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VIVUS to Present at Upcoming Investor Conference

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 2, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- VIVUS, Inc. (Nasdaq:VVUS) today announced that management will present an overview of the company at the following investment conference:

The 8th Annual JMP Securities Healthcare Conference
July 10, 2013, 10:00am EDT
The St. Regis Hotel - New York, NY

A live webcast and 30-day archive of the presentation will be available at http://ir.vivus.com.

About VIVUS

VIVUS is a biopharmaceutical company commercializing and developing innovative, next-generation therapies to address unmet needs in obesity, sleep apnea, diabetes and sexual health. For more information about the company, please visit www.vivus.com.

Certain statements in this press release are forward-looking within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements may be identified by the use of forward-looking words such as "anticipate," "believe," "forecast," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "likely," "may," "plan," "potential," "predict," "opportunity" and "should," among others. There are a number of factors that could cause actual events to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements. Investors should read the risk factors set forth in VIVUS' Form 10-K for the year ending December 31, 2012, , as amended by the Form 10-K/A filed on April 30, 2013 and by the Form 10-K/A filed on June 12, 2013, and periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. VIVUS does not undertake an obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements.

Important Additional Information

On June 3, 2013, VIVUS filed a definitive proxy statement and GOLD proxy card with the SEC in connection with the solicitation of proxies for its 2013 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. Stockholders are strongly advised to read VIVUS's 2013 proxy statement because it contains important information. Stockholders may obtain a free copy of the 2013 proxy statement and other documents that the Company files with the SEC from the SEC's website at www.sec.gov or VIVUS's website at www.vivus.com.

CONTACT: VIVUS, Inc. Dana B. Shinbaum Corporate Development & Investor Relations shinbaum@vivus.com Financial Media Relations: Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher Jennifer Beugelmans jbeugelmans@joelefrank.com (212) 895-8692 Investor Relations: The Trout Group Brian Korb bkorb@troutgroup.com 646-378-2923Source:VIVUS, Inc.