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Zafgen to Present at the Leerink Partners 6th Annual Global Healthcare Conference

BOSTON, Feb. 09, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Zafgen, Inc. (Nasdaq:ZFGN), a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to significantly improving the health and well-being of patients affected by metabolic diseases including type 2 diabetes and obesity, announced today that Thomas Hughes, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Zafgen, will present at the upcoming Leerink Partners 6th Annual Global Healthcare Conference in New York City on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 3:30 p.m. ET.

A live audio webcast and replay of the presentation will be available through the Events and Presentations page of the Investors section of the Company's website (www.zafgen.com) for 90 days following the conclusion of the live event.

About Zafgen

Zafgen (Nasdaq:ZFGN) is a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to significantly improving the health and well-being of patients affected by metabolic diseases including type 2 diabetes and obesity. Zafgen is focused on developing novel therapeutics that treat the underlying biological mechanisms of metabolic diseases through the MetAP2 pathway. Zafgen has pioneered the study of MetAP2 inhibitors in both common and rare forms of obesity. Zafgen's lead product candidate is ZGN-1061, which is a novel, first-in-class, twice-weekly subcutaneous injection. Zafgen aspires to improve the lives of patients through targeted treatments and has assembled a team accomplished in bringing therapies to patients affected by metabolic diseases.

Investor Relations Contact:

Argot Partners
Investor Relations
Laura Perry or Glenn Garmont
212-600-1902
laura@argotpartners.com
glenn@argotpartners.com