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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Lars Ekman

65 2014 Independent Chairman of the Board

John Thero

55 2014 President, Chief Executive Officer, Assistant Secretary, Director

Stephen Ketchum

50 2016 President - Research and Development, Senior Vice President, Chief Scientific Officer

Joseph Kennedy

47 2012 Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel, Secretary

Aaron Berg

52 2014 Senior Vice President - Marketing and Sales

Michael Farrell

37 2014 Vice President - Finance (principal accounting officer and principal financial officer)

Craig Granowitz

2016 Chief Medical Officer

Joseph Zakrzewski

52 2013 Director

James Healy

50 2008 Non-Executive Independent Director

Patrick O'Sullivan

73 2011 Non-Executive Independent Director

Kristine Peterson

56 2010 Non-Executive Independent Director

David Stack

64 2012 Non-Executive Independent Director

Jan van Heek

65 2010 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Lars Ekman

Dr. Lars G. Ekman, M.D., Ph.D., has been appointed as Independent Chairman of the Board of Amarin Corp Plc., effective January 1, 2014. With more than 29 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, Dr. Ekman is currently an executive partner at Sofinnova Ventures and serves as Executive Chairman of Sophiris Bio Inc. (formerly Protox Therapeutics) as well as Chairman of Prothena Biosciences. From October 2008 to 2011 he served as Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Cebix Inc. He was Executive Vice President and President of Global Research and Development at Elan Corporation plc, from January 2001 to December 2007. Prior to joining Elan, he was Executive Vice President, Research and Development at Schwarz Pharma AG from February 1997 to December 2000, and prior to that was employed in a variety of senior scientific and clinical functions at Pharmacia, now Pfizer. Dr. Ekman also sits on the board of directors of InterMune Inc. and Ocera Therapeutics. Dr. Ekman is a board-certified surgeon with a Ph.D. in experimental biology and has held several clinical and academic positions in both the United States and Europe. He obtained his Ph.D. and M.D. from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Based on Dr. Ekman’s experience within the pharmaceutical industry and his executive experience, specifically his experience as Chief Executive Officer and other executive positions in the biotechnology industry, as well as his service on boards of directors in the biotechnology industry, the Board believes Dr. Ekman has the appropriate set of skills to serve as a member of our Board.

John Thero

Mr. John F. Thero, CPA, has been appointed as President, Chief Executive Officer, Assistant Secretary, Director of Amarin Corp Plc., effective January 1, 2014. Prior to his promotion, he was Amarin’s President since November 2010 before which he was Amarin’s Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Thero has more than 20 years of senior financial and operational management experience, including supporting the growth of life science companies for over 15 years. Mr. Thero has helped manage both the successful commercial growth and the successful sale of companies. In 2007, Mr. Thero was Chief Financial Officer at ViaCell, Inc., where he helped guide the company to its successful sale. From 2003 to 2007, Mr. Thero was Senior Vice President at Acusphere, Inc., where he oversaw the successful build-out and qualification of manufacturing operations. From 1994 to 2003, in a number of senior positions at Abiomed, Inc., including Senior Vice President Business Operations and Chief Financial Officer, he helped manage the transition from a development-stage company into a commercial entity. Mr. Thero began his professional career at Arthur Andersen LLP, during which time he became a Certified Public Accountant. He received a B.A. in Economics from the College of the Holy Cross. The Board believes that Mr. Thero’s experience in management positions at life sciences companies, as well as his past experience as Amarin’s President and Chief Financial Officer, provide him with the appropriate qualifications and skills to serve as a member of the Board.

Stephen Ketchum

Dr. Stephen B. Ketchum, Ph.D., is President - Research and Development, Senior Vice President, Chief Scientific Officer of Amarin Corp Plc. Dr. Ketchum has a significant record of achievement in the life sciences industry, with 20 years of experience in late-stage product development and clinical regulatory strategy, having led the filings of multiple successful new drug applications (NDAs) and supplemental NDAs. Prior to joining Amarin, Dr. Ketchum served as senior vice president, research and development for Sunesis Pharmaceuticals where, as a member of the Executive Committee, he provided strategic direction for all facets of research and development, including clinical strategy and operations, regulatory affairs, and pharmaceutical development. Prior to Sunesis, Dr. Ketchum was senior vice president, research and development and medical affairs at Reliant Pharmaceuticals with responsibilities for leading the strategic direction and day-to-day operations of Reliant's clinical research, product development, and medical affairs departments, including responsibilities for Lovaza, an earlier generation prescription omega-3 drug. Dr. Ketchum has also served as senior vice president, operations and regulatory affairs for IntraBiotics Pharmaceuticals, Inc., where he was responsible for regulatory affairs, project management, quality assurance, and supply chain management in support of late-stage clinical research.

Joseph Kennedy

Mr. Joseph T. Kennedy is Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel, Secretary of Amarin Corp Plc. From March 2009 to December 2011, he was Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Transcept Pharmaceuticals, Inc., where he played a lead role negotiating the company’s strategic collaboration with Purdue Pharma, helped secure key U.S. patents, helped obtain U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) approval for the company’s lead product and had responsibility for all legal and compliance matters affecting the company. Mr. Kennedy represented large pharmaceutical companies, developing life science companies and venture capital firms in private law practice from January 2006 to March 2009. Prior to that, Mr. Kennedy served as Chief Corporate Counsel, then Vice President, Acting Chief Legal Officer with Eyetech Pharmaceuticals, Inc. His work at Eyetech included transitioning the company from private to public, legal matters related to the company’s development and commercialization collaboration with Pfizer Inc., public company and pharmaceutical industry compliance, and the sale of the company to OSI Pharmaceuticals Inc. Previously, Mr. Kennedy served as Vice President and U.S. Counsel, Corporate Business Development, with Élan Corporation, plc where he helped acquire technologies, managed legal issues related to multiple collaborations and participated in the company’s sale of assets that raised over $2.0 billion in a restructuring.

Aaron Berg

Mr. Aaron Berg is the Senior Vice President - Marketing and Sales of Amarin Corp Plc. Before joining Amarin, Mr. Berg was with Essentialis, Inc. from 2009 to 2012, where he led the company’s work on triglyceride management as President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining Essentialis, Mr. Berg was with Kos Pharmaceuticals for six years, and as Vice President of Marketing and Sales at Kos Pharmaceuticals contributed to the acquisition of Kos by Abbott Laboratories. Prior to his position with Kos Pharmaceuticals, Mr. Berg began his pharmaceutical industry career as a sales representative with Bristol-Myers Squibb, followed by various positions with Schering-Plough and GlaxoSmithKline.

Michael Farrell

Michael J. Farrell is Vice President - Finance (principal accounting officer and principal financial officer) of Amarin Corp Plc. Prior to joining Amarin, Mr. Farrell spent the previous ten years with various life sciences companies. From May 2012 to June 2013, Mr. Farrell was the Controller for Unigene Laboratories, Inc., a publicly traded biotechnology company, where he was responsible for the accounting and finance function, which included a significant role in multiple financing transactions. From October 2010 to April 2012, he was the Controller of New American Therapeutics, Inc., where he contributed to the formation of the company and the successful acquisition and subsequent divestiture of the company’s assets. From April 2008 to September 2010, he was Controller of Akrimax Pharmaceuticals LLC. From April 2004 through March 2008, he held various roles of increasing responsibility within the finance department at Reliant Pharmaceuticals, Inc. prior to the sale of the company to GlaxoSmithKline. Mr. Farrell started his career at Arthur Andersen LLP in 1999, during which time he became a Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Farrell holds a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Maryland.

Craig Granowitz

Dr. Craig B. Granowitz, M.D., Ph.D. is Chief Medical Officer of the Company. Dr. Granowitz has a strong leadership background in medical affairs, with extensive experience managing a multi-national medical affairs organization for a portfolio of leading cardiovascular products. Prior to joining Amarin, Dr. Granowitz was senior vice president and head of global medical affairs, global human health at Merck, where he developed and implemented an entirely new global medical affairs organization following Merck's merger with Schering-Plough. In this capacity, among his numerous achievements, he provided critical medical affairs support in the run-up to and read-out of Merck's cardiovascular outcomes study, IMPROVE-IT. From 2003 to 2008, he was group vice president, head of global medical affairs for Schering-Plough. His work at Schering-Plough and, later, Merck, was critical to the growth and success of a global medical affairs organization that spans multiple therapeutic areas and now operates in more than 80 countries worldwide. Prior to joining Schering-Plough, Dr. Granowitz co-founded Proliance Pharmaceuticals, a venture-capital backed pharmaceutical development and finance management start-up company.

Joseph Zakrzewski

Mr. Joseph S. Zakrzewski has been appointed as Director of Amarin Corp Plc., From November 2010 to December 2013, Mr. Zakrzewski served as Amarin’s Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors. From May 2007 to May 2010, Mr. Zakrzewski served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Xcellerex, a privately held company focusing on commercializing its proprietary next generation manufacturing technology for biotherapeutics and from January 2005 to May 2007, Mr. Zakrzewski served as the Chief Operating Officer of Reliant Pharmaceuticals. From 1988 to 2004, Mr. Zakrzewski served in a variety of positions at Eli Lilly and Company including as Vice President, Corporate Business Development from 2003 through 2004. In addition, Mr. Zakrzewski served as a Venture Partner with Orbimed, the world’s largest healthcare-dedicated investment firm, in 2010 and 2011. Mr. Zakrzewski is currently the Chairman of Firehouse Pharmaceuticals and serves on the board of directors of Acceleron Pharma, and Insulet Corporation as well as a number of privately held companies. Mr. Zakrzewski earned a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and an M.S. in Biochemical Engineering from Drexel University as well as an M.B.A. in Finance from Indiana University. The Board believes that Mr. Zakrzewski should serve on our Board based on his knowledge of our Company gained from his former position as Chief Executive Officer and his substantial experience serving as an executive officer of other pharmaceutical companies, as well as Mr. Zakrzewski’s service as a member of boards of directors of other pharmaceutical companies.

James Healy

Dr. James I. Healy, M.D, Ph.D. is Non-Executive Independent Director of Amarin Corp Plc. Dr. Healy has been a General Partner of Sofinnova Ventures, a venture capital firm, since June 2000. Prior to June 2000, Dr. Healy held various positions at Sanderling Ventures, Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals (as successor to Miles Laboratories) and ISTA Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Dr. Healy is currently on the board of directors of Ascendis Pharma A/S, Auris Medical Holding AG, Hyperion Therapeutics, Inc., Coherus BioSciences, Inc. and several private companies. Previously, he served as a board member of InterMune, Inc., Anthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Durata Therapeutics, Inc., CoTherix, Inc., Movetis NV, KaloBios Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and several private companies. Dr. Healy holds an M.D. and a Ph.D. in Immunology from the Stanford School of Medicine and holds a B.A. in molecular biology and a B.A. in Scandinavian Studies from the University of California at Berkeley. The Board believes that Dr. Healy’s experience in the pharmaceutical industries and investing in life sciences companies, as well as his medical and scientific background, provide him with the qualifications and skills to serve as a director.

Patrick O'Sullivan

Mr. Patrick J. O'Sullivan is Non-Executive Independent Director of Amarin Corp Plc. Mr. O’Sullivan has more than 40 years of pharmaceutical industry experience, including more than 30 years as Chief Executive Officer and board member of the LEO Pharma companies in Ireland and more than 10 years as a board member of the parent company of the LEO Pharma Group in Denmark. Since 2007 Mr. O’Sullivan has been a business consultant to the pharmaceutical industry, and he currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Actavis Plc. Mr. O’Sullivan is a registered pharmacist who earned a Bachelor of Commerce and an M.B.A. from University College in Dublin. The Board believes that Mr. Sullivan’s experience from serving as an officer director of various companies within the pharmaceutical industry, as well as his educational training in business administration, make him a valuable member of our Board.

Kristine Peterson

Ms. Kristine Peterson is Non-Executive Independent Director of Amarin Corp Plc. Ms. Peterson has more than 30 years of pharmaceutical industry experience, including 20 years at Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, where she was responsible for sales, marketing and general management in a variety of therapeutic areas, including leading the cardiovascular and metabolic disease business unit. She is currently, and has been since June 2009, Chief Executive Officer at Valeritas, Inc., a medical technology company committed to the development and commercialization of innovative drug delivery solutions, with its lead product for the treatment of diabetes. Prior to joining Valeritas, Ms. Peterson was Company Group Chair for the biotech business at Johnson & Johnson from May 2006 through June 2009, was an Executive Vice President at Johnson & Johnson from August 2004 through May 2006 and was Senior Vice President of commercial operations at Biovail Corporation from May 2003 to August 2004. Ms. Peterson is currently a director of Valeritas, Inc., ImmunoGen, Inc. the Biotechnology Industry Organization and the Greater Philadelphia Life Sciences Congress. Ms. Peterson has an M.B.A. in Marketing from the University of Illinois. Based on Ms. Peterson’s experience within the pharmaceutical industry and her executive experience, specifically her experience as an executive officer at other companies in the biotechnology industry, as well as her service on other boards of directors in the biotechnology industry, the Board believes Ms. Peterson has the appropriate set of skills to serve as a member of our Board.

David Stack

Mr. David M. Stack is Non-Executive Independent Director of Amarin Corporation plc. Mr. Stack is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Mr. Stack has been a managing director of MPM Capital since 2005 and a managing partner of Stack Pharmaceuticals, Inc. since 1998. From 2001 to 2004, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of The Medicines Company. Previously, Mr. Stack was President and General Manager at Innovex, Inc. He was Vice President, Business Development/Marketing at Immunomedics from 1993 until 1995. Prior to that, he was with Roche Laboratories from 1981 until 1993, in various positions including therapeutic world leader in infectious disease and director, business development and planning, infectious disease, oncology, and virology. He currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc., PepTx, Inc., Chiasma, Inc. and Medivo, Inc. He was a member of the boards of directors of Molecular Insight Pharmaceuticals, Inc. from 2006 to 2010 and BioClinica, Inc. from 1999 to 2010. Mr. Stack holds a B.S. in Pharmacy from Albany College of Pharmacy and a B.S. in Biology from Siena College. The Board believes that Mr. Stack’s qualifications to sit on our Board include his extensive experience with pharmaceutical companies, his financial expertise and his years of experience providing strategic and financial advisory services to pharmaceutical and biotechnology organizations.

Jan van Heek

Mr. Jan van Heek is Non-Executive Independent Director of Amarin Corp Plc. He is currently a Principal and Partner at BioPoint Group, where he advises biotechnology and other healthcare companies in commercial strategy development, financing and business development. Prior to establishing BioPoint, Mr. van Heek spent more than 18 years at Genzyme Corporation, most recently as an Executive Vice President and Senior Advisor to the CEO and senior management team. Mr. van Heek is currently a board member of PanGenetics BV in the Netherlands as well as Minerva Neurosciences, Inc., and was a board member and Chairman of the Audit Committee of ViaCell Corporation, a U.S. public company, from 2002 until it was sold to Perkin Elmer Corporation in 2007. He received an M.B.A. from St. Gallen University in Switzerland and an executive degree from Stanford Business School. Based on Mr. van Heek’s experience within the biotechnology industry and his executive experience, specifically his experience in executive officer positions at other companies in the biotechnology industry, as well as his service on other boards of directors, the Board believes Mr. van Heek has the appropriate set of skills to serve as a member of our Board.

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