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Sucampo Pharmaceuticals Announces Webcast of Its Presentation at the 2016 Leerink Global Healthcare Conference

ROCKVILLE, Md., Feb. 04, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Sucampo) (Nasdaq:SCMP), a global biopharmaceutical company, today announced that it will participate in a fireside chat at the 2016 Leerink Global Healthcare Conference taking place Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 2:15 PM Eastern Time.

Investors interested in arranging a meeting with the Company's management during this conference should contact the conference coordinator.

The fireside chat will be webcast live and may be accessed from the Event Calendar page of Sucampo's website at http://www.sucampo.com/investors/events-presentations/. A replay of the webcast will also be available on the Company's website for several days after the live event. To ensure a timely connection, it is recommended that users register at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled webcast.

About Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is focused on the development and commercialization of medicines that meet major unmet medical needs of patients worldwide. Sucampo has one marketed product – AMITIZA – and a pipeline of product candidates in clinical development. A global company, Sucampo is headquartered in Rockville, Maryland, and has operations in Japan, Switzerland and the U.K. For more information, please visit www.sucampo.com.

The Sucampo logo and the tagline, The Science of Innovation, are registered trademarks of Sucampo AG. AMITIZA is a registered trademark of Sucampo AG.

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Sucampo Forward-Looking Statement

This press release contains "forward-looking statements" as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on management's current expectations and involve risks and uncertainties, which may cause results to differ materially from those set forth in the statements. The forward-looking statements include statements regarding Sucampo’s option agreement with CPP, including financial terms of a potential license agreement, and the expected timing of clinical trials. The following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ from those set forth in the forward-looking statements: the impact of pharmaceutical industry regulation and health care legislation; the ability of Sucampo to successfully develop and commercialize product candidates; Sucampo's ability to accurately predict future market conditions; and the exposure to litigation and/or regulatory actions.

No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed and actual results may differ materially from those projected. Sucampo undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise. Forward-looking statements in this press release should be evaluated together with the many uncertainties that affect Sucampo's business, particularly those mentioned in the risk factors and cautionary statements in Sucampo's most recent Form 10-K as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 9, 2015 as well as its filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Forms 8-K and 10-Q since the filing of the Form 10-K, all of which Sucampo incorporates by reference.



Contact: Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Silvia Taylor Senior Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate Affairs 1-240-223-3718 staylor@sucampo.com

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