Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Nasdaq: VRTX) today announced that it will webcast its corporate presentation at the Goldman Sachs 29th Annual Global Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, June 11, 2008 at 4:00 p.m. PDT (7:00 p.m. EDT).

The presentation 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 webcast 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, inflammation, autoimmune diseases, cancer, pain and cystic fibrosis. 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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Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
Lora Pike, 617-444-6755
Manager, Investor Relations

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