Synergy Pharmaceuticals Announces Change in Presentation Time at Jefferies 2013 Global Healthcare Conference

Synergy Pharmaceuticals Announces Change in Presentation Time at Jefferies
2013 Global Healthcare Conference

NEW YORK, June 3, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Synergy Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
(Nasdaq:SGYP), a developer of new drugs to treat gastrointestinal diseases and
disorders, today announced a change in the Company's presentation time at the
2013 Jefferies Global Healthcare Conference being held in New York City.
President and CEO, Gary S. Jacob, Ph.D., will present on Thursday, June 6,
2013, at 1:30 p.m. (ET) at the Grand Hyatt New York.

Live audio webcast of the presentation will be available under the investor
relations section of Synergy's website at www.synergypharma.com. A replay of
the presentation will also be available and archived on the site for 60 days.

About Synergy Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Synergy is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of new drugs
to treat gastrointestinal (GI) diseases and disorders. Synergy's lead
proprietary drug candidate, plecanatide, is a synthetic analog of the human GI
hormone, uroguanylin, and functions by activating the guanylate cyclase C
receptor on epithelial cells of the GI tract. Synergy completed a positive
Phase I study of plecanatide in healthy volunteers, a positive Phase IIa and a
large multicenter clinical trial in patients with chronic idiopathic
constipation. Synergy is also developing plecanatide for the treatment of
irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C), having initiated the first
trial in IBS-C patients in late 2012. Synergy's second GC-C agonist, SP-333,
is in clinical development to treat inflammatory bowel diseases, and has
recently completed its first Phase I trial in healthy volunteers. More
information is available at www.synergypharma.com

CONTACT: Media Contact:
        
         Gem Gokmen
         Office:  212-584-7610
         Mobile:  646-637-3208
         ggokmen@synergypharma.com
        
         Investor Contact:
        
         Bernard Denoyer
         Office: 212-297-0020
         Mobile: 203-300-8147
         Bdenoyer@synergypharma.com
 
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