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Proteon Therapeutics to Present at the JMP Securities Life Sciences Conference June 22nd

WALTHAM, Mass., June 15, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Proteon Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq:PRTO), a company developing novel, first-in-class therapeutics to address the medical needs of patients with kidney and vascular diseases, today announced that Company management will present at the JMP Securities Life Sciences Conference on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 1:30 pm ET.

A live audio webcast of the presentation can be accessed by visiting the Investor and Media section of the Company's website at www.proteontherapeutics.com. A replay of the webcast will be archived on the Proteon website following the presentation.

About Proteon Therapeutics
Proteon Therapeutics is committed to improving the health of patients with kidney and vascular diseases through the development of novel, first-in-class therapeutics. Proteon's lead product candidate, vonapanitase (formerly PRT-201), is an investigational drug intended to improve arteriovenous fistula (AVF) patency, the period of time during which an AVF remains open with adequate blood flow to enable hemodialysis. Proteon is currently evaluating vonapanitase in two Phase 3 clinical trials (PATENCY-1 and PATENCY-2) in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) undergoing surgical creation of a radiocephalic AVF for hemodialysis and has completed a Phase 1 clinical trial in patients with symptomatic peripheral artery disease (PAD). For more information, please visit www.proteontherapeutics.com.

Investor Relations Contact
George Eldridge, Proteon Therapeutics, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
781-890-0102
geldridge@proteontherapeutics.com

Media Contact
Cara Mayfield, Ten Bridge Communications
857-242-1872
proteon@tenbridgecommunications.com

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