Ms. O’Connell is a former member of the board of directors of Beazer Homes (NYSE: BZH), where she served as audit chair for most of her tenure.Sucampo also announced that Timothy I. Maudlin informed the Company he has decided to resign his position from the Sucampo Board, effective February 25, 2013. Maudlin became a director in September 2006. “On behalf of our board of directors, I would like to thank Tim for his contributions to Sucampo over the past six years,” said Dr. Ueno. “We are grateful for his leadership and wish him well in his future endeavors.” About Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a global pharmaceutical company focused on innovative research, discovery, development and commercialization of proprietary drugs based on prostones. The therapeutic potential of prostones was first discovered by Ryuji Ueno, M.D., Ph.D., Ph.D., Sucampo’s chairman, chief executive officer, chief scientific officer, and co-founder. Prostones, naturally occurring fatty acid metabolites that have emerged as promising compounds with unique physiological activities, can be targeted for the treatment of unmet or underserved medical needs. For more information, please visit www.sucampo.com. Sucampo Forward-Looking Statement This press release contains "forward-looking statements" as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on management's current expectations and involve risks and uncertainties, which may cause results to differ materially from those set forth in the statements. The forward-looking statements may include statements regarding product development, product potential, future financial and operating results, and other statements that are not historical facts. The following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ from those set forth in the forward-looking statements: the impact of pharmaceutical industry regulation and health care legislation; Sucampo's ability to accurately predict future market conditions; dependence on the effectiveness of Sucampo's patents and other protections for innovative products; the risk of new and changing regulation and health policies in the US and internationally and the exposure to litigation and/or regulatory actions.