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Intercept Pharmaceuticals to Present at Upcoming Healthcare Conferences

Intercept Pharmaceuticals to Present at Upcoming Healthcare Conferences

NEW YORK, April 25, 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, such as primary biliary cirrhosis, today
announced that Mark Pruzanski, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer, will
present at the following investor conferences in May:

  *Needham 2013 Healthcare Conference on May 1, at 10:40 a.m. Eastern Time at
    the Westin Grand Central Hotel in New York City
  *Bank of America 2013 Health Care Conference on May 15, at 1:40 p.m.
    Pacific Time at the Encore at the Wynn in Las Vegas

Live and archived audio webcasts of the company's sessions will be available
on the "Events" section of Intercept's investor website at
http://ir.interceptpharma.com.

About Intercept

Intercept is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and
commercialization of novel therapeutics to treat orphan and more prevalent
liver diseases, such as primary biliary cirrhosis, 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.

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

CONTACT: Intercept Pharmaceuticals
         1-646-747-1000