Intercept Pharmaceuticals to Host 2012 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Financial Results Conference Call on March 18

Intercept Pharmaceuticals to Host 2012 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Financial
Results Conference Call on March 18

NEW YORK, March 12, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
(Nasdaq:ICPT) (Intercept), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused
on the development and commercialization of novel bile acid therapeutics to
treat chronic liver diseases, today announced that it will report 2012 fourth
quarter and full year financial results after the NASDAQ Market closes on
Monday, March 18, 2013. Intercept management will conduct a conference call
and audio webcast to discuss these results as well as provide a general
business update at 5:30 p.m. EDT on the same day.

Date: March 18, 2013
Time: 5:30 PM ET

Listen via Internet: http://ir.interceptpharma.com/

Schedule this webcast into MS-Outlook calendar (click open when prompted):
http://apps.shareholder.com/PNWOutlook/t.aspx?m=58161&k=D33205AF

Toll-free: (877) 312-5376
International: (216) 586-6841
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Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the
development and commercialization of novel therapeutics to treat orphan and
more prevalent liver diseases utilizing its expertise in bile acid chemistry.
The company's lead product candidate, obeticholic acid (OCA) is a bile acid
analog and first-in-class agonist of the farnesoid X receptor (FXR). OCA is
initially being developed for the second line treatment of primary biliary
cirrhosis (PBC) in patients with an inadequate response to, or who are unable
to tolerate, ursodiol, the only approved therapy for this indication. OCA has
received orphan drug designation in both the United States and Europe for the
treatment of PBC. Intercept owns worldwide rights to OCA outside of Japan and
China, where it has out-licensed the product candidate to DSP. For more
information about Intercept, please visit the Company's website at:
www.interceptpharma.com.

CONTACT: For more information about Intercept, please contact
         Mark Pruzanski, M.D., or Barbara Duncan, both of
         Intercept Pharmaceuticals, at 1-646-747-1000