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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Ron Zwanziger

59 2001 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

David Teitel

49 2006 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President, Treasurer

Michael Cotton

51 2012 President and Chief Executive Officer of Alere Health, LLC

Daniella Cramp

39 2013 Corporate Executive-Global President

Hilde Eylenbosch

49 2012 President, Europe and Middle East

Sanjay Malkani

43 2013 Corporate Executive-Global President

Avi Pelossof

50 2013 Corporate Executive- Global President

James Post

50 2011 President of Alere North America, Inc.

Kate Torchilin

41 2013 Corporate Executive/Global President and General Manager

Namal Nawana

42 2012 Chief Operating Officer

Paul Hempel

64 2010 Senior Vice President - Ethics/Compliance, Special Counsel, Assistant Secretary

Jerry McAleer

57 2010 Senior Vice President - Research and Development, Director

John Bridgen

66 2010 Senior Vice President - Business Development

John ORourke

51 2013 Chief Information Officer

David Scott

56 2001 Chief Scientific Officer, Director

Ellen Chiniara

54 2010 Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Robert Di Tullio

59 2010 Vice President - Global Regulatory and Clinical Affairs

Melissa Guerdan

39 2012 Vice President-Global Quality Assurance

Robert Hargadon

56 2010 Vice President - Global Culture and Performance

Nigel Lindner

56 2011 Vice President - Research & Development

Eli Adashi

68 2009 Independent Director

Regina Benjamin

2013 Independent Director

Carol Goldberg

82 2001 Independent Director

Robert Khederian

60 2001 Independent Director

John Levy

66 2001 Independent Director

Gregg Powers

2013 Independent Director

John Quelch

61 2003 Independent Director

James Roosevelt

67 2009 Independent Director

Peter Townsend

78 2001 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Ron Zwanziger

Mr. Ron Zwanziger is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of Alere, Inc., since May 11, 2001. Mr. Zwanziger served as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of our predecessor company, Inverness Medical Technology, from its inception in 1992 through November 2001, when that company was acquired by Johnson & Johnson. From 1981 to 1991, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MediSense, a medical device company. Mr. Zwanziger served as a director of AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc. from November 2006 to December 2011. As the Chief Executive Officer of the Company, as well as the founder and chief executive officer of two other successful medical diagnostic companies, Mr. Zwanziger brings strategic vision, leadership, extensive business and operating experience and an immense knowledge of the Company and the industry to the Board.

David Teitel

Mr. David Teitel is Chief Financial Officer, Vice President, Treasurer of Alere, Inc. Mr. Teitel has over 25 years of public and private company finance experience, including nine years of audit experience at Arthur Andersen and senior financial positions with Thermo Electron Corp., which is now Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. and Deknatel Snowden Pencer, Inc., a manufacturer of specialty surgical instruments. Mr. Teitel joined the Company in December 2003 as Director of Finance Operations and assumed the title Vice President, Finance in December 2004.

Michael Cotton

Mr. Michael Lester Cotton serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Alere Health, LLC, subsidiary of Alere, Inc. Mr. Cotton has also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Alere Health, LLC since January 2012. He joined Alere Health in September 2010 as President of Alere Health’s Health Improvement division. Mr. Cotton came to Alere from WellCare Health Plans, Inc., where he served as President of National Health Plans from March 2010 until September 2010; President, South Region from February 2009 to February 2010; President, Georgia from February 2008 to February 2009; Chief Operating Officer for Georgia from April 2006 to February 2008; and Chief Operating Officer for Ohio from December 2005 to April 2006. Prior to joining WellCare, Mr. Cotton served as a worldwide partner and market leader for Mercer LLC from October 2001 to December 2005. Prior to October 2001, Mr. Cotton held the positions of President and Chief Executive Officer of Mid-Valley CareNet, a physician hospital organization (PHO) with more than 600 physician members

Daniella Cramp

Ms. Daniella Cramp is Global President of ALERE Inc. since March 2013. In that role she focuses on our cardiovascular and diabetes diagnostics and health management solutions. Ms. Cramp previously served as the Vice President of our cardiovascular business unit from September 2007 to March 2013. Ms. Cramp joined the Company in June 2007 upon our acquisition of Biosite Incorporated. Ms. Cramp served as the director of marketing for Biosite from 2004 to 2007. Prior to that, Ms. Cramp was the director of Biosite’s physician office segment where she initiated Biosite’s entry into the outpatient setting with its diagnostic platform, Triage. Ms. Cramp also served as the product director for the launch of the Triage BNP Test, the world’s first blood test for heart failure diagnosis. Prior to joining Biosite, Ms. Cramp worked in the pharmaceutical industry for Astra Merck and later AstraZeneca from 1994 to 2000 in various sales and marketing roles supporting cardiovascular and gastrointestinal pharmaceutical products.

Hilde Eylenbosch

Dr. Hilde Eylenbosch, M.D., is President, Europe and Middle East of Alere, Inc. Previously, she served as Chief Commercial Officer from November 2010 to February 2012, after having served as our Senior Vice President, Marketing from July 2010 to November 2010 and as our Vice President, Marketing from April 2009 to July 2010. She served as Chief Executive Officer of SPD Swiss Precision Diagnostics GmbH, our 50/50 joint venture with Procter & Gamble, from its inception in May 2007 until April 2009. Dr. Eylenbosch has also served as our President, Consumer Diagnostics since June 2006. Prior to assuming that title she served as Vice President, Consumer Diagnostics from July 2005 to June 2006, Vice President, Consumer Marketing from October 2004 to July 2005 and Vice President of International Women’s Health from November 2001 to October 2004. Dr. Eylenbosch served in the same capacity for our predecessor company, Inverness Medical Technology, from August 2001 until that company was acquired by Johnson & Johnson in November 2001. Prior to that, she held various positions at Inverness Medical Technology, including Director of U.S. Women’s Health from September 1998 through October 2000. When she joined Inverness Medical Technology in January 1995, Dr. Eylenbosch was responsible for marketing that company’s women’s health products in Europe. Before joining Inverness Medical Technology, Dr. Eylenbosch was employed by Synthelabo, a French pharmaceutical company, where she held various marketing positions.

Sanjay Malkani

Mr. Sanjay Malkani served as President, Global Toxicology ALERE Inc., since February 2013. Previously, he led our Global Toxicology unit as Vice President and has been directly responsible for that unit’s primary US and European operations since January 2011. Mr. Malkani joined the Company as Vice President of the Toxicology Strategic Business Unit in February 2008, with responsibility for the Global Toxicology growth strategy and direct management of the US Toxicology operations. Mr. Malkani the company from Roche Diagnostics, Inc., where he served as Vice President of Marketing for US Point-of-Care Diagnostics during 2006 to 2007, Vice President of Marketing for US Diabetes Care Hospital in 2005, and held various successive sales and marketing roles in the US Diabetes Care business between 2001 and 2005. Prior to 2001, Mr. Malkani held various commercial positions at The Cambridge Group, Inc. and several start-up technology companies. Prior to completing his MBA at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Mr. Malkani held several sales positions at The Dow Chemical Company, Inc., where he started his career in 1991.

Avi Pelossof

Mr. Avi Pelossof was Global President of infectious disease business unit of ALERE Inc., in March 2013. Mr. Pelossof joined Alere as Vice President, Blood-Borne Pathogens in January 2007 and served in that role until January 2008. Mr. Pelossof has more than 20 years of experience in diagnostics, global health and international finance, including senior roles at Chembio Diagnostic Systems, Inc., a manufacturer of diagnostic tests for infectious diseases, and Citigroup.

James Post

Mr. James Post serves as President of Alere North America, Inc., subsidiary of Alere, Inc. Mr. Post was Vice President of Sales and Marketing for our Critical Care division from March 2008 until October 2010. From January 2003 to February 2008, Mr. Post served as the Northeast Regional Sales Director for Biosite Incorporated, which we acquired in June 2007. Previously, Mr. Post was the Vice President at US Surgical Corporation leading the commercial team in the U.S. Mr. Post’s career has focused on solutions to help improve clinical and economic outcomes for hospitals and physician offices through innovative solutions development, customer education, and a commitment to a customer-centric culture.

Kate Torchilin

Dr. Kate Torchilin, Ph.D has served as Global President and General Manager, Connected Health since March 2013. Previously, from October 2011 to March 2013, Dr. Torchilin was Vice President and Head of Women’s Health business unit. Dr. Torchilin was Chief Executive Officer of Biocell Center Inc., an innovative stem cell technology and tissue bank, from August 2009 to August 2011. Before joining Biocell Center, Dr. Torchilin ran a consumer medical technology innovation incubator, Enspire Medica, that she co-founded, from June 2008 until August 2009. Prior to that Dr. Torchilin worked at Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. from June 2003 to May 2008, where she held a variety of management positions, including positions in mergers and acquisitions, strategic planning and marketing. Prior to joining Thermo Fisher, Dr. Torchilin worked in a technology licensing role at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a major teaching hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School.

Namal Nawana

Mr. Namal Nawana has been appointed as the Chief Operating Officer of Alere Inc. effective December 30, 2012. Before coming to Alere, Mr. Nawana spent 15 years at Johnson & Johnson in various leadership roles. Most recently, he served as the Worldwide President of DePuy Synthes Spine, a Johnson & Johnson company, where he managed global operations from February 2011 to November 2012. Prior to that, Mr. Nawana served as Area Vice President for Johnson & Johnson Medical’s operations in Australia and New Zealand from January 2009 to February 2011, Chairman of the DePuy Asia Pacific Franchise Council, General Manager for DePuy Australia from 2007 to December 2008 and General Manager for DePuy Canada from 2004 to 2007. Namal holds a Masters of Medical Science from the University of Adelaide and an MBA from the Henley Business School.

Paul Hempel

Mr. Paul T. Hempel is Senior Vice President - Ethics/Compliance, Special Counsel, Assistant Secretary of Alere, Inc. He served as our General Counsel and Secretary from our inception until April 2006, when Mr. Hempel became Senior Vice President in charge of Leadership Development and Special Counsel, while retaining his role as Ethics Officer and his role as Secretary, which he retained until May 2010. Mr. Hempel also retained oversight of our legal affairs until May 2007. In November 2010, Mr. Hempel became Senior Vice President, Ethics/Compliance and Special Counsel. Mr. Hempel served as General Counsel and Assistant Secretary of our predecessor company, Inverness Medical Technology, from October 2000 through November 2001, when that company was acquired by Johnson & Johnson. Prior to joining Inverness Medical Technology, he was a founding stockholder and Managing Partner of Erickson Schaffer Peterson Hempel & Israel PC from 1996 to 2000. Prior to 1996, Mr. Hempel was a partner and managed the business practice at Bowditch & Dewey LLP.

Jerry McAleer

Dr. Jerry McAleer, Ph.D., is Senior Vice President - Research and Development, Director of Alere, Inc. He joined the Board on March 10, 2003. Dr. McAleer became Senior Vice President, Research and Development in July 2010. Prior to that, he served as our Vice President, Research and Development since our inception in May 2001 and as our Vice President, Cardiology since early 2006. Dr. McAleer served as Vice President of Research and Development of our predecessor company, Inverness Medical Technology, from 1999 through November 2001, when that company was acquired by Johnson & Johnson. From 1995 to 1999, Dr. McAleer served as Director of Development of Inverness Medical Limited, Inverness Medical Technology’s primary research and development unit, where he headed the development of Inverness Medical Technology’s electrochemical glucose strips. Prior to joining Inverness Medical Technology, Dr. McAleer held senior research and development positions at MediSense, a medical device company, and Ecossensors, Inc., an environmental research company.

John Bridgen

Dr. John Bridgen, Ph.D., is Senior Vice President - Business Development of Alere, Inc. He has served as Senior Vice President, Business Development since July 2010, after serving as our Vice President, Business Development from June 2006 to July 2010. He served as our Vice President, Strategy from September 2005 to June 2006. Dr. Bridgen joined the Company in September 2002, upon our acquisition of Wampole Laboratories, LLC. Dr. Bridgen served as President of Wampole from August 1984 until September 2005. Prior to joining Wampole, Dr. Bridgen had global sales and marketing responsibility for the hematology and immunology business units of Ortho Diagnostic Systems Inc., a Johnson & Johnson company.

John ORourke

Mr. John ORourke is Chief Information Officer of ALERE Inc., since February 2013. He has over 24 years running his own businesses, specializing in international information technology and business performance transformation. From April 2001 until February 2010, Mr. O’Rourke was founder and CEO of Catalise PLC and led a variety of significant international engagements with several businesses, including EDF Energy, HP and DPWN/DHL, where he led the creation of their European information technology shared services organization. During this time, Mr. O’Rourke also developed specialization in financial shared services, airline restructuring and pre-and-post-acquisition due diligence and integration for major corporations and for private equity. In March 2010, Mr. O’Rourke co-founded his next venture, Genysys Ltd, where he continued to provide M&A advisory services to private equity investors and provided strategic information technology and business advisory services to large corporations, such as DSM Life Sciences, Nokia and The Energy Saving Trust.

David Scott

Dr. David Scott, Ph.D., is Chief Scientific Officer and Director of Alere, Inc. Dr. Scott served as Chairman of Inverness Medical Limited, a subsidiary of our predecessor company, Inverness Medical Technology, from July 1999 through November 2001, when that company was acquired by Johnson & Johnson, and as a managing director of Inverness Medical Limited from July 1995 to July 1999. Dr. Scott’s scientific and management background in our industry provides our Board with valuable general business and research and development expertise.

Ellen Chiniara

Ms. Ellen Chiniara is Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of Alere, Inc. She is is responsible for managing legal matters for the Company. Ms. Chiniara joined us in October 2006 as General Counsel, Professional Diagnostics and Assistant Secretary and became our Vice President and General Counsel in May 2007 and Secretary in May 2010. From 2002 to 2006, Ms. Chiniara was Associate General Counsel, Neurology of Serono, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company. Previously, she served as General Counsel to a healthcare venture capital fund and a healthcare management services organization, where she also was Chief Operating Officer of its clinical trial site management division. From 1994 to 1997, Ms. Chiniara was Assistant General Counsel at Value Health, a specialty managed healthcare company where she focused on disease management and healthcare information technology. Prior to 1994, Ms. Chiniara was a partner with Hale and Dorr (now WilmerHale).

Robert Di Tullio

Mr. Robert Di Tullio is Vice President - Global Regulatory and Clinical Affairs of Alere, Inc., since March 2010. He has over 39 years of experience in the in vitro diagnostics industry, the last 28 of which have been in quality and regulatory management. Mr. Di Tullio served as Vice President, Regulatory Affairs and Quality at ProteoGenix, Inc., a diagnostic company, from July 2008 to March 2010. He held the position of Vice President, Regulatory and Clinical Affairs and Quality at Sequenom, Inc., a genetic analysis company, from June 2007 to July 2008. From June 1992 to June 2007, Mr. Di Tullio served as Vice President, Regulatory Affairs and Quality Systems at Diagnostic Products Corporation, or DPC, an immuno-diagnostics company, and Siemens Medical Solutions Diagnostics, following its acquisition of DPC. Mr. Di Tullio was co-chair of the AdvaMed Dx task force from 2007 to 2013.

Melissa Guerdan

Ms. Melissa Guerdan is Vice President, Global Quality Assurance of ALERE Inc., since August 2012. Prior to coming to Alere, Ms. Guerdan was the Vice President of Quality Operations for Covidien’s Pharmaceuticals business from March 2008 to August 2012. In this capacity she was responsible for leading quality and compliance across eleven global manufacturing facilities producing and distributing products ranging from urological imaging systems, contrast media/delivery systems, nuclear medicine products, and specialty generic pharmaceuticals. Prior to that Ms. Guerdan served as Director of Quality for Baxter’s Renal and Medication Delivery businesses from 2004 to 2008. In addition to these key leadership roles, Ms. Guerdan also held various quality positions at Pfizer and Aventis Behring.

Robert Hargadon

Mr. Robert Hargadon is Vice President - Global Culture and Performance of Alere, Inc., since October 2010. . He has over 30 years of experience in human resources, leadership and organization development. Mr. Hargadon served as Vice President, Human Resources at drugstore.com, an online pharmacy, from November 2006 through October 2010. Prior to that, Mr. Hargadon was General Manager, Corporate Learning and Development at Microsoft from September 2005 to April 2006 and held various human resources leadership positions at Boston Scientific Corporation, a medical device manufacturer, from 1997 to 2005, including Vice President of International Human Resources and Vice President, Leadership Development from September 1997 to June 2005. Mr. Hargadon served as Vice President, Learning and Development at Fidelity Investments from 1993 to 1997. Mr. Hargadon also had 15 years of experience with the consulting firms Novations Group, Inc. and Harbridge House, which was acquired by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

Nigel Lindner

Mr. Nigel Lindner is Vice President, Research and Development of ALERE Inc., since December 2011. From April 2009 to November 2011, Dr. Lindner served as Chief Executive Officer of SPD Swiss Precision Diagnostics GmbH, our 50/50 joint venture with Procter & Gamble. Dr. Lindner joined the company in June 2007 as Global Strategic Business Unit Manager for Women and Children’s Health business, a position he held until March 2009. Prior to joining our company, Dr. Lindner had a long career with Unilever, a leading supplier of food, home and personal care products, where he held various senior research and development positions in their Foods and Chemicals businesses where he focused on strategic development and delivery of innovation from initial concept to full commercialisation.

Eli Adashi

Dr. Eli Y. Adashi, M.D., M.S., C.P.E., F.A.C.O.G., is Independent Director of Alere, Inc., since April 1, 2009. Previously Dean of Medicine and Biological Sciences and the Frank L. Day Professor of Biology at Brown University from December 2004 to July 2008, Dr. Adashi—Harvard-educated in Health Care Management (M.S.; 2005; HSPH)—has been a Professor of Medical Science at Brown University since 2004. With over 25 years of experience in healthcare and in the life sciences, Dr. Adashi is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and of its Board on Health Sciences Policy, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Association of American Physicians, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dr. Adashi was a member of MEDCAC (Medicare Evidence Development & Coverage Advisory Committee) from 2010 to 2013 and is an ad hoc member of the Reproductive Health Drugs Advisory Committee of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration. Dr. Adashi is the author or co-author of over 250 peer-reviewed publications, over 120 book chapters/reviews, and 13 books focusing on ovarian biology, reproductive health and domestic health policy. Dr. Adashi is a member of the Board’s Compensation Committee.

Regina Benjamin

Dr. Regina M. Benjamin M.D., MBA., is an Independent Director of the company. From 2009-2013, Dr. Benjamin served as the 18th Surgeon General of the United States and chair of the National Prevention Council - 17 cabinet-level Federal agencies that developed the road map for the Nation's health - the National Prevention Strategy. From her early days as the founder of a rural health clinic in Alabama to her leadership role in the worldwide advancement of preventative health care, Dr. Regina Benjamin has forged a career that has been recognized by a broad spectrum of organizations and publications. In 1995, she was the first physician under the age of 40 and the first African-American woman to be elected to the American Medical Association Board of Trustees. Other past board memberships include the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, Catholic Health Association, and Morehouse School of Medicine. Dr. Benjamin is a member of the Institute of Medicine and a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. She has been chosen as a Kellogg National Fellow and Rockefeller Next Generation Leader. In 1998 Dr. Benjamin was the United States recipient of the Nelson Mandela Award for Health and Human Rights. She received the 2000 National Caring Award, which was inspired by Mother Teresa and was recognized with the Papal honor Pro Ecclesia et Ponticifice from Pope Benedict XVI. In 2008, she was honored with a MacArthur Genius Award Fellowship. In 2011, Dr. Benjamin became the recipient of the Chairman's Award at the 42nd NAACP Image Awards. Dr. Benjamin has a B.S. in chemistry from Xavier University in New Orleans, attended Morehouse School of Medicine, earned an MD degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and an MBA from Tulane University. She is the recipient of 22 honorary degrees.

Carol Goldberg

Ms. Carol R. Goldberg is Independent Director of Alere, Inc., since May 30, 2001. Ms. Goldberg served as a director of our predecessor company, Inverness Medical Technology, from August 1992 through November 2001, when that company was acquired by Johnson & Johnson. Since December 1989, she has served as President of The AVCAR Group, Ltd., an investment and management consulting firm in Boston, Massachusetts. Ms. Goldberg is Chairperson of the Board’s Compensation Committee. As the former President and Chief Operating Officer of Stop & Shop Companies, Inc.

Robert Khederian

Mr. Robert P. Khederian is Independent Director of Alere, Inc., since July 31, 2001. Mr. Khederian is the Chairman of Belmont Capital, a venture capital firm he founded in 1996. Mr. Khederian founded Provident Corporate Finance, an investment banking firm, in 1998, and was its Chairman until 2010. From 1984 through 1996, he was founder and Chairman of Medical Specialties Group, Inc., a nationwide distributor of medical products that was acquired by Bain Capital. Mr. Khederian served as the Chairman of the Board of Cambridge Heart, Inc., a developer of non-invasive diagnostic tests for cardiac disease, from August 2006 to August 2008. Mr. Khederian also served as the interim Chief Executive Officer of Cambridge Heart, Inc. from December 2006 to December 2007. Mr. Khederian is a member of the Board’s Audit Committee and Compensation Committee.

John Levy

Mr. John F. Levy is Independent Director of Alere, Inc., since May 30, 2001. Mr. Levy served as a director of Inverness Medical Technology from August 1996 through November 2001, when that company was acquired by Johnson & Johnson. Since 1993, he has been an independent consultant. Mr. Levy served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Waban, Inc., a warehouse merchandising company, from 1989 to 1993. Mr. Levy is Chairperson of the Board’s Audit Committee and is a member of the Board’s Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.

Gregg Powers

Mr. Gregg J. Powers has been appointed as an Independent Director of Alere Inc., with effect from August 29, 2013. He is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Private Capital Management. Mr. Powers began his investment career as a healthcare analyst at Raymond James Financial. Mr. Powers joined PCM's investment research team in 1988. During the early 1990s, Mr. Powers became co-portfolio manager, credited with the primary underwriting of PCM's investments in technology, healthcare, and telecommunications. Mr. Powers became President of PCM in 1999, CEO in 2008, and assumed the role of Chairman in 2009. As portfolio manager, Mr. Powers oversees all aspects of the investment of client portfolios. Mr. Powers has a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the University of Florida.

John Quelch

Professor Dr. John A. Quelch, D.B.A., Ph.D., is Independent Director of Alere, Inc., since March 10, 2003. Dr. Quelch has been a professor at Harvard Business School since January 2013. Between February 2011 and January 2013, Dr. Quelch served as Dean, Vice President and Distinguished Professor of International Management at the China Europe International Business School in Shanghai. From July 2001 through January 2011, he was Senior Associate Dean at the Harvard Business School. From July 1998 through June 2001, he was Dean of the London Business School. Dr. Quelch also serves as a director of WPP plc, a leading marketing and media services company. Dr. Quelch served as a director of Pepsi Bottling Group from 2005 to 2010 and of Gentiva Health Services, Inc. from 2006 to 2009. He is Chairperson of the Board’s Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.

James Roosevelt

Mr. James Roosevelt, Jr., is Independent Director of Alere, Inc., since February 6, 2009. Mr. Roosevelt has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Tufts Health Plan since 2005. From 1999 to 2005, Mr. Roosevelt was Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Tufts Health Plan. Mr. Roosevelt also serves as Co-Chair of the Rules and By-laws Committee of the Democratic National Committee, Co-Chair of the Board of Directors for the Tufts Health Care Institute, and a member of the Board of Directors at American Health Insurance Plans and PointRight Inc., where he serves as a member of the Compensation Committee. Mr. Roosevelt is a member of the Board’s Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.

Peter Townsend

Mr. Peter Townsend is Independent Director of Alere, Inc., since May 30, 2001.Mr. Townsend served as a director of our predecessor company, Inverness Medical Technology, from August 1996 through November 2001, when that company was acquired by Johnson & Johnson. From 1991 to 1995, when he retired, Mr. Townsend served as Chief Executive Officer and a director of Enviromed plc, a medical products company. Mr. Townsend is a member of the Board’s Audit Committee.
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