Genuity 35th Annual Growth Conference on Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. ET in the New York Room at the InterContinental Hotel in Boston. A live webcast of the presentation will be available via the following link: http://wsw.com/webcast/canaccord18/zfgn.

A replay of the presentation will be available through the Events and Presentations page of the Investors section of the Company's website (www.zafgen.com) for 90 days following the conclusion of the live event.

About Zafgen

Zafgen (Nasdaq:ZFGN) is a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to significantly improving the health and well-being of patients affected by obesity and complex metabolic disorders. Zafgen is focused on developing novel therapeutics that treat the underlying biological mechanisms through the MetAP2 pathway. Beloranib, Zafgen's lead product candidate, is a novel, first-in-class, twice-weekly subcutaneous injection being developed for the treatment of multiple indications, including severe obesity in two rare diseases, Prader-Willi syndrome and obesity caused by hypothalamic injury, including craniopharyngioma-associated obesity; and severe obesity in the general population. Zafgen is also developing ZGN-839, a liver-targeted MetAP2 inhibitor, for the treatment of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, or NASH, and abdominal obesity, as well as second-generation MetAP2 inhibitors. Zafgen aspires to improve the lives of patients through targeted treatments and has assembled a team accomplished in bringing therapies to patients with both rare and prevalent metabolic diseases.

CONTACT: FTI Consulting Media Relations Shauna Elkin (212) 850-5613 Shauna.Elkin@fticonsulting.com Investor Relations Kimberly Ha 212-850-5612 Kimberly.ha@fticonsulting.comSource:Zafgen, Inc.