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Vertex Announces Webcast of its Presentations at Two Investor Conferences

Friday, February 24, 2012

Vertex Announces Webcast of its Presentations at Two Investor Conferences09:15 EST Friday, February 24, 2012 CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Business Wire) -- Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) today announced that Vertex will webcast its presentation at the 32nd Annual Cowen Health Care Conference on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at 11:20 a.m. EST and at Barclay's Capital 2012 Global Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. EST. The presentations will be webcast live and may be accessed from ‘Events & Presentations' on the home page of Vertex's website at A replay of the webcasts will also be available on the Company's website for two weeks following the presentations. To ensure a timely connection, it is recommended that users register at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled webcast. About Vertex Vertex creates new possibilities in medicine. Our team discovers, develops and commercializes innovative therapies so people with serious diseases can lead better lives. Vertex scientists and our collaborators are working on new medicines to cure or significantly advance the treatment of hepatitis C, cystic fibrosis, rheumatoid arthritis, epilepsy and other life-threatening diseases. Founded more than 20 years ago in Cambridge, MA, we now have ongoing worldwide research programs and sites in the U.S., U.K. and Canada. Today, Vertex has more than 2,000 employees around the world, and Science magazine named Vertex number one on its 2011 list of Top Employers in the life sciences. Vertex's press releases are available at (VRTX-WEB) Vertex Pharmaceuticals IncorporatedLora Pike, 617-444-6755Director, Investor Relations