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Synergy Pharmaceuticals Announces SP-333 Data Presentation At The 17th Neurogastroenterology & Motility Scientific Meeting

Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: SGYP) today announced a poster presentation on SP-333, its next-generation guanylate cyclase-C (GC-C) agonist in development for the treatment of gastrointestinal (GI) conditions, will be featured at the 17 th Neurogastroenterology & Motility Scientific Meeting being held September 20-22, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa in Huntington Beach, California.

Poster: SP-333, a GC-C agonist, ameliorates GI inflammation via a cyclic GMP mediated mechanism to downregulate IKK and NF-KappaB (106), authored by Kunwar Shailubhai, Ph.D., M.B.A.

Friday, September 20 (5:00pm-7:00pm) and Saturday, September 21 (12:15pm-2:00pm)

About Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Synergy Pharmaceuticals is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of new drugs to treat patients with gastrointestinal (GI) diseases and disorders. Synergy's lead proprietary drug candidate, plecanatide, is a synthetic analog of the human GI hormone, uroguanylin, and functions by activating the guanylate cyclase-C (GC-C) receptor on epithelial cells of the GI tract. In early 2013, Synergy announced positive results from a large multicenter trial of plecanatide in patients with chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC) and recently completed an end-of-phase 2 meeting with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) covering the registration program for plecanatide to treat CIC. Synergy is also developing plecanatide for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C), recently announcing that it had reached the halfway mark for total enrollment in a plecanatide phase 2b clinical trial in patients with IBS-C. Synergy’s second GC-C agonist, SP-333, is in clinical development to treat inflammatory bowel disease and other GI conditions and has recently completed its first phase I trial in healthy volunteers. More information is available at

Forward-Looking Statements

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," "planned," "believe," "forecast," "estimated," "expected," and "intend," among others. These forward-looking statements are based on Synergy's current expectations and actual results could differ materially. There are a number of factors that could cause actual events to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to, substantial competition; our ability to continue as a going concern; our need for additional financing; uncertainties of patent protection and litigation; uncertainties of government or third party payer reimbursement; limited sales and marketing efforts and dependence upon third parties; and risks related to failure to obtain FDA clearances or approvals and noncompliance with FDA regulations. As with any pharmaceutical under development, there are significant risks in the development, regulatory approval and commercialization of new products. There are no guarantees that future clinical trials discussed in this press release will be completed or successful or that any product will receive regulatory approval for any indication or prove to be commercially successful. Investors should read the risk factors set forth in Synergy's Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012 and other periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. While the list of factors presented here is considered representative, no such list should be considered to be a complete statement of all potential risks and uncertainties. Unlisted factors may present significant additional obstacles to the realization of forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements included herein are made as of the date hereof, and Synergy does not undertake any obligation to update publicly such statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.

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