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Pharmasset Selected to Join the NASDAQ Biotechnology Index
Date:5/12/2008

- Index Changes Scheduled to Take Effect with the Market Open on Monday,

May 19th -

PRINCETON, N.J., May 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pharmasset, Inc. (Nasdaq: VRUS), a clinical stage pharmaceutical company committed to discovering, developing and commercializing novel drugs to treat viral infections, is pleased to announce that it has been selected to join the NASDAQ Biotechnology Index effective with the market open on May 19, 2008.

The NASDAQ Biotechnology Index is the basis for the iShares NASDAQ Biotechnology Index(sm) Fund (AMEX: IBB), which seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the NASDAQ Biotechnology Index. In addition, options based on the NASDAQ Biotechnology Index and the iShares NASDAQ Biotechnology Index Fund trade on various exchanges. For more information about the NASDAQ Biotechnology Index, including eligibility criteria, visit http://www.nasdaq.com.

About Pharmasset

Pharmasset is a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company committed to discovering, developing and commercializing novel drugs to treat viral infections. Pharmasset's primary focus is on the development of oral therapeutics for the treatment of hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

Pharmasset is currently developing three product candidates. Clevudine, for the treatment of chronic HBV infection, is e
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