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Vitae Pharmaceuticals to Ring the NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell

FORT WASHINGTON, Pa., Sept. 22, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vitae Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:VTAE), a clinical-stage biotechnology company, today announced that Jeff Hatfield, President and Chief Executive Officer, will ring the NASDAQ Closing Bell at the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square today at 4:00 p.m. ET.

Mr. Hatfield will be joined by Vitae's executive leadership team to recognize the one-year anniversary of the Company's initial public offering (IPO).

"I'm honored to ring the closing bell and celebrate Vitae's first year as a public company," said Mr. Hatfield. "Since our IPO, we have made significant strides in advancing Vitae's wholly owned portfolio, specifically our first-in-class RORyt inhibitor, VTP-43742, for which we announced positive top-line data earlier this month. We look forward to continuing the clinical development of our pipeline."

A live webcast of the Closing Bell ceremony will be available today beginning at 3:45 p.m. ET on https://new.livestream.com/nasdaq/live.

About Vitae Pharmaceuticals

Vitae Pharmaceuticals is a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on discovering and developing first-in-class, small molecule drugs for difficult-to-drug disease targets that can potentially address significant unmet medical needs, including programs in autoimmune disorders, atopic dermatitis, Alzheimer's disease and diabetes. This robust and growing portfolio of novel product candidates is generated internally by Contour®, Vitae's proprietary structure-based drug discovery platform.

For additional information, please visit the company's website at www.vitaepharma.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, including statements regarding the clinical development of VTP-43742. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terms such as "may," "might," "will," "objective," "intend," "should," "could," "can," "would," "expect," "believe," "anticipate," "project," "target," "design," "estimate," "predict," "potential," "plan," "impending" or the negative of these terms, and similar expressions intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such forward- looking statements are based upon current expectations that involve risks, changes in circumstances, assumptions and uncertainties. Vitae is at an early stage of development and may not ever have any products that generate significant revenue. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those reflected in Vitae's forward-looking statements include, among others, the timing and success of preclinical studies and clinical trials conducted by Vitae and its collaborative partners; the ability to obtain and maintain regulatory approval of Vitae's product candidates, and the labeling for any approved products; the scope, progress, expansion, and costs of developing and commercializing Vitae's product candidates; the size and growth of the potential markets for Vitae's product candidates and the ability to serve those markets; Vitae's expectations regarding Vitae's expenses and revenue, the sufficiency of Vitae's cash resources and needs for additional financing; Vitae's ability to attract or retain key personnel; and other factors that are described in the "Risk Factors" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" sections of Vitae's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014 and Vitae's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2015 which have been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). In addition to the risks described above and in Vitae's other filings with the SEC, other unknown or unpredictable factors also could affect Vitae's results. No forward-looking statements can be guaranteed and actual results may differ materially from such statements. The information in this release is provided only as of the date of this release, and Vitae undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this release on account of new information, future events, or otherwise, except as required by law.

CONTACT: INVESTORS: Vitae Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Richard S. Morris, CPA Chief Financial Officer (215) 461-2000 rmorris@vitaerx.com Westwicke Partners John Woolford (443) 213-0506 john.woolford@westwicke.com MEDIA: 6 Degrees PR Tony Plohoros (908) 591-2839 tplohoros@6degreespr.com

Source:Vitae Pharmaceuticals