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Catalyst Pharmaceutical Partners to Present at 25th Annual ROTH Conference

CORAL GABLES, Fla., March 7, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Catalyst Pharmaceutical Partners, Inc. (Nasdaq:CPRX) announced today that Patrick J. McEnany, Catalyst's Chief Executive Officer, and Steven Miller, Ph.D., Catalyst's Chief Scientific Officer/COO, will be presenting an overview of the company and its progress in key programs at the 25th Annual ROTH Conference, which is being held on March 17-20, 2013 at the Ritz-Carlton in Dana Point, CA.

The presentation will occur on Tuesday, March 19th at 10:00am PT / 1:00pm ET and will be posted at http://ir.catalystpharma.com/events.cfm.

About Catalyst Pharmaceutical Partners

Catalyst Pharmaceutical Partners, Inc., is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of prescription drugs targeting rare (orphan) neurological diseases and disorders, including Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome (LEMS), infantile spasms, and Tourette's syndrome. Catalyst's lead candidate, Firdapse™ for the treatment of LEMS, is currently undergoing testing in a global, multi-center, pivotal phase III trial. Catalyst is also developing a potentially safer and more potent vigabatrin analog (designated CPP-115 by Catalyst) to treat infantile spasms, and epilepsy, as well as other neurological conditions associated with reduced GABAergic signaling, like post-traumatic stress disorder, Tourette's disorder, and movement disorders associated with the treatment of Parkinson's Disease.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which may cause the Company's actual results in future periods to differ materially from forecasted results. A number of factors, including whether any of the Company's product candidates will ever be approved for commercialization and those factors described in the Company's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), could adversely affect the Company. Copies of the Company's filings with the SEC are available from the SEC, may be found on the Company's website or may be obtained upon request from the Company. The Company does not undertake any obligation to update the information contained herein, which speaks only as of this date.

CONTACT: For Further Information Contact: Patrick J. McEnany Catalyst Pharmaceutical Partners Chief Executive Officer (305) 529-2522 pmcenany@catalystpharma.com Melody Carey Rx Communications Group Co-President (917) 322-2571 mcarey@rxir.comSource:Catalyst Pharmaceutical Partners, Inc.