Viking Therapeutics to Participate in Upcoming Investor Conferences on March 2020

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Viking Therapeutics, Inc. ("Viking") (NASDAQ: VKTX), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel therapies for metabolic and endocrine disorders, today announced that the company will participate in four upcoming investor conferences.

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Details of the company's participation are as follows:

  • Raymond James 41st Annual Institutional Investors Conference
    Details: Viking management will deliver a corporate presentation and participate in 1-on-1 meetings
    Time/Date: 9:15 a.m. Eastern on Monday, March 2, 2020
    Location: JW Marriott Grande Lakes, Orlando, FL
  • Cowen and Company 40th Annual Health Care Conference
    Details: Viking management will deliver a corporate presentation and participate in 1-on-1 meetings
    Time/Date: 9:20 a.m. Eastern on Wednesday, March 4, 2020
    Location: Boston Marriott Copley Place
  • 32nd Annual ROTH Conference
    Details: Viking management will deliver a corporate presentation and participate in 1-on-1 meetings
    Time/Date: 10:00 a.m. Pacific on Monday, March 16, 2020
    Location: Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel, Dana Point, CA
  • Oppenheimer 30th Annual Healthcare Conference
    Details: Viking management will deliver a corporate presentation and participate in 1-on-1 meetings (webcast available)
    Time/Date: 8:00 a.m. Eastern on Tuesday, March 17, 2020
    Location: InterContinental New York Barclay

To access the live webcast of the Oppenheimer presentation, please visit "Webcasts & Presentations" within the News & Events section of Viking's Investors page at www.vikingtherapeutics.com. Additionally, a replay of the webcast will be available on the Viking website following the conference.

About Viking Therapeutics, Inc.

Viking Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel, orally available, first-in-class or best-in-class therapies for the treatment of metabolic and endocrine disorders. Viking's research and development activities leverage its expertise in metabolism to develop innovative therapeutics designed to improve patients' lives. The company's clinical programs include VK2809, a novel, orally available, small molecule selective thyroid hormone receptor beta agonist for the treatment of lipid and metabolic disorders, including NASH. In a Phase 2 trial for the treatment of NAFLD and elevated LDL-C, patients who received VK2809 demonstrated statistically significant reductions in LDL-C and liver fat content compared with patients who received placebo. The company is also developing VK0214, a novel, orally available, small molecule selective thyroid hormone receptor beta agonist for the treatment of X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy (X-ALD).

Viking's other programs include VK5211, an orally available, non-steroidal selective androgen receptor modulator. In a Phase 2 trial in patients recovering from hip fracture, patients who received VK5211 experienced significant improvements in measures of lean body mass compared with patients who received placebo. Other programs also include VK0612, a first-in-class, orally available drug candidate in Phase 2 development for the treatment of type 2 diabetes as well as two earlier-stage programs targeting metabolic diseases and anemia. The company holds exclusive worldwide rights to a portfolio of five therapeutic programs, including those noted above, which are based on small molecules licensed from Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated.

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Company Codes: NASDAQ-SMALL:VKTX

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