ALLIANCE PHARMA PLC
("Alliance" or the "Group")
Alliance Pharma plc ("Alliance" or the "Company"), the speciality pharmaceutical company, is pleased to announce the appointment of David Cook as an independent Non-executive Director of the Company, effective 1 April 2014.
David is currently Chief Financial Officer and Chief Business Officer of Biotie Therapies Inc, a drug development company quoted in Helsinki on the NASDAQ OMX market. He has previously held senior financial positions with Jazz Pharmaceuticals Limited, EUSA Pharma Inc and Cephalon Inc.
David qualified as a chartered accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers after graduating in chemistry at the University of Oxford. It is intended that he will be appointed Chair of Alliance's Audit Committee on the retirement of Michael Gatenby.
“We welcome David to the Board of Alliance. His extensive knowledge and experience of the pharmaceutical industry makes him a strong addition to the Board. His particular career focus on acquisitions and finance should provide valuable insights to support the Company's strategy”Michael Gatenby, Chairman of Alliance
The following information is disclosed pursuant to Schedule Two paragraph (g) of the AIM Rules for Companies. David John Cook, age 46 years, has been a director of the following companies during the five years preceding the date of this announcement:
Biotie Therapies Inc
EUSA Pharma SAS
EUSA Pharma Holding SAS
EUSA Pharma (Europe) Limited
EUSA Pharma (Europe) UK Limited
EUSA Pharma (UK) Limited
EUSA Pharma Limited
Orphan Pharma International Limited
EUSA Pharma BV
EUSA Pharma GmbH
EUSA Pharma (Gibraltar) Limited
EUSA Pharma (USA) Inc. (now called Jazz Pharmaceuticals (EUSA Pharma USA) Inc.)
Cytogen Acquisition Corp.
AxCell Biosciences Corporation
There is no further information to be disclosed pursuant to Rule 17 or Schedule Two paragraph (g) of the AIM Rules for Companies.
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Nominated Adviser: Michael Meade / Freddie Barnfield
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Corporate Finance: Daniel Adams / Ed Thomas
Corporate Broking: Patrick Robb / Tejas Padalkar
Notes to editors:
Alliance, founded in 1998, is an AIM listed speciality pharmaceutical company based in Chippenham, Wiltshire, UK. The Company has a strong track record of acquiring the rights to established niche products and owns or licenses the rights to more than 60 pharmaceutical products and continues to explore opportunities to expand the range.
Alliance joined the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange in December 2003 and trades under the symbol APH.