February 17, 2015

Cempra to Report Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Financial Results

Management to Host Webcast and Conference Call on February 25, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. EST

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Feb. 17, 2015 (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 that it will report fourth quarter and full year 2014 financial results after the close of U.S. financial markets on February 25, 2015. Cempra management will host a webcast and conference call at 4:30 p.m. EST that day to discuss the financial results and provide a corporate update.

The live call may be accessed by dialing 877-377-7553 for domestic callers and 253-237-1151 for international callers. A live webcast of the call will be available online from the investor relations section of the company website at www.cempra.com and will be archived there for 30 days. A telephone replay of the call will be available by dialing 855-859-2056 for domestic callers or 404-537-3406 for international callers and entering the conference code: 84387759.

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 (CEM-101) is in Phase 3 clinical development for community acquired bacterial pneumonia (CABP) and is licensed to strategic commercial partner Toyama Chemical Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation, for certain exclusive rights in Japan. Solithromycin also recently entered a Phase 3 clinical trial for uncomplicated bacterial urethritis caused by Neisseria gonorrhoeae and chlamydia. Taksta™ (CEM-102) is Cempra's second product candidate, which is being developed 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. The company 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.

CONTACT: Investor Contact:

         Robert H. Uhl

         Westwicke Partners, LLC

         (858) 356-5932

         robert.uhl@westwicke.com



         Media Contact:

         Robert E. Flamm, Ph.D.

         Russo Partners, LLC

         (212) 845-4226

         robert.flamm@russopartnersllc.com

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