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Amarin Announces Underwriters' Exercise of Over-Allotment Option

MYSTIC, Conn. and DUBLIN, Jan. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Amarin Corporation plc (Nasdaq: AMRN) (the "Company"), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company with a focus on cardiovascular disease, today announced that, in connection with its previously announced underwritten public offering of American Depositary Shares ("ADSs"), the underwriters of the offering have exercised in full their option to purchase up to an aggregate of 1,800,000 additional ADSs to cover over-allotments.  The exercise of the over-allotment option increases the size of the offering to an aggregate of 13,800,000 ADSs at a public offering price of $7.60 per ADS. Amarin expects to receive from the offering net proceeds of approximately $100.2 million, after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and other estimated offering expenses. The offering, including the purchase of the additional ADSs, is expected to close on or about January 11, 2011, subject to customary closing conditions.

Jefferies & Company, Inc. and Leerink Swann LLC are acting as joint book-running managers in the offering, and Canaccord Genuity Inc. is acting as co-lead manager for the offering. Amarin anticipates using the net proceeds from the offering to prepare for the commercialization of AMR101, its filing of a New Drug Application and for working capital and general corporate purposes.

The securities described above are being offered by Amarin pursuant to a shelf registration statement previously filed with and declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") on November 23, 2010. Copies of the base prospectus, preliminary prospectus supplement and related prospectuses relating to these securities may be obtained from Equity Syndicate Prospectus Department, Jefferies & Company, Inc., 520 Madison Avenue, 12th Floor, New York, NY, 10022, at 877-547-6340, and at Electronic copies of the base prospectus, preliminary prospectus supplement and related prospectuses for the offering are also available on the SEC's website,

This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy these securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or other jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or other jurisdiction.

About AmarinAmarin Corporation plc is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company with expertise in lipid science focused on the treatment of cardiovascular disease. The Company's lead product candidate is AMR101, the active ingredient in which is ethyl-EPA (ethyl icosapentate). On November 29, 2010, the Company reported positive, statistically significant top-line results from the MARINE trial, the first of its Phase 3 clinical trials of AMR101. In the MARINE trial, AMR101 was investigated as a treatment for very high triglycerides (≥500 mg/dL). AMR101 is presently being investigated in a second Phase 3 clinical trial, the ANCHOR trial, for the treatment of patients on statin therapy with high triglycerides (≥200 and <500mg/dL) with mixed dyslipidemia. The MARINE trial was, and the ANCHOR trial currently is, conducted under Special Protocol Assessment (SPA) agreements with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Amarin also has next-generation lipid candidates under evaluation for preclinical development. Investor Contact Information: John F. Thero President In U.S.: +1 (860) 572-4979 investor.relations@amarincorp.comLee M. Stern The Trout Group In U.S.: +1 (646) 378-2922 lstern@troutgroup.comMedia Contact Information: David Schull or Martina Schwarzkopf, Ph.D. Russo Partners In U.S.: +1 (212) 845-4271 or +1 (212) 845-4292 (office) +1 (347) 591-8785 (mobile) david.schull@russopartnersllc.commartina.schwarzkopf@russopartnersllc.comMark Swallow or David Dible Citigate Dewe Rogerson In U.K.: +44 (0)207 638 9571 NoticeThis press release contains forward-looking statements, within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements related to the Company's public offering of American Depositary Shares, are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Words such as "intends," "plans," "expects," "may," "will" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are not promises or guarantees. These forward-looking statements are based upon the Company's current expectations. Actual events and results and the timing of events and results could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements.  Among the factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described or projected herein are the following: risks related to the underwriters' consummation of their obligation to purchase the securities, whether the Company will be able to satisfy its obligations to close the offering and the risk that the Company will not use the proceeds from the offering in the manner contemplated, as well as the risks, uncertainties and other matters detailed in the Company's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent Annual Report on Form 20-F and the preliminary prospectus supplement and related prospectuses relating to the offering and filed on January 5, 2011 and January 6, 2011. Existing and prospective investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they were made. The Company 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, except as required by law.


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