SAN DIEGO, May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Orexigen® Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: OREX), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the treatment of obesity, will announce financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2013, on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 after the markets close. The announcement will be followed by a live webcast and conference call at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time ( 2:00 p.m. Pacific time). Orexigen management will host the call and webcast to discuss financial results and recent business highlights. The live call may be accessed by phone by calling (888) 895-5479 (domestic) or (847) 619-6250 (international), participant code 34792506. The webcast can be accessed live on the Investor Relations section of the Orexigen web site at www.orexigen.com and will be archived for 14 days following the call.About Orexigen Therapeutics Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the treatment of obesity. The Company's lead product candidate is Contrave ®, which has completed Phase III clinical trials and for which a New Drug Application has been submitted and reviewed by the FDA. The Company has also reached agreement with the FDA on a Special Protocol Assessment (SPA) for the Light Study, the Contrave cardiovascular outcomes trial. The Company's other product candidate, Empatic™, has completed Phase II clinical trials. Further information about the Company can be found at www.orexigen.com. Source:Orexigen Therapeutics McDavid StilwellVice President, Corporate Communications & Business Development858-875-8600 SOURCE Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc.