Sucampo Pharmaceuticals Announces Webcast of Its Presentation at the Biotech ShowcaseTM 2013 Conference

  Sucampo Pharmaceuticals Announces Webcast of Its Presentation at the Biotech
  ShowcaseTM 2013 Conference

Biotech Showcase 2013

Business Wire

BETHESDA, Md. -- January 3, 2013

Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCMP) today announced that it will
webcast its corporate presentation at the Biotech Showcase^TM 2013 conference
on Tuesday, January 8 at 11:30 am Pacific, or 2:30 pm Eastern.

The presentation will be webcast live and may be accessed from the Event
Calendar page of Sucampo’s website at
http://investor.sucampo.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=201197&p=irol-calendar. A replay
of the webcast will also be available on the Company’s website for several
days after the live event. To ensure a timely connection, it is recommended
that users register at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled webcast.

About Sucampo Pharmaceuticals

Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a global pharmaceutical company focused on
innovative research, discovery, development and commercialization of
proprietary drugs based on prostones. The therapeutic potential of prostones
was first discovered by Ryuji Ueno, M.D., Ph.D., Ph.D., Sucampo’s Chairman,
Chief Executive Officer, and co-founder. Prostones, naturally occurring fatty
acid metabolites that have emerged as promising compounds with unique
physiological activities, can be targeted for the treatment of unmet or
underserved medical needs. For more information, please visit www.sucampo.com.

Sucampo Forward-Looking Statements

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
US 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 Form 10-K for the year ended Dec. 31, 2011 and in
Sucampo’s Form 10-Qs for the first three quarters of 2012, which the Company
incorporates by reference.

Contact:

Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Silvia Taylor, 1-240-223-3718
staylor@sucampo.com