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Chimerix to Announce First Quarter Financial Results on May 13, 2013

DURHAM, N.C., May 6, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Chimerix, Inc. (Nasdaq:CMRX), a biopharmaceutical company developing novel, oral antivirals in areas of high unmet medical need, announced today that it will report financial results for the first quarter ending March 31, 2013, on Monday, May 13, 2013, before the market opens. Chimerix's management team will host a live conference call and audio webcast at 8:00 a.m. ET on Monday, May 13, 2013 to discuss the Company's results in detail.

To access the live conference call, please dial 877-354-4056 (domestic) or 678-809-1043 (international) at least five minutes prior to the start time and refer to conference ID 59592068. A live audio webcast of the call will also be available on the Investors section of the company's website, www.chimerix.com. An archived webcast will be available on the Chimerix website approximately two hours after the event.

About Chimerix

Chimerix, a biopharmaceutical company based in Durham, NC, is committed to the discovery, development and commercialization of novel, oral antiviral therapeutics designed to transform patient care in areas of high unmet medical need. Chimerix's proprietary lipid technology has given rise to two clinical-stage lipid acyclic nucleoside phosphonates, CMX001 and CMX157, which have demonstrated the potential for enhanced activity and safety in convenient, orally administered dosing regimens. CMX001 has shown broad-spectrum activity against double-stranded DNA viruses, including all of the herpesviruses, adenoviruses and polyomaviruses. Chimerix anticipates beginning the Phase 3 SUPPRESS trial in 2013 for the prevention of cytomegalovirus infection in hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients. Chimerix's second product candidate, CMX157, an oral nucleotide analog lipid-conjugate for the treatment of HIV infection, was licensed to Merck in July 2012.

CONTACT: CHIMERIX CONTACTS: Rebecca Heath, 919.972.7124 Elizabeth Kelly, 919.972.7109 MEDIA CONTACT: Tony Plohoros 908.940.0135 tplohoros@6degreespr.com INVESTOR CONTACT: Lilian Stern 212.362.1200 lilian@sternir.comSource:Chimerix, Inc.

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