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Vertex Reschedules its Third Quarter 2012 Financial Results Conference Call and Webcast Due to Hurricane Sandy

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>-Company to announce third quarter financial results on Thursday, November 1, 2012-</i> </p>

Monday, October 29, 2012

Vertex Reschedules its Third Quarter 2012 Financial Results Conference Call and Webcast Due to Hurricane Sandy09:11 EDT Monday, October 29, 2012 CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Business Wire) -- As a result of the effects of Hurricane Sandy and the related closure of the financial markets, Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) today announced that it has rescheduled its third quarter 2012 earnings press release and conference call, which were originally scheduled for today, Monday, October 29. Vertex will now announce its third quarter 2012 financial results on Thursday, November 1, 2012 after the financial markets close. The company will host a conference call at 5:00 p.m. EDT on Thursday. The conference call will be webcast live and a link to the webcast 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 November 15, 2012. 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 and other life-threatening diseases. Founded more than 20 years ago in Cambridge, Mass., 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 for three years in a row, Science magazine has named Vertex one of its Top Employers in the life sciences. Vertex's press releases are available at www.vrtx.com. VRTX – GEN Vertex Pharmaceuticals IncorporatedMedia:Zach Barber, 617-444-6470mediainfo@vrtx.comorInvestors:Kate Carlson, 617-341-6668