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Amarin Announces FDA Review Division Response To ANCHOR SPA Agreement Reinstatement Request

Conference Call Set for 8:00 a.m. ET today

Amarin Plans Appeal to FDA Office Level, No FDA sNDA Action Expected During Appeal

BEDMINSTER, N.J., and DUBLIN, Ireland, Jan. 21, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Amarin Corporation plc (Nasdaq:AMRN), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the commercialization and development of therapeutics to improve cardiovascular health, announced today that the Division of Metabolism and Endocrinology Products (DMEP) within the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has notified Amarin in connection with Amarin's request for reconsideration of DMEP's October 2013 decision to rescind the ANCHOR clinical trial Special Protocol Assessment (SPA) agreement that DMEP "does not plan to re-instate the ANCHOR SPA agreement."

In its communication to Amarin, DMEP stated that information submitted by Amarin supports testing the hypothesis that Vascepa ® (icosapent ethyl) 4 grams/day versus placebo reduces major adverse cardiovascular events in statin-treated subjects with residually high triglyceride levels, as is being studied in the Vascepa REDUCE-IT cardiovascular outcomes study. However, DMEP reiterated its position expressed at the October 2013 Vascepa advisory committee meeting that currently available data from studies of other therapies do not support use of drug-induced reductions in serum triglycerides as a basis for approval of an indication that DMEP views as ostensibly and impliedly an indication to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Prior to being able to appeal DMEP's October 2013 decision to rescind the ANCHOR SPA agreement, FDA protocol requires that DMEP first be given a formal opportunity for reconsideration. With that step now completed, Amarin plans to appeal the DMEP decision to the FDA Director of the Office of Drug Evaluation II (ODE-II), the next level under FDA dispute resolution guidance. Based on information available to Amarin, Amarin does not expect a determination on the pending ANCHOR supplemental new drug application (sNDA) while Amarin prepares its appeal or while this appeal is pending. Amarin also plans to continue its efforts toward a positive determination on the pending ANCHOR sNDA.

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