Achillion to Present at the Three Upcoming Healthcare Conferences

Achillion to Present at the Three Upcoming Healthcare Conferences

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Nov. 26, 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
three upcoming investor conferences:

  oDeutsche Bank 2013 BioFEST on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 10:10 a.m. ET
    at the Four Seasons Hotel Boston in Boston, MA;
    
  oThe 25^th Annual Piper Jaffray Healthcare Conference on Wednesday,
    December 4, 2013 at 12:30 p.m. ET at The New York Palace Hotel in New
    York, NY; and
    
  oOppenheimer 24^th Annual Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, December 11,
    2013 at 1:35 p.m. ET at the Crowne Plaza Times Square 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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