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Orexigen Therapeutics to Present at the J.P. Morgan 2014 Healthcare Conference

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Orexigen® Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: OREX) today announced that management will present a company overview at the J.P. Morgan 2014 Healthcare Conference in San Francisco. The presentation is scheduled for Tuesday, January 14 at 11:30 a.m. Pacific Time. To listen to the live webcast or a replay of the presentation, please visit the Investor Relations section of the Company's Web site at www.orexigen.com. A replay will be available for 14 days after the event.

About Orexigen Therapeutics

Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the treatment of obesity. The Company's lead product candidate is Contrave®. Based on successful results of the Light Study, an ongoing cardiovascular outcomes trial, Orexigen's strategy for Contrave is to pursue approvals worldwide and pharmaceutical partnerships for global commercialization. The Company has submitted applications for marketing authorization in the United States and Europe, with potential approvals in 2014. If approved, North American partner Takeda Pharmaceuticals will commercialize Contrave in the United States. The Company's other product candidate, Empatic, has completed Phase 2 clinical trials. Further information about the Company can be found at www.orexigen.com.

Orexigen Contact:

Media Contact: 

McDavid Stilwell

Denise Powell

VP, Corporate Communications and Business Development

BrewLife

(858) 875-8629

(510) 703-9491

SOURCE Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc.

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