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Relypsa Announces New Employment Inducement Grants

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Jan. 05, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Relypsa, Inc. (Nasdaq:RLYP), a biopharmaceutical company, today announced that on January 4, 2016, the compensation committee of the company’s board of directors granted 10 new employees options to purchase an aggregate of 34,600 shares of the company’s common stock with a per share exercise price of $27.76, the closing trading price on the grant date, and 11,300 restricted stock units. The stock options and restricted stock units were granted pursuant to the Relypsa, Inc. 2014 Employment Commencement Incentive Plan, which was approved by the company’s board of directors in June 2014 under Rule 5635(c)(4) of the Nasdaq Global Select Market for equity grants to induce new employees to enter into employment with the company.

About Relypsa, Inc.

Relypsa, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of polymeric medicines for patients with conditions that are often overlooked and undertreated and can be addressed in the gastrointestinal tract. The Company's first medicine, VeltassaTM (patiromer) for oral suspension, was developed based on Relypsa's rich legacy in polymer science. Veltassa is approved in the United States for the treatment of hyperkalemia. Veltassa has intellectual property protection until 2030 in the United States and 2029 in the European Union. More information is available at www.relypsa.com.

Contact: Charlotte Arnold Vice President, Corporate Communications 650.421.9352 IR@relypsa.com

Source:Relypsa, Inc.