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Vitae Pharmaceuticals Announces Addition to the NASDAQ Biotechnology Index

FORT WASHINGTON, Pa., Dec. 14, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vitae Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:VTAE), a clinical-stage biotechnology company, today announced that it has been added to the NASDAQ Biotechnology Index (NASDAQ:NBI). The addition will become effective prior to the market open on Monday, December 21, 2015. Vitae is also included in the Russell 3000® and 2000® indices.

The NASDAQ Biotechnology Index is designed to track the performance of a set of NASDAQ-listed securities that are classified as either biotechnology or pharmaceutical according to the Industry Classification Benchmark. The NASDAQ Biotechnology Index is re-ranked annually. The NASDAQ Biotechnology Index is the basis for the iShares NASDAQ Biotechnology Index Fund (Nasdaq:IBB), which seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the NASDAQ Biotechnology Index. In addition, options based on the iShares NASDAQ Biotechnology Index Fund trade on various exchanges. For more information on the NASDAQ Biotechnology Index, visit https://indexes.nasdaqomx.com/.

About Vitae Pharmaceuticals

Vitae Pharmaceuticals is a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing first-in-class product candidates with potential to transform the treatment paradigm for patients with significant unmet medical needs. Initial indications being pursued include psoriasis, other autoimmune disorders, and atopic dermatitis. Vitae’s lead clinical assets include VTP-43742, an oral RORgt inhibitor currently being studied in patients with moderate to severe psoriasis, and VTP-38543, an LXRβ selective agonist to be studied in patients with mild to moderate atopic dermatitis.

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

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) 541-2839 tplohoros@6degreespr.com

Source:Vitae Pharmaceuticals, Inc.