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Viking Therapeutics Announces Pricing of $55.0 Million Public Offering of Common Stock

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SAN DIEGO, Feb. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Viking Therapeutics, Inc. (“Viking”) (NASDAQ: VKTX), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel therapies for metabolic and endocrine disorders, today announced the pricing of its public offering of 11,000,000 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $5.00 per share. Gross proceeds, before underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses, are expected to be approximately $55.0 million. Viking currently intends to use the net proceeds from the offering for continued development of its VK5211, VK2809 and VK0214 programs and for general research and development, working capital and general corporate purposes. In addition, Viking has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to 1,650,000 additional shares of its common stock. The offering is expected to close on or about February 6, 2018, subject to satisfaction of customary closing conditions.

William Blair & Company, L.L.C. is acting as sole book-running manager for the offering and Maxim Group LLC and Roth Capital Partners are acting as co-managers for the offering. H.C. Wainwright & Co. is acting as a financial advisor for the offering.

The public offering is made pursuant to a shelf registration statement on Form S-3 (File No. 333-212134), previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on June 20, 2016, as amended by Amendment No. 1 thereto, previously filed with the SEC on July 26, 2016, and declared effective on July 26, 2016. The securities may be offered only by means of a prospectus. A preliminary prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus relating to and describing the terms of the offering have been filed with the SEC and are available on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus, and when available, copies of the final prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus relating to the offering may also be obtained by contacting William Blair & Company, L.L.C. at 150 North Riverside Plaza, Chicago, Illinois 60606, Attention: Prospectus Department, by telephone at (800) 621-0687, or by email at prospectus@williamblair.com.

This press release does 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 the registration or qualification under the securities laws

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