Catalyst Pharmaceuticals To Present At Two Upcoming Investor Conferences

CORAL GABLES, Fla., Feb. 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Catalyst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Catalyst) (Nasdaq:CPRX), a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing innovative therapies for people with rare debilitating, chronic neuromuscular and neurological diseases, today announced that Patrick J. McEnany, Chief Executive Officer, and Steven Miller, Ph.D., Chief Operating Officer and Chief Scientific Officer, will participate in the following conferences:

Conference:                20th Annual BIO CEO & Investor Conference                                             

Date:                           February 12, 2018                                                                                         

Presentation Time:      3:30 PM EST                                                                                                 

Conference:                SunTrust Robinson Humphrey 4th Annual Orphan Drug Day                      

Date:                           February 13, 2018                                                                                         

The presentation materials for the BIO CEO & Investor conference will be posted at www.catalystpharma.com in the Investor section under Events and Presentations.

About Catalyst Pharmaceuticals Catalyst Pharmaceuticals is a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing innovative therapies for people with rare debilitating, chronic neuromuscular and neurological diseases, including Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS), congenital myasthenic syndromes (CMS), MuSK antibody positive myasthenia gravis, and infantile spasms. Firdapse® has received Breakthrough Therapy Designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of LEMS and Orphan Drug Designation for LEMS, CMS and myasthenia gravis. Firdapse is the first and only approved drug in Europe for symptomatic treatment in adults with LEMS.

Catalyst is also developing CPP-115 to treat refractory infantile spasms. CPP-115 has been granted U.S. Orphan Drug Designation for the treatment of infantile spasms by the FDA and has been granted E.U. Orphan Medicinal Product Designation for the treatment of West syndrome by the European Commission.  In addition, Catalyst is developing a generic version of Sabril® (vigabatrin).

Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which may cause Catalyst's actual results in future periods to differ materially from forecasted results. A number of factors, including those factors described in Catalyst's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year 2016 and its other filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), could adversely affect Catalyst. Copies of Catalyst's filings with the SEC are available from the SEC, may be found on Catalyst's website or may be obtained upon request from Catalyst. Catalyst does not undertake any obligation to update the information contained herein, which speaks only as of this date.

Investor ContactBrian KorbThe Trout Group LLC(646) 378-2923bkorb@troutgroup.comMedia ContactDavid SchullRusso Partners(212) 845-4271david.schull@russopartnersllc.comCompany ContactPatrick J. McEnanyCatalyst PharmaceuticalsChief Executive Officer(305) 420-3200pmcenany@catalystpharma.com

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