VIVUS to Present at Upcoming Investor Conference

VIVUS to Present at Upcoming Investor Conference

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 12, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- VIVUS, Inc.
(Nasdaq:VVUS) today announced that management will present an overview of the
company at the following investment conference:

Wells Fargo Securities Research & Economics 2013 Healthcare Conference
June 18, 2013, 3:30pm EDT
Intercontinental Hotel - Boston, MA

A live webcast and 30-day archive of the presentation will be available at
http://ir.vivus.com.

About VIVUS

VIVUS is a biopharmaceutical company commercializing and developing
innovative, next-generation therapies to address unmet needs in obesity, sleep
apnea, diabetes and sexual health. For more information about the company,
please visit www.vivus.com.

Certain statements in this press release are forward-looking within the
meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These
statements may be identified by the use of forward-looking words such as
"anticipate," "believe," "forecast," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "likely,"
"may," "plan," "potential," "predict," "opportunity" and "should," among
others. There are a number of factors that could cause actual events to differ
materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements. VIVUS does
not undertake an obligation to update or revise any forward-looking
statements. Investors should read the risk factors set forth in VIVUS's Form
10-K for the year ending December 31, 2012, as amended by the Form 10-K/A
filed on April 30, 2013, and periodic reports filed with the Securities and
Exchange Commission.

CONTACT: VIVUS, Inc.
         Dana B. Shinbaum
         Corporate Development & Investor Relations
         shinbaum@vivus.com
        
         Financial Media Relations:
         Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher
         Jennifer Beugelmans
         jbeugelmans@joelefrank.com
         (212) 895-8692
        
         Investor Relations:
         The Trout Group
         Brian Korb
         bkorb@troutgroup.com
         646-378-2923
 
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