Achillion to Present at the Two Upcoming Healthcare Conferences

Achillion to Present at the Two Upcoming Healthcare Conferences

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Sept. 6, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Achillion Pharmaceuticals,
Inc. (Nasdaq:ACHN) announced today that Milind Deshpande, Ph.D., President and
Chief Executive Officer of Achillion, will present a corporate overview at two
upcoming investor conferences:

  *Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Conference on Monday, September 9, 2013
    at 3:50 p.m. ET at Grand Hyatt New York, in New York, NY; and
    
  *Baird's 2013 Health Care Conference on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 1:45
    p.m. ET at The New York Palace Hotel in New York, NY.

The live audio and subsequent archived webcasts of the Company's presentations
will be accessible from the Company's investor relations website,
http://ir.achillion.com. The audio recording will be archived for 30 days
following the live presentation. Please connect to Achillion's website several
minutes prior to the start of the presentation to ensure adequate time for any
software downloads that may be necessary.

About Achillion Pharmaceuticals

Achillion is an innovative pharmaceutical company dedicated to bringing
important new treatments to patients with infectious disease. Achillion's
discovery, clinical development, and commercial teams have advanced multiple
novel product candidates with proven mechanisms of action into studies and
toward the market. Achillion is focused on solutions for the most challenging
problems in infectious disease including HCV and resistant bacterial
infections. For more information on Achillion Pharmaceuticals, please visit
www.achillion.com or call 1-203-624-7000.

CONTACT: Company Contact:
         Glenn Schulman
         Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
         Tel. (203) 752-5510
         gschulman@achillion.com
        
         Investors:
         Mary Kay Fenton
         Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
         Tel. (203) 624-7000
         mfenton@achillion.com

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