updated 6/15/2011 5:17:32 PM ET 2011-06-15T21:17:32

SAN MATEO, Calif., June 15, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Epocrates, Inc. (Nasdaq:EPOC), a leading provider of mobile drug reference tools to healthcare professionals and interactive services to the healthcare industry, today announced the appointment of Matthew Kaminer as general counsel and secretary of Epocrates, effective June 27, 2011. Mr. Kaminer succeeds Paul Banta, who has resigned as executive vice president, general counsel and secretary, effective July 1, 2011 to pursue other interests.

Mr. Kaminer joins Epocrates from MediMedia, Inc. where he served as general counsel. Previously, Kaminer served as assistant general counsel and chief privacy officer at WebMD Health Corp. During his six year tenure at WebMD, he managed legal matters related to corporate, intellectual property, technology, privacy, regulatory and employment. Kaminer earned his J.D. from George Washington University Law School and B.S. in computer science from Pennsylvania State University.

"We are very pleased to have someone with Matt's significant experience join the Epocrates management team," said Rose Crane, president and chief executive officer of Epocrates. "He will be key contributor and member of our management team as we continue to focus on expanding our position in point-of-care digital solutions that enhance the practice of medicine."

About Epocrates, Inc.

Epocrates, Inc., developers of the #1 most used mobile medical app among U.S. physicians, creates point-of-care digital solutions that enhance the practice of medicine. More than 1.3 million healthcare professionals, including 45 percent of U.S. physicians, use Epocrates to help improve patient care and practice efficiencies with its drug reference, educational and clinical apps. The company also partners with the healthcare industry, including top pharmaceutical companies, to engage with its clinician network through effective, interactive services. For more information about Epocrates, please visit www.epocrates.com/company.

Epocrates is a trademark of Epocrates, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

CONTACT: INVESTORS & MEDIA:
         Julie Tracy
         Sr. Vice President, Chief Communications Officer
         Epocrates, Inc.
         (609) 583-1464
         jtracy@epocrates.com

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