Sucampo to Release First Quarter 2010 Financial Results and Conduct a Conference Call on May 10, 2010

BETHESDA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCMP) today announced that it will sponsor a conference call to discuss its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2010. These results are expected to be released on Monday, May 10, 2010, after the capital markets close.

The conference call will be hosted by senior management and will be held at 5:00 pm Eastern on Monday, May 10, 2010.

Investors may listen to the live call by dialing 866-783-2146 (domestic) or 1-857-350-1605 (international), passcode 13558429 five to ten minutes ahead of the start of the call. A replay of the call will be available within a few hours after the call ends. Investors may listen to the replay by dialing 888-286-8010 (domestic) or 1-617-801-6888 (international), passcode 68887219.

The conference call will be webcast and may be accessed at the “For Investors” section of the company’s website, www.sucampo.com. Investors interested in listening to the live audio webcast should log on before the conference call begins in order to download any software required. The archive of the conference call will remain available for several days.

About Sucampo Pharmaceuticals

Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc., an international biopharmaceutical company based in Bethesda, Maryland, focuses on the development and commercialization of medicines based on prostones. The therapeutic potential of prostones, which are bio-lipids that occur naturally in the human body, was first identified by Ryuji Ueno, M.D., Ph.D., Ph.D., Sucampo Pharmaceuticals’ Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Ueno founded Sucampo Pharmaceuticals in 1996 with Sachiko Kuno, Ph.D., founding Chief Executive Officer and currently Advisor, International Business Development, and a member of the Board of Directors.

Sucampo Pharma America, Inc., markets AMITIZA® (lubiprostone) 24 mcg in the U.S. for chronic idiopathic constipation in adults and AMITIZA 8 mcg in the U.S. to treat irritable bowel syndrome with constipation in adult women. Sucampo also is developing the drug for additional gastrointestinal disorders with large potential markets. In addition, Sucampo has a robust pipeline of compounds with the potential to target underserved diseases affecting millions of patients worldwide. Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has three wholly owned subsidiaries: Sucampo Pharma Europe, Ltd., located in the UK; Sucampo Pharma, Ltd., located in Japan; and, Sucampo Pharma Americas, Inc., located in the US. To learn more about Sucampo Pharmaceuticals and its products, visit www.sucampo.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Any statements in this press release about future expectations, plans and prospects for Sucampo Pharmaceuticals are forward-looking statements made under the provisions of The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements may be identified by the words “project,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “plan,” “expect,” “estimate,” “intend,” “should,” “would,” “could,” “will,” ”may” or other similar expressions. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors, including those described in Sucampo Pharmaceuticals’ filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including the annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009 and other periodic reports filed with the SEC. Any forward-looking statements in this press release represent Sucampo Pharmaceuticals’ views only as of the date of this release and should not be relied upon as representing its views as of any subsequent date. Sucampo does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this release as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.



CONTACT:

Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Kate de Santis, 240-223-3834
and
Westwicke Partners
John Woolford, 410-213-0506

KEYWORDS:   United States  North America  Maryland

INDUSTRY KEYWORDS:   Health  Biotechnology  Pharmaceutical

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