Intercept to Report 2015 Full Year Financial Results on February 23 and Present at Upcoming Conference

NEW YORK, Feb. 17, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:ICPT), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel therapeutics to treat non-viral, progressive liver diseases, today announced that it will report its fourth quarter and full year 2015 financial results prior to the NASDAQ market open on Tuesday, February 23, 2016. Intercept management will conduct a conference call and audio webcast on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time to discuss these results.

Intercept management will also be presenting at the following investor conference:

  • Cowen 36th Annual Health Care Conference on Monday, March 7, 2016 at 1:20 p.m. Eastern Time

Webcast information for these events will be available on Intercept's website at http://ir.interceptpharma.com. Archived webcasts will be available on Intercept's website for approximately two weeks.

About Intercept
Intercept is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel therapeutics to treat chronic non-viral, progressive liver diseases. The Company's lead product candidate, obeticholic acid (OCA), is an farnesoid X receptor (FXR) agonist. OCA is being developed to treat a variety of chronic liver diseases, including primary biliary cirrhosis, renamed primary biliary cholangitis (PBC), nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) and biliary atresia. The FDA has granted OCA breakthrough therapy designation for the treatment of NASH with liver fibrosis and granted OCA fast track designation for the treatment of patients with PBC. OCA has also received orphan drug designation in both the United States and Europe for the treatment of PBC and PSC. Intercept owns worldwide rights to OCA outside of Japan, China and Korea, where it has out-licensed the product candidate to Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma. Intercept's pipeline of product candidates includes other novel bile acid analogs such as INT-767, which is in clinical development. For more information about Intercept, please visit the Company's website at: www.interceptpharma.com.

CONTACT: For more information about Intercept Pharmaceuticals, please contact: Intercept Pharmaceuticals: Mark Vignola +1-646-747-1000 investors@interceptpharma.com Media inquiries: media@interceptpharma.com Investor inquiries: investors@interceptpharma.com

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