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Vical Announces News Release and Conference Call Schedule for Second Quarter 2012 Financial Results

07/25/2012


SAN DIEGO, July 25, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vical Incorporated (Nasdaq:VICL) today announced that the company will report financial results for the three months and six months ended June 30, 2012, before the opening of trading on Wednesday, August 1, and conduct a conference call and webcast to discuss the financial results and provide a company update at noon Eastern Time on Wednesday, August 1. The call is open on a listen-only basis to any interested parties. The company will provide details on independent and partnered development programs in the conference call and webcast.

Conference Call

To listen to the conference call, dial in approximately ten minutes before the scheduled call to (719) 325-2356 (preferred), or (888) 318-7469 (toll-free), and reference confirmation code 3419348. A replay of the call will be available for 48 hours beginning about two hours after the call. To listen to the replay, dial (719) 457-0820 (preferred) or (888) 203-1112 (toll-free) and enter replay passcode 3419348. The call also will be available live and archived through the events page at www.vical.com.

Invited analysts and institutional investors may ask questions during the conference call. Others may submit questions before the call by e-mail addressed to ir@vical.com or by fax to (858) 646-1150. Submitted questions will be screened for appropriateness and general interest. Selected questions received with sufficient notice before the call will be answered as time permits at the end of the call. For further information, contact Vical's Investor Relations department by phone at (858) 646-1127 or by e-mail at ir@vical.com.

About Vical

Vical researches and develops biopharmaceutical products based on its patented DNA delivery technologies for the prevention and treatment of serious or life-threatening diseases. Potential applications of the company's DNA delivery technology include DNA vaccines for infectious diseases or cancer, in which the expressed protein is an immunogen; cancer immunotherapeutics, in which the expressed protein is an immune system stimulant; and cardiovascular therapies, in which the expressed protein is an angiogenic growth factor. The company is developing certain infectious disease vaccines and cancer therapeutics internally. In addition, the company collaborates with major pharmaceutical companies and biotechnology companies that give it access to complementary technologies or greater resources. These strategic partnerships provide the company with mutually beneficial opportunities to expand its product pipeline and address significant unmet medical needs. Additional information on Vical is available at www.vical.com.

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This press release contains forward-looking statements subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. Forward-looking statements include statements about the company's focus, collaborative partners, product candidates, and developmental status. Risks and uncertainties include whether any product candidates will be shown to be safe and efficacious in clinical trials, the timing of clinical trials, whether Vical or its collaborative partners will seek or gain approval to market any product candidates, the dependence of the company on its collaborative partners, and additional risks set forth in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking statements represent the company's judgment as of the date of this release. The company disclaims, however, any intent or obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

CONTACT: Alan R. Engbring
         (858) 646-1127
         Website: www.vical.com

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