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Orexigen(R) Therapeutics Schedules March 12, 2009 Webcast Discussion of Financial Results for the Fourth Quarter and Year Ended December 31, 2008

SAN DIEGO, March 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Orexigen(R) Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: OREX), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the treatment of obesity, will announce its fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2008 financial results on Thursday, March 12, 2009 after the markets close. The announcement will be followed by a live webcast and conference call at 2:00 p.m. Pacific time.

Orexigen management will host the call and webcast to discuss financial results and recent business highlights. The live call may be accessed by phone by calling (800) 860-2442 (domestic) or (412) 858-4600 (international). The webcast can be accessed live on the investor relations section of the Orexigen web site at and will be archived for 14 days following the call.

About Orexigen Therapeutics

Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of pharmaceutical product candidates for the treatment of obesity. The Company's lead combination product candidates targeted for obesity are Contrave(R), which is in Phase III clinical trials, and Empatic(TM) which is in the later stages of Phase II development. Both product candidates take advantage of the Company's understanding of how the brain appears to regulate appetite and energy expenditure, as well as the mechanisms that come into play to limit weight loss over time. Each product candidate is designed to act on a specific group of neurons in the central nervous system with the goal of achieving appetite suppression and sustained weight loss. Further information about the Company can be found at

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