Amarin Corporation (NASDAQ: AMRN) Stock Trading Halted Today; FDA Advisory Committee To Review SNDA For Vascepa(R) ANCHOR Indication

BEDMINSTER, N.J., and DUBLIN, Ireland, Oct. 16, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Amarin Corporation plc (Nasdaq:AMRN), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the commercialization and development of therapeutics to improve cardiovascular health, today announced that NASDAQ has halted trading of the company's shares.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee (EMDAC) is meeting today to openly discuss the company's supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for the proposed ANCHOR indication for Vascepa® (icosapent ethyl) and Amarin will hold a conference call at 7:00 pm Eastern time tonight to discuss the meeting (details previously announced).

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.

Availability of other information about Amarin

Investors and others should note that we communicate with our investors and the public using our company website ( www.amarincorp.com), our investor relations website ( http://www.amarincorp.com/investor-splash.html), including but not limited to investor presentations and investor FAQs, Securities and Exchange Commission filings, press releases, public conference calls and webcasts. The information that we post on these channels and websites could be deemed to be material information. As a result, we encourage investors, the media, and others interested in Amarin to review the information that we post on these channels, including our investor relations website, on a regular basis. This list of channels may be updated from time to time on our investor relations website and may include social media channels. The contents of our website or these channels, or any other website that may be accessed from our website or these channels, shall not be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933.
CONTACT: Amarin contact information:         Joseph Bruno         Investor Relations and Corporate Communications         Amarin Corporation         In U.S.: +1 (908) 719-1315         investor.relations@amarincorp.com

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