BEDMINSTER, N.J. and DUBLIN, Ireland, Oct. 3, 2013 (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 it was notified by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that the scheduled advisory committee meeting to be held on October 16, 2013 in connection with the proposed Vascepa ® (icosapent ethyl) ANCHOR indication will take place as scheduled despite the current Federal Government lapse in appropriations. About Amarin Amarin Corporation plc is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the commercialization and development of therapeutics to improve cardiovascular health. Amarin's product development program leverages its extensive experience in lipid science and the potential therapeutic benefits of polyunsaturated fatty acids. Vascepa ® (icosapent ethyl), Amarin's first FDA approved product, is a patented, ultra pure omega-3 fatty acid product comprising not less than 96% EPA. For more information about Vascepa visit www.vascepa.com. For more information about Amarin visit www.amarincorp.com. Forward-looking statement This press release contains a forward-looking statement about whether the FDA will hold the planned advisory committee meeting in connection with its review of Amarin's pending Supplemental New Drug Application for Vascepa. This forward-looking statement is not a promise or guarantee and involves the risk that the FDA will later decide to delay or cancel the planned advisory committee meeting. A further list and description the risks and uncertainties associated with an investment in Amarin can be found in Amarin's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. Existing and prospective investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on this forward-looking statement, which speaks only as of the date hereof. Amarin undertakes no obligation to update or revise the information contained in this press release, whether as a result of new information, future events or circumstances or otherwise.