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Intra-Cellular Therapies to Present at the CNS Summit 2015 Conference

NEW YORK, Oct. 9, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Intra-Cellular Therapies, Inc. (Nasdaq:ITCI) a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of therapeutics for central nervous system (CNS) disorders, announced today that top-line data from the Phase 3 ITI-007-301 clinical trial will be presented at the CNS Summit 'Shaping the future of Drug Development' 2015 Conference being held in Boca Raton, Florida October 8-11, 2015. A poster presentation of the data is scheduled for Friday, October 9, 2015 and an oral presentation by Kimberly Vanover, Ph.D., Vice President of Clinical Development is scheduled for Sunday, October 11, 2015. The presentations will feature the previously announced top-line data from ITI-007-301, the Company's first Phase 3 clinical trial in patients with schizophrenia.

As previously announced, ITI-007-301 is the first Phase 3 clinical trial of ITI-007 for the treatment of patients with schizophrenia. In this trial, once-daily ITI-007 60 mg met the primary endpoint and demonstrated antipsychotic efficacy with statistically significant superiority over placebo at Week 4 (study endpoint) as measured by the change from baseline on the Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS) total score (p=0.022). Moreover, ITI-007 60 mg showed significant antipsychotic efficacy as early as week 1, which was maintained at every time point throughout the entire study. ITI-007 60 mg also met the key secondary endpoint of statistically significant improvement on the Clinical Global Impression Scale for Severity of Illness (CGI-S; p=0.003). These findings confirm the positive results demonstrated by ITI-007 60 mg in the Company's Phase 2 study. Consistent with previous studies, ITI-007 had a favorable safety and tolerability profile as evidenced by motoric, metabolic, and cardiovascular characteristics similar to placebo, and no clinically significant changes in akathisia, extrapyramidal symptoms, prolactin, body weight, glucose, insulin, or lipids.

About Intra-Cellular Therapies

Intra-Cellular Therapies is developing novel drugs for the treatment of neuropsychiatric and neurodegenerative diseases and diseases of the elderly, including Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease. The Company is developing its lead drug candidate, ITI-007, for the treatment of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, behavioral disturbances in dementia, depression, and other neuropsychiatric and neurological disorders. ITI-007, a first-in-class molecule, is in Phase 3 clinical development for the treatment of schizophrenia. The Company is also utilizing its phosphodiesterase platform and other proprietary chemistry platforms to develop drugs for the treatment of Central Nervous System (CNS) disorders and other disorders.

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to be materially different from historical results or from any future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements include statements regarding, among other things, our clinical and nonclinical development plans; the progress, timing and results of our clinical trials; the safety and efficacy of our product development candidates; our beliefs about the potential uses and benefits of ITI-007; our plans to present or report additional data; and our research and development efforts and plans under the caption "About Intra-Cellular Therapies." All such forward-looking statements are based on management's present expectations and are subject to certain factors, risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results, outcome of events, timing and performance to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements. These risks and uncertainties include but are not limited to the following: our current and planned clinical trials, other studies for ITI-007, and our other product candidates may not be successful or may take longer and be more costly than anticipated; product candidates that appeared promising in earlier research and clinical trials may not demonstrate safety and/or efficacy in larger-scale or later clinical trials; our reliance on collaborative partners and other third parties for development of our product candidates; and the other risk factors discussed under the heading "Risk Factors" contained in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), as well as any updates to those risk factors filed from time to time in our periodic and current reports filed with the SEC. All statements contained in this press release are made only as of the date of this press release, and we do not intend to update this information unless required by law.

CONTACT: Intra-Cellular Therapies, Inc. Juan Sanchez, M.D. Vice President, Corporate Communications and Investor Relations 212-923-3344 Burns McClellan, Inc. Lisa Burns (Investors) Justin Jackson (Media) jjackson@burnsmc.com 212-213-0006

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