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Orexigen Therapeutics Prepares for the Light Study Interim Analysis Based on Direction from Data Monitoring Committee
Date:8/27/2013

An interim analysis and NDA resubmission is planned once the DMC has determined that sufficient information has been gathered for the analysis that would include at least 87 adjudicated MACE.

Orexigen has licensed North American commercial rights to Takeda Pharmaceuticals. Orexigen owns Contrave rights throughout the rest of the world and intends to license commercial rights outside North America.

About Orexigen Therapeutics
Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the treatment of obesity. The Company's lead product candidate is Contrave, which has completed Phase 3 clinical trials and for which a NDA has been submitted and reviewed by the FDA. The Company has also reached agreement with the FDA on a SPA for the Light Study, the Contrave cardiovascular outcomes trial. The Company's other product candidate, Empatic, has completed Phase 2 clinical trials. Further information about the Company can be found at www.orexigen.com.

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Orexigen cautions you that statements included in this press release that are not a description of historical facts are forward‐looking statements. Words such as "believes," "anticipates," "plans," "expects," "indicates," "will," "should," "intends," "potential," "suggests," "assuming," "designed" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward‐looking statements. These statements are based on the Company's current beliefs and expectations. These forward‐looking statements include statements regarding: the potential for, and timing of, the interim analysis and submission of a Contrave NDA; the potential for, and timing of, the accrual and adjudication of MACE; the expected retention rate for patients in the Light Study; the probability of success of the Light Study; the possibility of resubmitting the Contrave NDA with the independent DMC report on the interim a
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