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Alkermes Plc (ALKS.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Richard Pops

54 2011 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Shane Cooke

52 2011 President

James Frates

47 2011 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Gordon Pugh

57 2011 Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President, Chief Risk Officer

Kathryn Biberstein

56 2016 Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, Chief Compliance Officer, Secretary

Elliot Ehrich

55 2015 Executive Vice President, Research and Development and Chief Medical Officer

Rebecca Peterson

39 Senior Vice President - Corporate Communications

Michael Landine

61 2011 Senior Vice President - Corporate Development

Mark Stejbach

51 2012 Senior Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer

Iain Brown

46 2015 Chief Accounting Officer

Paul Mitchell

62 2012 Lead Independent Director

Nancy Snyderman

57 2016 Director

Nancy Wysenski

57 2013 Director

David Anstice

67 2011 Independent Director

Floyd Bloom

78 2011 Independent Director

Robert Breyer

71 2011 Independent Director

Wendy Dixon

60 2011 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Richard Pops

Mr. Richard F. Pops is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Alkermes Plc. Prior to assuming his current positions, Mr. Pops served as Chief Executive Officer of Alkermes, Inc. from February 1991 to April 2007 and as Chief Executive Officer and President from September 2009 until September 2011. Mr. Pops serves on the board of directors of Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc., Acceleron Pharma, Inc. and Epizyme Inc., all of which are publicly traded biotechnology companies. Mr. Pops also serves on the board of directors of BIO and 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. Mr. Pops' qualifications for our Board include his leadership experience, business judgment and industry knowledge. As a senior executive of Alkermes for almost 24 years, he provides in-depth knowledge of our company derived from leading our day-to-day operations. His ongoing involvement as a board member of BIO, PhRMA and FasterCures brings to the organization extensive knowledge of the current state of the pharmaceutical industry and the policy issues impacting healthcare today.

Shane Cooke

Mr. Shane Cooke is President of Alkermes Plc. He is employed by Alkermes Pharma Ireland Limited, an Irish subsidiary of the Company. From May 2005 to September 16, 2011, Mr. Cooke served as a Director of Elan Corporation, plc ("Elan"). From May 2007 to September 16, 2011, Mr. Cooke was Executive Vice President of Elan and Head of EDT. Mr. Cooke served as the Chief Financial Officer of Elan from July 2001, when he joined Elan, until May 2011. Prior to joining Elan, Mr. Cooke was Chief Executive of Pembroke Capital Limited, an aviation leasing company, and prior to that, held a number of senior positions in finance in the banking and aviation industries. He is a chartered accountant. He is currently on the board of directors of Prothena Corporation plc and Endo International plc, both publicly traded companies, and Onclave and Neotope, both privately held companies.

James Frates

Mr. James M. Frates is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of Alkermes Plc. Prior to assuming his current position, from May 2007 to September 16, 2011, Mr. Frates served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Alkermes, Inc. From June 1998 to May 2007, Mr. Frates served as Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Alkermes, Inc. From June 1996 to June 1998, he was employed at Robertson, Stephens & Company, most recently as a Vice President in Investment Banking. Prior to that time he was employed at Morgan Stanley & Co. Mr. Frates serves on the Board of Directors of Sage Therapeutics, a publicly traded biotechnology company. Mr. Frates served on the board of directors of GPC Biotech AG, a biotechnology company, from June 2004 to 2009, and was a national director of the Association of Bioscience Financial Officers from 2004 to 2009. Mr. Frates is also a Trustee of St. Paul's School.

Gordon Pugh

Mr. Gordon G. Pugh is Chief Operating Officer, Senior Vice President, Chief Risk Officer of Alkermes Plc. Prior to assuming his current positions, Mr. Pugh served as Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Risk Officer of Alkermes, Inc. Prior to assuming the Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer positions in May 2007 and the Chief Risk Officer position in July 2010, Mr. Pugh served as Vice President of Operations of Alkermes, Inc. Mr. Pugh has over 30 years of operations and manufacturing experience. For the eight-year period prior to joining Alkermes, Inc., Mr. Pugh worked at Lonza Biologics, Inc., a publicly traded life sciences company, as the Vice President of manufacturing operations in the United States and Europe. Mr. Pugh has served on the board of directors of KC Bio LLC, a privately held company, since 2000.

Kathryn Biberstein

Ms. Kathryn L. Biberstein is Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, Chief Compliance Officer, Secretary of Alkermes PLC. Prior to assuming her current positions, from May 2007 to September 16, 2011, Ms. Biberstein served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of Alkermes, Inc. From February 2003 to May 2007, Ms. Biberstein served as Vice President and General Counsel of Alkermes, Inc. She was Of Counsel at Crowell & Moring LLC from February 2002 to February 2003 and performed legal consulting services for various clients from March 2000 to February 2002. She was also employed by Serono S.A., a biotechnology company, as General Counsel from 1993 to March 2000, where she was a member of the Executive Committee. Ms. Biberstein is a member of the General Counsel Executive Committee for the Biotechnology Industry Organization ("BIO"). She is also a Director at Meridian Stories (not-for-profit).

Elliot Ehrich

Dr. Elliot W. Ehrich M.D. is Executive Vice President, Research and Development and Chief Medical Officer of Alkermes Plc. Prior to assuming his current position, from September 16, 2011 until February 2015, Dr. Ehrich was our Senior Vice President, Research and Development, and Chief Medical Officer. From May 2007 to September 16, 2011, Dr. Ehrich served as Senior Vice President, Research and Development, and Chief Medical Officer of Alkermes, Inc. Prior to this Dr. Ehrich served as Vice President, Science Development and Chief Medical Officer of Alkermes, Inc. Prior to joining Alkermes in 2000, Dr. Ehrich spent seven years at Merck & Co., Inc. ("Merck"), a publicly traded pharmaceutical company, overseeing the clinical development and registration of novel pharmaceuticals. Dr. Ehrich is a Fellow of the American College of Rheumatology and has had numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Ehrich worked as a research associate at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg, Germany before attending medical school. Dr. Ehrich is also a member of the scientific advisory boards for Aileron Therapeutics and Heptares Therapeutics, both privately held biopharmaceutical companies. Dr. Ehrich is also an advisor to TrialNetworks.com.

Rebecca Peterson

Ms. Rebecca J. Peterson is Senior Vice President - Corporate Communications of Alkermes plc. Prior to assuming her current position, Ms. Peterson served as Vice President, Corporate Communications of Alkermes from September 2011 to August 2012. Prior to this, Ms. Peterson served as Vice President, Corporate Communications of Alkermes, Inc. from May 2005 to September 2011 and Director of Corporate Communications from November 2000 to May 2005. She worked at Millennium Pharmaceuticals from 1997 to 2000 in various communications roles. Ms. Peterson worked in the public affairs office at Brigham and Women's Hospital in 1997. She has been a Communications Committee Member for BIO since 2002 and has been a Communications Committee Member of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America ("PhRMA") since 2013. Ms. Peterson has also been a member of National Investor Relations Institute since 1998.

Michael Landine

Mr. Michael J. Landine is Senior Vice President - Corporate Development of Alkermes Plc. Prior to assuming his current position, from May 2007 to September 16, 2011, Mr. Landine served as Senior Vice President, Corporate Development of Alkermes, Inc. From March 1999 until May 2007, Mr. Landine served as Vice President, Corporate Development of Alkermes, Inc. From March 1988 until June 1998, he was Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Alkermes, Inc. Mr. Landine is a member of the board of directors of Kopin Corporation, a publicly traded manufacturer of components for electronic products, and was a member of the board of directors of ECI Biotech, a privately held protein sensor company and GTC Biotherapeutics, Inc., a publicly traded biotechnology company. Mr. Landine was previously a Certified Public Accountant.

Mark Stejbach

Mr. Mark P. Stejbach is Senior Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer of Alkermes PLC. Prior to assuming his current position, Mr. Stejbach served at Tengion, Inc. from 2008 to 2012, most recently as its Chief Commercial Officer. He previously held senior positions at Merck and Biogen Idec Inc. and has over 25 years of experience in biotech and pharmaceutical marketing, sales, managed care and finance. Mr. Stejbach served on the charitable board of the Commonwealth National Fund from 2003 through 2011 and has served on the Advisory Board of the Center for Value-Based Insurance Design since 2009.

Iain Brown

Mr. Iain M. Brown is Chief Accounting Officer of the Company. In this position, Mr. Brown will serve as the principal accounting officer of the Company. Alkermes, Inc. (“Alkermes”) is a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of the Company and was, prior to September 2011, an independent, publicly traded pharmaceutical company. Mr. Brown joined Alkermes in 2003 as Associate Director of Financial Planning. From 2004 to 2005, Mr. Brown served as Director of Financial Planning and from 2005 to 2006, he served as Director of Finance of Alkermes. Since 2006, Mr. Brown has served as Vice President, Finance of Alkermes. Prior to joining Alkermes, Mr. Brown was Vice President of Finance, North America at Serono, Inc.

Paul Mitchell

Mr. Paul J. Mitchell is an Lead Independent Director of Alkermes Plc. He served as the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Kenet, Inc. from April 2002 until January 2009. Prior to joining Kenet, Mr. Mitchell was the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Kopin Corporation from April 1985 through September 1998. From September 1998 through June 2001, Mr. Mitchell served in a consulting role at Kopin as Director of Strategic Planning. Prior to joining Kopin, Mr. Mitchell worked for the international accounting firm of Touche Ross & Co. from 1975 to 1984. Mr. Mitchell is President of Mitchell Financial Group and a member of the board of directors of several private companies including Agiltron, Inc. and Informatics in Context, Inc. and nonprofit organizations. Mr. Mitchell was previously a Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Mitchell's background as the Chief Financial Officer of several companies, including a publicly traded company, and as a former Certified Public Accountant, provides expertise to our Board in the areas of financial reporting, treasury, financing issues, executive compensation and compliance with securities obligations. His business judgment is relied upon by our Board when contemplating a variety of organizational and strategic issues.

Nancy Snyderman

Ms. Nancy L. Snyderman, M.D.is Director of the Company. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of GE's Healthymagination and on the Global Health Advisory Council for Anheuser-Busch InBev. She is a board member of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement in Cambridge, Mass., the Albright Institute at Wellesley College, The Eye and Ear Foundation at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and the National Meningitis Foundation. She is a Consulting Professor in the School of Global Health at Stanford University and a Consulting Professor of Medical Communication in the School of Public Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Snyderman co-founded the Stanford University-NBC News Global Media Fellowship. In addition, Dr. Snyderman has 28 years of experience as a medical journalist at NBC News and ABC News. She has reported on a wide-range of medical topics from global locations and has explained complex scientific breakthroughs to the public through television, radio, print and online media. She has received distinguished honors for her reporting, including Emmy Awards, an Edward R. Murrow Award, a Columbia University DuPont Award and a Gracie Award. Prior to her work in journalism, Dr. Snyderman worked at Johnson & Johnson as Vice President of Corporate Communications.

Nancy Wysenski

Ms. Nancy J. Wysenski is Director of Alkermes Plc., with effect from May 15, 2013. From December 2009 through June 2012, Ms. Wysenski served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated, a publicly traded pharmaceutical company. Prior to joining Vertex, Ms. Wysenski held the position of Chief Operating Officer of Endo Pharmaceuticals, a specialty pharmaceutical company, where she led sales, marketing, commercial operations, supply chain management, human resources and various business development initiatives. Prior to her role at Endo, Ms. Wysenski participated in the establishment of EMD Pharmaceuticals, Inc., where she held various leadership positions, including the role of President and Chief Executive Officer from 2001 to 2006 and Vice President of Commercial from 1999 to 2001. From 1984 to 1998, Ms. Wysenski held several sales-focused roles at major pharmaceutical companies, including Vice President of Field Sales for Astra Merck, Inc. Ms. Wysenski serves a member of the board of directors of Inovio Pharma and Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals, both publicly traded pharmaceutical or vaccine companies. Ms. Wysenski formerly served as a director for Reata Pharmaceuticals, Inc. She is a founder of the Research Triangle Park chapter of the Healthcare Business Women's Association and served on the Nominating Committee and National Advisory Board of the Healthcare Businesswomen's Association. Ms. Wysenski is a proven leader who brings to our Board extensive experience building and leading life sciences companies. Ms. Wysenski's background includes executive management roles with responsibility over key operational and product commercialization functions, including substantial direct experience in sales, marketing, commercial operations, supply chain management, human resources and various business development initiatives.

David Anstice

Mr. David W. Anstice is an Independent Director of Alkermes Plc. From 2006 until his retirement in 2008, Mr. Anstice served as Executive Vice President of Merck, with responsibility for enterprise strategy and implementation. During two separate parts of this period he was acting President, Global Human Health and President of Merck's business in Japan. From 2003 to 2006, Mr. Anstice served as President of Merck, with responsibility for Merck's Asia Pacific businesses. In his 34 years with Merck, he held a variety of positions including President, U.S. Human Health; President, Human Health, the Americas; President, U.S./Canada; and President, Human Health, Europe. He reported to the Merck CEO from 1994 until his retirement in 2008. Mr. Anstice is also Chairman and President of the board for the University of Sydney USA Foundation, Deputy Chairman and a member of the board of the U.S. Studies Centre at the University of Sydney, Australia, a member of the U.S. Advisory Council for the American Australian Association in New York, a director of CSL Limited, a global specialty biopharmaceutical company, a board member of the private company Sunyette Pty Ltd, a cell line production company, and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Sydney Business School. Mr. Anstice's lengthy service with Merck, in combination with the breadth of his responsibilities while at Merck, provides us with experience in, and knowledge of, the global research-based pharmaceutical industry. Mr. Anstice's prior leadership positions in industry organizations, including as a board and executive committee member of BIO for approximately ten years and as Chairman of the National Pharmaceutical Council in 1997, augment his pharmaceutical management, organizational expertise and industry knowledge with knowledge of public policy issues involving pharmaceutical care. Mr. Anstice also has expertise in the areas of strategic planning, risk management and corporate governance.

Floyd Bloom

Dr. Floyd E. Bloom M.D. is Independent Director of Alkermes Plc. He was a founder of Alkermes, Inc. and has been active in neuropharmacology for more than 35 years, holding positions at Yale University, the National Institute of Mental Health, The Salk Institute, and The Scripps Research Institute. From 1983 to February 2005, Dr. Bloom was the Chairman of the Neuropharmacology Department at The Scripps Research Institute and is now Professor Emeritus. Dr. Bloom served as Editor-in-Chief of Science from 1995 to May 2000. He is a member of the National Academy of Science, the Institute of Medicine, the Royal Swedish Academy of Science and the American Philosophical Society. He serves on the Veteran's Administration—Gulf War Veterans Illness Research Advisory Committee and is an Emeritus Trustee for the Board of Trustees at Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Bloom is a director of LZ Therapeutics and AgeneBio, Inc., both privately held biopharmaceutical companies. Dr. Bloom also serves on the Scientific Advisory Boards of aTyr Pharma, a privately held pharmaceutical company and RiverVest, a private venture partnership focusing on life sciences. Dr. Bloom served as a member of the board of directors of Elan from 2007 to 2009. Dr. Bloom is a distinguished scientist and long-standing member of various scientific societies, including the National Academy of Sciences. His scientific knowledge makes him a resource to our research and development and commercial teams and a reference point for other directors. Dr. Bloom's service on other company boards provides experience relevant to good corporate governance practices. As a founder of Alkermes, Inc., Dr. Bloom brings a historical perspective to the Board.

Robert Breyer

Mr. Robert A. Breyer is Independent Director of Alkermes Plc. He served as the President of Alkermes, Inc. from July 1994 until his retirement in December 2001 and Chief Operating Officer from July 1994 to February 2001. Prior to that time, Mr. Breyer was an executive and held various positions in the global pharmaceutical and medical device industries, including general manager of Eli Lilly Benelux S.A and Eli Lilly Italia S.p.A. Mr. Breyer also served on the board of directors of Lentigen, Inc., a privately held, diversified biology company from 2007 to 2009. Mr. Breyer's experience as an executive in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries provides management and operational skills to our Board. Mr. Breyer has experience with managing the overall financial performance of pharmaceutical and medical device units and in pharmaceutical manufacturing and sales and marketing operations. As a former executive at Alkermes, Inc., Mr. Breyer also has first-hand knowledge of our technology, manufacturing operations, research and development and management team.

Wendy Dixon

Dr. Wendy L. Dixon Ph.D. is an Independent Director of Alkermes Plc. She has served as a director of Alkermes plc since September 16, 2011. From January 2011 to September 16, 2011, Dr. Dixon served on the Alkermes, Inc. board of directors. She has extensive experience in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, combining a technical background with experience in drug development, regulatory affairs and marketing. She directed the launches and growth of more than 20 pharmaceutical products. From 2001 to 2009 she was Chief Marketing Officer and President, Global Marketing for Bristol-Myers Squibb where she served on the Executive Committee. From 1996 to 2001 she was Senior Vice President, Marketing at Merck, and prior to that, she held executive management positions at West Pharmaceuticals, Osteotech and Centocor and various positions at SmithKline and French (now GlaxoSmithKline) in marketing, regulatory affairs, project management and as a biochemist. Dr. Dixon is on the board of directors of Orexigen Therapeutics, Incyte Corporation, bluebird bio and Eleven Biotherapeutics, all publicly traded biotechnology or pharmaceutical companies, and was formerly on the board of Ardea Biosciences, Dentsply International and Furiex Pharmaceuticals. In addition, she is on the board of directors of Edimer Pharmaceuticals, a privately held pharmaceutical company. She is an advisor to the Mellon Group and the Longitude Capital Industry Advisory Board. She was a Senior Advisor to The Monitor Group, now Deloitte, through 2012. Dr. Dixon brings a depth of experience in the marketing of pharmaceutical products across a broad variety of disease states and on a global basis to our Board. Dr. Dixon has a strong technical background and direct experience in product development and regulatory affairs, and has successfully built and grown commercial organizations in the United States and Europe, each of which provide valuable insight to our Board regarding the development and commercialization of pharmaceutical products.

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