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Dermira Added to Russell 2000(R) Index

MENLO PARK, Calif., Dec. 22, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dermira, Inc. (Nasdaq:DERM), a specialty biopharmaceutical company focused on bringing innovative and differentiated medical dermatology products to dermatologists and their patients, today announced that the company was added to the Russell 2000® Index as part of Russell Investments' quarterly addition of select initial public offering (IPO) companies. Dermira joined the index after the equity markets closed on December 19, 2014. The stock also was added systematically to the appropriate Russell growth and value indexes.

The Russell 2000 Index measures the performance of the small-cap segment of the U.S. equity universe and is a subset of the Russell 3000® Index. Russell indexes are widely used by investment managers and institutional investors for index funds and as benchmarks for active investment strategies. Approximately $5.2 trillion in assets are benchmarked to the Russell Indexes.

About Dermira

Dermira is a specialty biopharmaceutical company focused on bringing innovative and differentiated medical dermatology products to dermatologists and their patients. Dermira's portfolio of five product candidates targets significant market opportunities and includes three late-stage product candidates, Cimzia® (certolizumab pegol), in development in collaboration with UCB Pharma S.A. for the treatment of moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis; DRM04, a topical treatment for hyperhidrosis; and, DRM01, a topical sebum inhibitor for the treatment of acne. Dermira is headquartered in Redwood City, California. For more information, please visit www.dermira.com.

CONTACT: Dermira Contact
         Andrew Guggenhime
         Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer
         650.421.7200

         Investor Contact
         Westwicke Partners
         Robert H. Uhl
         Managing Director
         858.356.5932
         Robert.uhl@westwicke.com
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