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. VIVUS intends to file with the SEC a supplement to such definitive proxy statement. Stockholders are strongly advised to read VIVUS's 2013 proxy statement, and the forthcoming supplement thereto, because they contain important information. Stockholders may obtain a free copy of the 2013 proxy statement, the forthcoming supplement thereto, 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: For Vivus:                  Timothy E. Morris         Chief Financial Officer         morris@vivus.com                  Investor Relations:                  The Trout Group         Brian Korb         bkorb@troutgroup.com         646-378-2923                  Proxy Solicitor:                  Morrow & Co., LLC                  Joseph J. Mills         jmills@morrowco.com         203-658-9423                  Media Relations:                  Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher                  Matthew Sherman         msherman@joelefrank.com         212-355-4449                  For First Manhattan:                  The Abernathy MacGregor Group         Chuck Burgess / Mike Pascale         212-371-5999         clb@abmac.com / mmp@abmac.com                  Mackenzie Partners         Larry Dennedy / Charlie Koons         212-929-5239 / 212-929-5708

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