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VIVUS Announces Date of First Quarter 2012 Financial Results and Conference Call

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 1, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- VIVUS, Inc. (Nasdaq:VVUS) today announced that it will report financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2012 after the NASDAQ Market closes on Monday, May 7, 2012.

The company will conduct a conference call and an audio webcast at 1:30pm PT on the same day.

Date: May 7, 2012
Time: 1:30 PM PT

Listen via Internet: http://ir.vivus.com/

Schedule this webcast into MS-Outlook calendar (click open when prompted):
http://apps.shareholder.com/PNWOutlook/t.aspx?m=53402&k=291344C4

Toll-free:     877-359-2916
International: 224-357-2386

A webcast replay will be available on the VIVUS web site for 30 days.

About VIVUS

VIVUS is a biopharmaceutical company developing therapies to address obesity, sleep apnea, diabetes and male sexual health. The company's lead investigational product in clinical development, Qnexa, has completed phase 3 clinical trials for the treatment of obesity and is currently being considered for approval by US and EU regulators. VIVUS received a Complete Response Letter, or CRL, to the initial Qnexa NDA on October 28, 2010. VIVUS resubmitted the Qnexa NDA in October 2011, which has a FDA action date of July 17, 2012. On February 22, 2012, in a 20-to-2 vote, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee recommended that Qnexa be granted marketing approval by the FDA for the treatment of obesity in adults. In January 2012, we received the 180-day LOI from the CHMP. Qnexa is also in phase 2 clinical development for the treatment of type 2 diabetes and obstructive sleep apnea. In the area of sexual health, the FDA recently approved STENDRA(TM) (avanafil) for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. For more information about the company, please visit www.vivus.com.

CONTACT: VIVUS, Inc.

         Timothy E. Morris

         Chief Financial Officer

         morris@vivus.com



         Investor Relations:

         The Trout Group

         Brian Korb

         646-378-2923

         bkorb@troutgroup.com

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