January 20, 2010

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Announces the Date of its Full Year 2009 Financial Results Conference Call and Webcast

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan 20, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) will announce its fourth quarter and full year 2009 financial results on Thursday, February 4, 2010 after the financial markets close. The Company will host a conference call at 5:00 p.m. EST.

The conference call will be webcast live and may be accessed from the 'Events & Presentations' page of Vertex's website at www.vrtx.com. A replay of the conference call and webcast will be archived on the Company's website until February 11, 2010. 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, epilepsy, cancer, and pain. Vertex co-discovered the HIV protease inhibitor, Lexiva, with GlaxoSmithKline.

Lexiva(R) 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 Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
Lora Pike, 617-444-6755
Associate Director, Investor Relations

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