Achillion to Present at the 2012 JMP Securities Healthcare Conference

| Source: Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

NEW HAVEN, Conn., July 10, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:ACHN), a leader in the discovery and development of small molecule drugs to combat the most challenging infectious diseases, today announced that Milind Deshpande, Ph.D., President of Research and Development, and Chief Scientific Officer of Achillion, will present a corporate overview at the JMP Securities Healthcare Conference 2012. The presentation will take place at The Peninsula Hotel in New York, NY on Friday, July 13, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. EDT.

The live audio broadcasts and the subsequent archived webcasts of the Company's presentation will be available on the Company's website,, under the "News Center" section. 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 proven discovery and development teams have advanced multiple product candidates with novel mechanisms of action. 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 or call 1-203-624-7000.

Company Contact:
Glenn Schulman
Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Tel. (203) 624-7000

Mary Kay Fenton
Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Tel. (203) 624-7000