Conceptus(R) to Hold Fourth Quarter Financial Results Conference Call on February 5, 2013

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 8, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Conceptus, Inc. (Nasdaq:CPTS), developer of the Essure® procedure, the leading non-surgical permanent birth control method, today announced that the Company will release 2012 fourth quarter financial results and introduce 2013 full year financial guidance on Tuesday, February 5, 2013, after the close of market. Management will host an investment community conference call beginning at 4:30 p.m. Eastern time on February 5, 2013, to discuss the results and answer questions.

Conference call dial-in information is as follows:

  • U.S. callers: (866) 428-9517; Password: 87049882   
  • International callers: (253) 237-1155; Password: 87049882

Individuals interested in listening to the live conference call via the Internet may do so by logging on to the Company's website, www.conceptus.com. The webcast will be available on the Company's Web site for 14 days following the completion of the call.

About the Essure® Procedure

The Essure procedure, FDA approved since 2002, is the only surgery-free and hormone-free permanent birth control method that can be performed in the comfort of a physician's office in less than 10 minutes (average hysteroscopic time) without the risks associated with general anesthesia or tubal ligation. Soft, flexible inserts are placed in a woman's fallopian tubes through the cervix without incisions. Over the next three months, the body works with the inserts to form a natural barrier in the fallopian tubes to prevent sperm from reaching the egg. Three months after the Essure procedure, an Essure Confirmation Test is given to confirm that the inserts are in place and that the fallopian tubes are blocked, verifying that the patient can rely on Essure for permanent birth control.

The Essure procedure is 99.83% effective based on five years of follow up with zero pregnancies reported in clinical trials, making it the most effective permanent birth control available. Essure's 10-year commercial data tracks closely with its five-year clinical results, and Essure has been proven and trusted by physicians since 2002. The Essure procedure is covered in the U.S. by most public and private insurance plans and more than 660,000 women worldwide have undergone the procedure.  

About Conceptus®, Inc.

Conceptus, Inc. is the global leader in the development and commercialization of innovative device-based solutions in permanent birth control. The Company manufactures and markets the Essure Permanent Birth Control System.

Please visit www.essure.com for more information on the Essure procedure. Patients may call the Essure Information Center at 1-877-ESSURE-1 with questions or to find a physician in their area. About the Essure® Procedure

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CONTACT: Investor Relations Contact:
         Lynn Pieper
         Westwicke Partners
         (415) 202-5678
         lynn.pieper@westwicke.com

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