Conatus Pharmaceuticals to Present at Upcoming Investor Conferences

Conatus Pharmaceuticals to Present at Upcoming Investor Conferences

SAN DIEGO, May 27, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Conatus Pharmaceuticals Inc.
(Nasdaq:CNAT), a biotechnology company focused on the development and
commercialization of novel medicines to treat liver disease, today announced
its scheduled presentations at the following investor conferences in June:

  *Jefferies and Company 2014 Global Healthcare Conference on Monday, June 2,
    2014, at 8:00 a.m. ET, in New York; and
  *JMP Securities Healthcare Conference 2014 on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at
    12:00 p.m. ET, in New York.

An audio webcast and copy of the Jefferies conference presentation will be
available in the Investor Center of the company's website at
www.conatuspharma.com.

About Conatus Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Conatus is a biotechnology company focused on the development and
commercialization of novel medicines to treat liver disease. Conatus is
developing emricasan as a first-in class, orally active caspase protease
inhibitor designed to reduce the activity of enzymes that mediate inflammation
and cell death, or apoptosis. Conatus believes that by reducing the activity
of these enzymes, emricasan has the potential to interrupt the progression of
liver disease. For additional information, please visit www.conatuspharma.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of
Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements
other than statements of historical facts contained in this press release,
including statements regarding anticipated clinical development plans and
proposed activity of emricasan in patients with liver disease, are
forward-looking statements. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking
statements by terms such as "may," "will," "should," "expect," "plan,"
"anticipate," "could," "intend," "target," "project," "contemplates,"
"believes," "estimates," "predicts," "potential" or "continue" or the negative
of these terms or other similar expressions. These forward-looking statements
speak only as of the date of this press release and are subject to a number of
risks, uncertainties and assumptions, including: changes in the planned use of
proceeds from Conatus' initial public offering; Conatus' ability to maintain
sufficient capital to advance the clinical development of emricasan and fund
Conatus' operations; Conatus' reliance on third parties to conduct its
clinical trials, manufacture its preclinical and clinical drug supplies and
manufacture commercial supplies of emricasan, if approved; potential adverse
side effects or other safety risks associated with emricasan; results of
current and future clinical trials of emricasan; the uncertainty of the FDA
approval process and other regulatory requirements; the potential for
competing products to limit the clinical trial enrollment opportunities for
emricasan in certain indications; and those described in Conatus' prior press
releases and the periodic reports it files with the Securities and Exchange
Commission. The events and circumstances reflected in Conatus' forward-looking
statements may not be achieved or occur and actual results could differ
materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Except as
required by applicable law, Conatus does not plan to publicly update or revise
any forward-looking statements contained herein, whether as a result of any
new information, future events, changed circumstances or otherwise.

CONTACT: INVESTORS
         Alan Engbring, Conatus Pharmaceuticals
         (858) 457-7237, aengbring@conatuspharma.com
        
         MEDIA
         Mariesa Kemble, Sam Brown Inc.
         (608) 850-4745, mariesakemble@sambrown.com
 
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