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Zafgen to Host Conference Call to Discuss Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2015 Financial Results

BOSTON, March 02, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Zafgen, Inc. (Nasdaq:ZFGN), a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to significantly improving the health and well-being of patients affected by obesity and complex metabolic disorders, announced today that it will host a conference call on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. ET to discuss its financial results for the fourth quarter and the full year ended December 31, 2015.

Participants may access the call by dialing (973) 500-2177 in the U.S. or (844) 824-7428 outside the U.S. and referencing conference ID number 59462061. The call will also be webcast live on the Company's website at http://ir.zafgen.com/events.cfm. A replay of this conference call will be available beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET on March 9, 2016 through March 23, 2016 by dialing (404) 537-3406 in the U.S. or (855) 859-2056 outside the U.S. To access the replay please provide Conference ID number 59462061.

About Zafgen

Zafgen (Nasdaq:ZFGN) is a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to significantly improving the health and well-being of patients affected by obesity and complex metabolic disorders. Zafgen is focused on developing novel therapeutics that treat the underlying biological mechanisms through the MetAP2 pathway. Beloranib, Zafgen's lead product candidate, is a novel, first-in-class, twice-weekly subcutaneous injection being developed for the treatment of multiple indications, including severe obesity in two rare diseases, Prader-Willi syndrome and obesity caused by hypothalamic injury, including craniopharyngioma-associated obesity; and severe obesity in the general population. Zafgen is also developing ZGN-839, a liver-targeted MetAP2 inhibitor, for the treatment of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, or NASH, and abdominal obesity, as well as second-generation MetAP2 inhibitors. Zafgen aspires to improve the lives of patients through targeted treatments and has assembled a team accomplished in bringing therapies to patients with both rare and prevalent metabolic diseases.

Investor Relations Contact: Argot Partners Investor Relations Laura Perry or Glenn Garmont 212-600-1902 laura@argotpartners.com glenn@argotpartners.com

Source:Zafgen, Inc.