Ventrus Biosciences to Present at the Lazard Capital Markets 9th Annual Healthcare Conference

Ventrus Biosciences to Present at the Lazard Capital Markets 9th Annual
Healthcare Conference

NEW YORK, Nov. 8, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ventrus Biosciences, Inc.
(Nasdaq:VTUS), a pharmaceutical company focused on developing and
commercializing gastrointestinal products, today announced that Dr. Russell
Ellison, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, will be presenting at the
Lazard Capital Markets 9th Annual Healthcare Conference on Tuesday, November
13^th at 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time at the Pierre Hotel in New York.

A live webcast and replay of the presentation will be available on the
"Investors" section of the Company's website.

http://investor.ventrusbio.com/events.cfm

About Ventrus

Ventrus is a development stage pharmaceutical company focused on the
development of late-stage prescription drugs for gastrointestinal problems,
specifically anal disorders. Our lead product is topical diltiazem (VEN 307)
for the treatment of anal fissures for which the first Phase 3 trial was
initiated in November 2010, and reported positive top line results in May
2012. The second Phase 3 trial began enrollment in the fourth quarter of 2012
and is ongoing and we estimate that it will be completed in the fourth quarter
of 2013 and that we will file a 505b(2) New Drug Application with the Food and
Drug Administration by the end of 2013 with a possible PDUFA date at the end
of 2014. Our product candidate portfolio also includes a Phase 2 stage topical
phenylephrine (VEN 308) intended to treat fecal incontinence in patients who
have had a colectomy using the Ileal pouch anal anastomosis (IPAA) procedure.
VEN 307 and VEN 308 are two molecules that were previously approved and
marketed for other indications and that have been formulated into our
in-licensed proprietary topical treatments for these new gastrointestinal
indications.

CONTACT: Ventrus BioSciences, Inc.
         David Barrett
         646-706-5208
         dbarrett@ventrusbio.com
        
         Argot Partners
         David Pitts
         212-600-1902
         david@argotpartners.com
 
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