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Neurocrine Biosciences Inc (NBIX.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

William Rastetter

68 2011 Independent Chairman of the Board

Kevin Gorman

58 2017 Chief Executive Officer, Interim Chief Financial Officer, Director

Eric Benevich

51 2015 Chief Commercial Officer

Haig Bozigian

59 2012 Chief Development Officer

Julie Cooke

2017 Chief People Officer

Kyle Gano

44 2016 Chief Business Development Officer

Dimitri Grigoriadis

59 2007 Chief Research Officer

Malcolm Lloyd-Smith

61 2014 Chief Regulatory Officer

Christopher O'Brien

60 2007 Chief Medical Officer

Darin Lippoldt

51 2016 Corporate Secretary

Gary Lyons

66 2008 Independent Director

George Morrow

64 2015 Independent Director

Corinne Nevinny

56 2004 Independent Director

Richard Pops

55 1998 Independent Director

Alfred Sandrock

59 2015 Independent Director

Stephen Sherwin

68 1999 Independent Director

Jane Sorensen

Investor Relations Officer

Biographies

Name Description

William Rastetter

Dr. William Rastetter, Ph.D., serves as Independent Chairman of the Board of Neurocrine Biosciences Inc., since May 2011. He has served on the Board of Directors since February 2010 and as Chairman of the Board of Directors since May 2011. Currently, he serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for each of Fate Therapeutics, a company focused on stem cell research, and Cerulean Pharma, Inc., a company focused on innovative oncology therapies, both of which are publicly traded, and Grail, Inc., a privately held company using next-generation sequencing and machine learning to develop cancer screening technologies. Dr. Rastetter also serves on the Board of Directors at Regulus Therapeutics, a company focused on RNA based therapeutics. Dr. Rastetter served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Illumina, Inc., a biotechnology company, from January 2005 to January 2016, and served on its Board of Directors from November 1999 to January 2016. He was a founder of Receptos, Inc. in 2009 and served as its Chairman until the sale of the company to Celgene in 2015. He was a partner in the venture capital firm, Venrock, from 2006 through early 2013 and was Executive Chairman of Biogen Idec, Inc. from 2003 to 2005. Earlier, he served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of IDEC Pharmaceuticals Corporation until its merger with Biogen in 2003; he joined IDEC Corporation as its Chief Executive Officer at the company’s founding in 1986. From 1984 to 1986, Dr. Rastetter was Director of Corporate Ventures at Genentech, where from 1982 to 1984 he held scientific positions. Dr. Rastetter held various faculty positions at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University and is an Alfred P. Sloan Fellow. Dr. Rastetter holds a S.B. in Chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and received his M.A. and Ph.D. in Chemistry from Harvard University.

Kevin Gorman

Dr. Kevin C. Gorman, Ph.D., serves as Chief Executive Officer, Interim Chief Financial Officer, Director of the Company. He has been employed with the Company since 1993. He was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer in January 2008 after having served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer since September 2006 and prior to that, as Executive Vice President and Chief Business Officer and Senior Vice President of Business Development. He currently serves as Chief Executive Officer and has served on the Board of Directors since January 2008. From 1990 until 1993, Dr. Gorman was a principal of Avalon Medical Partners, L.P. where he was responsible for the early stage founding of the Company and several other biotechnology companies such as Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Metra Biosystems, Inc., Idun Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Dr. Gorman received his Ph.D. in immunology and M.B.A. in Finance from the University of California, Los Angeles and did further post-doctoral training at The Rockefeller University.

Eric Benevich

Mr. Eric Benevich serves as Chief Commercial Officer of the Company. He was appointed Chief Commercial Officer in May 2015 and is responsible for all aspects of commercial development, marketing and sales of the Neurocrine product portfolio. Previously, Mr. Benevich was at Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc., from 2005 to 2015, serving most recently as Vice President of Marketing where he was responsible for NUEDEXTA® and commercialization of their CNS pipeline. Mr. Benevich has over 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry and previously served in various positions of increasing responsibility at Peninsula Pharmaceuticals Inc., Amgen and AstraZeneca in the sales and marketing of drugs such as Enbrel®, Epogen® and Prilosec®. Mr. Benevich has a BBA in International Business from Washington State University.

Haig Bozigian

Dr. Haig P. Bozigian, Ph.D., serves as Chief Development Officer of Neurocrine Biosciences Inc. previously. He was appointed Chief Development Officer in December 2006 after having served as Vice President of Preclinical Development. He is responsible for all pre-clinical, chemical and pharmaceutical development. Dr. Bozigian joined Neurocrine in 1997. With extensive expertise in CNS related new product development, Dr. Bozigian has participated in research and development for more than 20 years. Prior to joining Neurocrine, Dr. Bozigian served as Director of Pharmaceutical Development at Procyte Corporation, Associate Director of Pharmacokinetics and Drug Metabolism at Sphinx Pharmaceuticals Corporation and as a Clinical Pharmacokineticist at GlaxoSmithKline. Dr. Bozigian earned his B.S. in Microbiology from the University of Massachusetts, his M.S. in Pharmacodynamics and Toxicology from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and earned his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Arizona.

Julie Cooke

Ms. Julie Cooke has been appointed as Chief People Officer of the Company, with effective from September 2017. Julie Cooke comes to Neurocrine from the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Research Institute where she served as Senior Vice President for Human Resources and was a member of the executive management team. Previously, Ms. Cooke held multiple positions at the Vice President level at Life Technologies, including being the human resource partner to the Chief Operating Officer, Division Presidents and Global Function Leads. Prior to Life Technologies, she ran human resources and was a member of the executive management team at SGX Pharmaceuticals. Ms. Cooke began her career at PepsiCo, The Pepsi Bottling Group, and Gateway, where she held positions of increasing responsibility in human resources. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Colorado College.

Kyle Gano

Mr. Kyle Gano Ph.D. is the Chief Business Development Officer of the Company. He was appointed Chief Business Development Officer in 2011 and is responsible for all business and corporate development activities, including the management of ongoing collaborations with AbbVie, Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma and Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma. From 2001 to 2011, Dr. Gano held several positions of increasing responsibility at Neurocrine spanning marketing analytics to business development. Dr. Gano received his B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Oregon, B.S. in Biochemistry from the University of Washington, and his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry and M.B.A in Finance from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Dimitri Grigoriadis

Dr. Dimitri E. Grigoriadis, Ph.D., serves s Chief Research Officer of Neurocrine Biosciences Inc., since January 2007. He became Chief Research Officer in January 2007 and oversees all research functions, including drug discovery, biology and chemistry. Dr. Grigoriadis joined Neurocrine in 1993, established the pharmacology and drug screening groups and was most recently a Neurocrine Fellow and Vice President of Discovery Biology. Prior to joining Neurocrine, he was a Senior Scientist in the Neuroscience group at the DuPont Pharmaceutical Company from 1990 to 1993. Dr. Grigoriadis received his B.Sc. from the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada, and his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He conducted his postdoctoral research at the National Institute on Drug Abuse from 1987 to 1990.

Malcolm Lloyd-Smith

Mr. Malcolm Lloyd-Smith serves as Chief Regulatory Officer of Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. He was appointed Chief Regulatory Officer in September 2014 and is responsible for regulatory affairs and quality assurance. Prior to joining Neurocrine, Mr. Lloyd-Smith served at Cadence Pharmaceuticals, Inc. as Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Quality and Clinical from August 2012 to September 2014, and previously as Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance from August 2008. Mr. Lloyd-Smith served as Vice President and Head of Global Regulatory Affairs for Elan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. from September 2003 to August 2008, after having served in the United Kingdom as its Vice President, International Regulatory Affairs from March 2002 to August 2003. Previously, Mr. Lloyd-Smith served in various positions of increasing responsibility with DuPont Pharmaceuticals in Germany, Switzerland, USA and UK. Mr. Lloyd-Smith holds a B.Sc. in Pharmacology from the University of Leeds and a M.Sc. in Pharmacological Biochemistry from Hatfield Polytechnic.

Christopher O'Brien

Dr. Christopher F. O'Brien, M.D., serves as Chief Medical Officer of Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. He became Chief Medical Officer in January 2007 after having served as Senior Vice President of Clinical Development since 2005. He is responsible for clinical operations, regulatory affairs, drug safety, biostatistics and data management. Prior to joining Neurocrine, he was Chief Medical Officer at Prestwick Pharmaceuticals, Inc. from 2003 to 2005 and Senior Vice President of Global Medical Affairs at Elan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. from 2000 to 2003. Dr. O’Brien is currently on the Board of Directors of Verifax Corporation, a biometrics company focused on developing a dynamic signature verification system. Dr. O’Brien is a Board-Certified Neurologist and obtained his undergraduate degree in Neuroscience from Boston University, his medical degree and residency training from the University of Minnesota and fellowship training from the University of Rochester School of Medicine.

Darin Lippoldt

Mr. Darin M. Lippoldt serves as Chief Legal Officer, Corporate Secretary of Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. He was appointed Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary in October 2014 and is responsible for all corporate legal matters. Prior to joining Neurocrine, Mr. Lippoldt served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Chief Compliance Officer of Volcano Corporation, a company he joined in 2010. Prior to Volcano, Mr. Lippoldt served as Associate General Counsel at Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. since 2003. He previously practiced corporate and securities law with the law firms of Fulbright & Jaworski LLP and Matthews and Branscomb, P.C. Mr. Lippoldt received a B.B.A. in Finance, an M.A. in International Relations and a J.D. from St. Mary’s University.

Gary Lyons

Mr. Gary A. Lyons serves as an Independent Director of Neurocrine Biosciences Inc., since February 1993. He served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company from February 1993 through January 2008. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Lyons held a number of senior management positions at Genentech, Inc., including Vice President of Business Development and Vice President of Sales. Mr. Lyons currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for each of Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biotechnology company focused on developing drugs for the treatment of inflammatory/autoimmune and metabolic diseases, and Retrophin, Inc., a company focused on developing drugs for the treatment of debilitating and often life-threatening diseases. Mr. Lyons also serves on the Board of Directors of Vical Incorporated, a biotechnology company focused on the prevention and treatment of serious or life-threatening diseases and Cytori Therapeutics, Inc., a company focused on stem cell therapies. Mr. Lyons was previously a director of PDL BioPharma, Inc., Poniard Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Neurogesx, KaloBios Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Facet Biotech Corporation. Mr. Lyons holds a B.S. in marine biology from the University of New Hampshire and an M.B.A. from Northwestern University’s J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

George Morrow

Mr. George J. Morrow serves as Independent Director of Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. He has served on the Board of Directors since October 2015. He previously served as Executive Vice President, Global Commercial Operations at Amgen Inc., a global biotechnology company, from 2003 until his retirement in 2011, and then served as a consultant to Amgen Inc. from February 2011 until January 2013. Mr. Morrow also served as Amgen’s Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing from 2001 to 2003. From 1992 to 2001, Mr. Morrow held multiple leadership positions at GlaxoSmithKline Inc. and its subsidiaries, last serving as President and Chief Executive Officer of Glaxo Wellcome Inc. Mr. Morrow currently serves on the Board of Directors of Align Technology, Inc., Otonomy, Inc. and Vical Incorporated. Mr. Morrow has served previously on boards for Glaxo Wellcome, Inc., Human Genome Sciences, Inc., Safeway, Inc., the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, National Commerce Bank and the Duke University Fuqua School of Business. Mr. Morrow holds a B.S. in chemistry from Southampton College, Long Island University, an M.S. in biochemistry from Bryn Mawr College and an M.B.A. from Duke University.

Corinne Nevinny

Ms. Corinne H. Nevinny serves as an Independent Director of Neurocrine Biosciences Inc., since June 2004. She has served on the Board of Directors since June 2004. Ms. Nevinny is currently a General Partner of LMNVC LLC, a privately held venture firm. From 2003 to 2010, Ms. Nevinny held various positions at Edwards Lifesciences, Inc., the global leader in the science of heart valves and hemodynamic monitoring. She served as Corporate Vice President and the General Manager of the Cardiac Surgery Systems and Vascular business units, was responsible for Edwards’ global operations and served as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. Before joining Edwards in 2003, Ms. Nevinny was Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of Tularik, Inc., a company involved in the discovery and development of drugs based on gene regulation, which was sold to Amgen, Inc. in 2004. Prior to joining Tularik, she was Executive Director-Health Care Group at Warburg Dillon Read LLC, an investment bank. Ms. Nevinny was previously on the Board of Directors of Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on the treatment of cancer that was sold to Amgen in 2013, and the Board of Directors of Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on central nervous system disorders that was acquired by Otsuka Pharmaceutical in 2015. Ms. Nevinny received her undergraduate degree in industrial engineering from Stanford University and her Master’s degree in business administration from Harvard Business School.

Richard Pops

Mr. Richard F. Pops serves as an Independent Director of Neurocrine Biosciences Inc., since April 1998. He has served on the Board of Directors since April 1998. Mr. Pops is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Alkermes, Inc. He joined Alkermes as Chief Executive Officer in February 1991. Under his leadership, Alkermes has grown from a privately held research-based company with 25 employees to an international, publicly traded pharmaceutical company with more than 1,300 employees. In addition to Alkermes, he currently serves on the Board of Directors of Acceleron Pharma, Inc., a biotechnology company focused on musculoskeletal and metabolic therapeutics; Epizyme Corporation, a biotechnology company focused on epigenetics; the Biotechnology Industry Organization; and the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA). He has previously served on the board of directors of two other publicly traded biopharmaceutical companies, Sirtris Pharmaceuticals from 2004 to 2008, and CombinatoRx, Incorporated from 2001 to 2009. Mr. Pops also served on the board of directors of Reliant Pharmaceuticals, a privately held pharmaceutical company purchased by GlaxoSmithKline in 2007, and on the advisory board of Polaris Venture Partners. He was a member of the Harvard Medical School Board of Fellows through June 2012. In 2014 Mr. Pops was appointed to FasterCures’ Value & Coverage Advisory Council, which is designed to provide guidance on fostering a coverage and reimbursement environment that incentivizes biomedical innovation and ensures that patients have meaningful access to life-saving therapies. He holds a B.A. in economics from Stanford University.

Alfred Sandrock

Dr. Alfred W. Sandrock, Jr., M.D., Ph.D. serves as Independent Director of Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. Since September 2015. He has been employed in a number of executive roles with increasing responsibility at Biogen, Inc., a global biotechnology company, since 1998. He currently serves as Biogen’s Executive Vice President, Neurology Discovery & Development Center, Neurodegeneration Therapeutic Area and Chief Medical Officer and has served in these positions since November 2015. Dr. Sandrock previously served as Biogen’s Group Senior Vice President from May 2014 to October 2015 as well as Chief Medical Officer since February 2012. His former positions include Senior Vice President of Development Sciences, Senior Vice President of Neurology Research and Development, and Vice President of Clinical Development, Neurology. Dr. Sandrock received his B.A. in human biology from Stanford University, an M.D. from Harvard Medical School, and a Ph.D. in neurobiology from Harvard University. He completed an internship in medicine, a residency and chief residency in neurology, and a clinical fellowship in Neuromuscular Disease and Clinical Neurophysiology (electromyography) at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Stephen Sherwin

Dr. Stephen A. Sherwin, M.D., serves as an Independent Director of Neurocrine Biosciences Inc., since April 1999. He currently divides his time between advisory work in the life science industry and patient care and teaching in his specialty of medical oncology. He is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and a volunteer Attending Physician in Hematology-Oncology at San Francisco General Hospital. Dr. Sherwin currently serves on the Board of Directors of Aduro Biotech, Inc., Biogen Inc., Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Verastem, Inc. Previously Dr. Sherwin served on the Board of Vical Incorporated from 2013 to 2015 and was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cell Genesys, Inc., a cancer immunotherapy company, from 1990 until the company’s merger in 2009 with BioSante Pharmaceuticals (now ANI Pharmaceuticals). He was also a co-founder and chairman of Abgenix, Inc., an antibody company which was acquired by Amgen in 2006, and co-founder and Chairman of Ceregene, Inc., a gene therapy company which was acquired by Sangamo Biosciences in 2013. From 1983 to 1990, Dr. Sherwin held various positions in clinical research at Genentech Inc., most recently that of Vice President. Prior to 1983, he was on the staff of the National Cancer Institute. In addition, Dr. Sherwin previously served on the Board of Directors of the Biotechnology Industry Organization from 2001 to 2014 and as its Chairman from 2009 to 2011. Dr. Sherwin holds a B.A. in biology summa cum laude from Yale University and an M.D. from Harvard Medical School, and is board-certified in internal medicine and medical oncology.

Jane Sorensen

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