Sucampo Pharmaceuticals Announces Third Quarter And Nine Months 2013 Results And Operating Highlights Teleconference And Webcast

BETHESDA, Md., Oct. 22, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:SCMP) ("Sucampo"), a global biopharmaceutical company, today announced that it will host a webcast and teleconference with senior management to discuss its financial results and operating highlights for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2013, on Tuesday, November 5, 2013, at 5:00 pm Eastern. The press release announcing the financial results and operating highlights is expected to be released after the close of the capital markets that day.

Investors interested in accessing the live audio webcast of the teleconference may do so at http://investor.sucampo.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=201197&p=irol-calendar and should log on 10 to 15 minutes before the teleconference begins in order to download any software required. Presentation slides will be available via the webcast link. A replay of the webcast will also be available on Sucampo's website for several days after the live event. Alternatively, investors may dial 866-318-8611 (domestic) or 617-399-5130 (international) and use passcode 61691134. A replay of the teleconference will be available by dialing 888-286-8010 (domestic) or 617-801-6888, passcode 75849618, approximately two hours after the teleconference concludes. The archive of the teleconference will remain available for 30 days.

About Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of drugs based on ion channel activators knows as prostones. Discovered by the company's scientific founder, prostones are naturally occurring fatty acid metabolites with unique physiological activities. Sucampo has two marketed products – AMITIZA® and RESCULA® – and a pipeline of prostone-based product candidates in clinical development. A global company, Sucampo is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, and has operations in the United Kingdom, Switzerland and Japan. For more information, please visit www.sucampo.com .

The Sucampo logo and the tagline, The Science of Innovation, are registered trademarks of Sucampo AG. AMITIZA is a registered trademark of Sucampo AG. RESCULA is a registered trademark of R-Tech Ueno, Ltd, and has been licensed to Sucampo AG.

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 U.S. and internationally and the exposure to litigation and/or regulatory actions. No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed and actual results may differ materially from those projected. Sucampo undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise. Forward-looking statements in this presentation should be evaluated together with the many uncertainties that affect Sucampo's business, particularly those mentioned in the risk factors and cautionary statements in Sucampo's most recent Form 8-K and 10-K, which Sucampo incorporates by reference.

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