Mar 30, 2009

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Announces Webcast of its Presentation at Two Investor Conferences

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Mar 30, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) today announced that it will webcast its corporate presentation at Citi's 4th Annual Biotech Day on Wednesday, April 1, 2009 at 2:40 p.m. EDT and at the Canaccord Adams Hepatitis C Conference on Tuesday, April 7, 2009 at 2:30 p.m. EDT.

The presentations will be webcast live and may be accessed from 'Events & Presentations' on the home page of Vertex's website at www.vrtx.com. A replay of the webcasts will also be available on the Company's website for two weeks following the presentation. To ensure a timely connection, it is recommended that users register at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled webcast.

About Vertex

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated is a global biotechnology company committed to the discovery and development of breakthrough small molecule drugs for serious diseases. The Company's strategy is to commercialize its products both independently and in collaboration with major pharmaceutical companies. Vertex's product pipeline is focused on viral diseases, cystic fibrosis, inflammation, autoimmune diseases, cancer, and pain. Vertex co-discovered the HIV protease inhibitor, Lexiva, with GlaxoSmithKline.

Lexiva is a registered trademark of the GlaxoSmithKline group of companies.

Vertex's press releases are available at www.vrtx.com.

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SOURCE: Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated

Vertex Contact:
Lora Pike, 617-444-6755
Associate Director, Investor Relations

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