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Vitae Pharmaceuticals Announces Exercise of Underwriters' Option to Purchase Additional Shares of Initial Public Offering

FORT WASHINGTON, Pa., Oct. 27, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vitae Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:VTAE), a clinical stage biotechnology company, today announced that the underwriters of its previously announced initial public offering (IPO) of common stock have exercised in full their option to purchase 1,031,250 shares of common stock at the IPO price of $8.00 per share, less underwriting discounts. After giving effect to the over-allotment closing, the aggregate net proceeds to Vitae from the IPO, after underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses, was approximately $56.0 million.

Stifel and BMO Capital Markets acted as joint book-running managers and JMP Securities and Wedbush PacGrow Life Sciences acted as co-managers for the IPO.

A copy of the final prospectus related to the IPO may be obtained from Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated, Attention: Syndicate, One Montgomery Street, Suite 3700, San Francisco, CA 94104, Telephone: (415) 364-2720, email: syndprospectus@stifel.com; or from BMO Capital Markets Corp., Attention: Equity Syndicate Department, 3 Times Square, 27th Floor, New York, NY 10036, Telephone: (800) 414-3627, email: bmoprospectus@bmo.com.

A registration statement relating to these securities was declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission on September 24, 2014. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of, these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of such state or jurisdiction.

CONTACT: Investors:
         Vitae Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
         Richard S. Morris, CPA
         Chief Financial Officer
         (215) 461-2000
         rmorris@vitaerx.com

         Westwicke Partners
         John Woolford
         (443) 213-0506
         john.woolford@westwicke.com

         or

         Media:
         6 Degrees PR
         Tony Plohoros
         (908) 940-0135
         tplohoros@6degreespr.com

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"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Statements in this press release regarding Vitae Pharmaceuticals Inc's business which are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report or Form 10-K for the most recently ended fiscal year.