January 4, 2017

Cempra to Present at J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Jan. 04, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cempra, Inc. (Nasdaq:CEMP), a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on developing antibiotics to meet critical medical needs in the treatment of bacterial infectious diseases, today announced it will be participating in the 35th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference. Management is scheduled to present at 3:30 p.m. PT (6:30 p.m. ET) on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 in San Francisco.

A live audio webcast and archive of the presentations will be available on the company website at http://investor.cempra.com/events.cfm. Listeners are encouraged to visit the site prior to the scheduled presentation to register, download and install any necessary audio software.

About Cempra, Inc.

Cempra, Inc. is a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on developing antibiotics to meet critical medical needs in the treatment of bacterial infectious diseases. Cempra's two lead product candidates are currently in advanced clinical development. Solithromycin has been successfully evaluated in two Phase 3 clinical trials for community-acquired bacterial pneumonia (CABP). Cempra is currently seeking approval for both intravenous and oral capsule formulations from the FDA and the EMA. Solithromycin is licensed to strategic commercial partner Toyama Chemical Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation, for certain exclusive rights in Japan. Solithromycin is also in a Phase 3 clinical trial for uncomplicated urogenital urethritis caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae or chlamydia. Cempra is contracted with BARDA for the development of solithromycin for pediatric use and has commenced enrollment in a global Phase 2/3 trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of solithromycin versus standard of care antibiotics in children and adolescents from two months to 17 years of age. Fusidic acid is Cempra's second product candidate, which has completed enrollment of an initial Phase 3 trial comparing fusidic acid to linezolid in patients with acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSI). Cempra also has an ongoing exploratory study of fusidic acid for chronic oral treatment of refractory infections in bones and joints. Both products seek to address the need for new treatments targeting drug-resistant bacterial infections in the hospital and in the community. Cempra has also synthesized novel macrolides for non-antibiotic uses such as the treatment of chronic inflammatory diseases, endocrine diseases and gastric motility disorders. Cempra was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Chapel Hill, N.C. For additional information about Cempra please visit www.cempra.com.

Company Contact:

John Bluth

Cempra, Inc.

+1 984 209 4534

jbluth@cempra.com



Investor Contact:

Robert Uhl

Westwicke Partners, LLC

+1 858 356 5932

robert.uhl@westwicke.com



Media Contact:

Melyssa Weible

Elixir Health PR

+1 201 723 5805

mweible@elixirhealthpr.com

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