CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 30, 2018--Aerpio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:ARPO), a biopharmaceutical company focused on advancing first-in-class treatments for ocular diseases, today announced that Chief Executive Officer, Stephen Hoffman, M.D., Ph.D., will present at the 20 th Annual Rodman & Renshaw Global Investment Conference, sponsored by H.C. Wainwright & Co., LLC, on Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time in New York, NY. Dr. Hoffman will provide a corporate overview and business update.

The presentation will be webcast live and may be accessed by visiting Aerpio's website at http://ir.aerpio.com/.

About Aerpio Pharmaceuticals

Aerpio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on advancing first-in-class treatments for ocular diseases. The Company’s lead compound, AKB-9778, is a small molecule activator of the Tie2 pathway and is in clinical development for the treatment of non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy. For more information, please visit www.aerpio.com.

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CONTACT: Investor & Media:

Aerpio Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Michael Rogers

Chief Financial Officer

mrogers@aerpio.com

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Burns McClellan, on behalf of Aerpio Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Media:

Robert Flamm, Ph.D.

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Investors:

Ami Bavishi

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KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA NEW YORK OHIO

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: HEALTH BIOTECHNOLOGY OPTICAL PHARMACEUTICAL DIABETES

SOURCE: Aerpio Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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