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Arena Pharmaceuticals Inc (ARNA.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Amit Munshi

48 2016 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Kevin Lind

40 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Principal Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Principal Accounting Officer

Steven Spector

51 2012 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Vincent Aurentz

2016 Executive Vice President and Chief Business Officer

Preston Klassen

47 2017 Executive Vice President - Research & Development, Chief Medical Officer

Maurice Mezzino

61 2015 Senior Vice President - Corporate Development

Tina Nova

63 2015 Lead Independent Director

Donald Belcher

77 2003 Director

Jayson Dallas

48 2017 Director

Oliver Fetzer

53 2017 Director

Harry Hixson

78 2016 Director

Garry Neil

62 2017 Director

Scott Bice

73 2003 Independent Director

Phillip Schneider

59 2007 Independent Director

Christine White

64 2015 Independent Director

Randall Woods

64 2007 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Amit Munshi

Mr. Amit D. Munshi is President, Chief Executive Officer Director of the Company. He was Interim Principal Financial Officer of the Company. He has been appointed to the position of Director of the Company., effective 13 June 2016. He served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Epirus Biopharmaceuticals, Inc., a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company, from May 2012 to May 2016. Prior to Epirus, Mr. Munshi served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Percivia LLC, a biotechnology company, from 2011 to 2012, was a co-founder and served as Chief Business Officer of Kythera Biopharmaceuticals, Inc., from 2005 to 2010, and held multiple leadership positions at Amgen Inc. from 1997 to 2005, including General Manager, Nephrology Europe. Mr. Munshi serves on the boards of Oxeia Biopharmaceuticals, Inc., and Cytrellis Biosystems, Inc., both privately held companies. Mr. Munshi holds a B.S. in Economics and a B.A. in History from the University of California, Riverside, and an M.B.A. from the Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management at Claremont Graduate University.

Kevin Lind

Mr. Kevin R. Lind serves as Chief Financial Officer, Principal Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Principal Accounting Officer of the Company. He has served as our Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since June 2016. Previously, Mr. Lind was a Principal focused on healthcare at TPG Special Situations Partners, a global investment firm, from January 2009 to June 2016. Mr. Lind was a member of the TPG Pharma Partners effort at TPG-Axon, a global investment firm, from 2006 to 2008. He served in various capacities as a healthcare investment banker at Lehman Brothers, Inc., a former global financial services firm, from 1998 to 2002 and 2004 to 2006. Mr. Lind received a B.S. from Stanford University in Biological Sciences and an M.B.A. from UCLA Anderson School of Management.

Steven Spector

Mr. Steven W. Spector J.D. is Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. He has served as our Executive Vice President and General Counsel since February 2012, and previously served as our Senior Vice President and General Counsel from June 2004 to February 2012 and as our Vice President and General Counsel from October 2001 to June 2004. Mr. Spector has also served as our Secretary since November 2001. Mr. Spector is a member of the board of directors and a former President of the Association of Corporate Counsel, San Diego, and an Adjunct Professor at the University of San Diego School of Law. Mr. Spector was a partner with the law firm of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, where he worked from 1991 to October 2001. Mr. Spector holds a B.A. and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.

Vincent Aurentz

Mr. Vincent E. Aurentz is Executive Vice President and Chief Business Officer of the Company. He joins Arena with over 27 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry. Prior to Arena, Mr. Aurentz served as the Chief Business Officer of Epirus Biopharmaceuticals. Prior to that, Mr. Aurentz served as President of HemoShear Therapeutics, where he oversaw the scientific and business development efforts including collaborations with global organizations such as Pfizer, Eli Lilly, Janssen R&D and Children's National Health System. Before his time at HemoShear Therapeutics, Mr. Aurentz was Executive Vice President and a member of the Executive Management Board at Merck KGaA (Merck Serono) where he directed R&D programs, portfolio strategy and headed deal activity and venture investments. Mr. Aurentz is a former Executive Vice President at Quintiles, and Co-founder and Managing Director of a venture capital and advisory business. He started his career at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture).

Preston Klassen

Dr. Preston S. Klassen, M.D., M.H.S. as Executive Vice President - Research & Development, Chief Medical Officer of the Company. Dr. Klassen has over 20 years of experience in biopharmaceutical product development. Most recently, he was Chief Medical Officer of Laboratoris Sanifit S.L. and prior to that was Executive Vice President, Head of Global Development at Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc. Previously, Dr. Klassen held several positions of increasing responsibility at Amgen Inc., including Therapeutic Area Head for Nephrology. Prior to joining Amgen, he was a faculty member in the Division of Nephrology atDuke UniversityMedical Center. Dr. Klassen received his medical degree from theUniversity of NebraskaCollege of Medicine and completed his residency in internal medicine, fellowship in nephrology, and masters in health sciences degree at Duke University.

Maurice Mezzino

Mr. Maurice J. Mezzino is Senior Vice President - Corporate Development of the company since December 2015, and previously served as our Vice President, Corporate Development from August 2011 to December 2015. Mr. Mezzino has over 30 years of experience in the biopharmaceutical industry related to partnering, assessing new businesses, products and markets, and planning with respect to strategy and operations. Mr. Mezzino has successfully led cross-functional teams to source, structure, negotiate and execute deal transactions on products and technologies in various stages of commercialization and in multiple therapeutic markets. Mr. Mezzino served in a consulting capacity as Acting Vice President of Business Development for BeiGene, Ltd., an immuno-oncology company, from January 2011 to August 2011; as Vice President, Chief Business Officer at Ceregene, Inc., a former neurodegenerative disease-focused gene therapy company, from 2008 to 2010; in various positions at IDEC Pharmaceuticals Corporation, a biopharmaceutical company (and continuing at Biogen Idec Inc. after the

Tina Nova

Dr. Tina Susan Nova, Ph.D., is Lead Independent Director of Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. She has served as a member of our Board of Directors since September 2004, and as its Lead Independent Director since June 2015. Dr. Nova has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Molecular Stethoscope, Inc., a diagnostics company, since September 2015. Dr. Nova served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Illumina Inc.’s oncology business unit from July 2014 to August 2015. Dr. Nova was a co-founder of Genoptix, Inc., a medical laboratory diagnostics company, and served as its President from 2000 to April 2014. Dr. Nova also served as the Chief Executive Officer of Genoptix and as a member of its board of directors from 2000 until Novartis AG acquired Genoptix in March 2011. Dr. Nova was a co-founder of Nanogen, Inc., a provider of molecular diagnostic tests, and she served as its Chief Operating Officer and President from 1994 to 2000. Dr. Nova served as Chief Operating Officer of Selective Genetics, a biotechnology company, from 1992 to 1994, and in various director-level positions with Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated, a drug discovery and development company, from 1988 to 1992, most recently as Executive Director of New Leads Discovery. Dr. Nova has also held various research and management positions with Hybritech, Inc., a former subsidiary of Eli Lilly & Company, a pharmaceutical company. Dr. Nova serves as a member of the board of directors of Veracyte, Inc., a diagnostics company. Within the past five years, Dr. Nova also served as a member of the board of directors of Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, a biopharmaceutical company, NanoString Technologies, Inc., a provider of life science tools, and Cypress Biosciences, Inc., a pharmaceutical company. Dr. Nova was the Chair of the board of directors of BIOCOM, a life science association representing member companies in Southern California, from March 2001 to March 2002.

Donald Belcher

Mr. Donald D. Belcher is Director of Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. He has served as a member of our Board of Directors since December 2003. Mr. Belcher served as Chairman of the board of directors of Banta Corporation, a printing and supply-chain management company, from 1995 to 2004, Chief Executive Officer from 1995 to 2002 and President from 1994 to 2001. Mr. Belcher holds a B.A. from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Jayson Dallas

Dr. Jayson Dallas, M.D., serves as Director of the Company. Dr. Dallas serves as the Chief Commercial Officer and Executive Vice President of Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc., a publicly held biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel products for rare and ultra-rare diseases, since August 2015. Prior to Ultragenyx, Dr. Dallas served as General Manager of Roche, a healthcare company, in the United Kingdom from January 2013 to July 2015. Prior to this, he held two different positions at Genentech, a pharmaceutical company, as Head of Global Oncology Launch Excellence and Biosimilar Strategy and Head of Global Product Strategy for Immunology and Ophthalmology, from May 2010 to December 2012 in South San Francisco. Prior to joining Genentech, Dr. Dallas worked at Novartis and Pfizer / Pharmacia in the United States and previously at Roche in Switzerland. Dr. Dallas holds an M.D. from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa and an M.B.A. from Ashridge Business School in the United Kingdom.

Oliver Fetzer

Dr. Oliver S. Fetzer, Ph.D., serves as Director of the Company. Dr. Fetzer serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Synthetic Genomics, Inc., a private synthetic biology company commercializing genomic technologies, since October 2014. Prior to Synthetic Genomics, Dr. Fetzer was President and Chief Executive Officer of Cerulean Pharma Inc., a pharmaceutical company that develops nanoparticle drug conjugate oncology therapeutics, from April 2009 to October 2014. Prior to Cerulean Pharma, Dr. Fetzer served in a variety of positions at Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc., including Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Research & Development, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Chief Business Officer, and Senior Vice President, Business Development. Dr. Fetzer began his career in 1993 in various positions of increasing responsibility at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), a global leading management consulting firm, including Consultant, Project Leader, Principal, Partner and Managing Director. Dr. Fetzer served on the boards of Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. from 2005 to 2015 and of Cerulean Pharma, Inc. from 2009 to 2014, and has served on the board of Tecan Group AG, a publicly traded provider of laboratory instruments and solutions in biopharmaceuticals, forensics and clinical diagnostics, since 2011. Dr. Fetzer received a B.S. in Biochemistry from the College of Charleston, a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the Medical University of South Carolina, and an M.B.A. from Carnegie Mellon University.

Harry Hixson

Dr. Harry F. Hixson Jr. Ph.D. is Director of the Company. He resigned from the position of Interim Chief Executive Officer, Interim Principal Financial Officer of the Company., effective 11 May 2016. He was Independent Director of Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Dr. Hixson has served as a member of our Board of Directors since September 2004. Dr. Hixson served as the Chairman of the board of directors of Sequenom, Inc., a genomics company, from January 2003 to March 2015, and served as its Chief Executive Officer from September 2009 to June 2014. Dr. Hixson served as Chief Executive Officer of BrainCells Inc., a drug discovery and development company, from 2004 to 2005; as Chief Executive Officer of Elitra Pharmaceuticals Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, from 1998 to 2003; and in various management positions with Amgen Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, from 1985 to 1991, most recently as President and Chief Operating Officer. Within the past five years, Dr. Hixson also served as a member of the board of directors of NovaBay Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, and Infinity Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company. Dr. Hixson holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University, an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. in Physical Biochemistry from Purdue University.

Garry Neil

Dr. Garry A. Neil, M.D., serves as Director of the Company. Dr. Neil serves as the Chief Scientific Officer of Aevi Genomic Medicine, a publicly held biotechnology company focused on translating genetic discoveries into novel therapies to improve the lives of children and adults with pediatric onset life altering diseases, since September 2013. Prior to joining Aevi Genomic Medicine, Dr. Neil was a Partner at Apple Tree Partners, a life science private equity firm, from September 2012 to September 2013, and held a number of senior positions in the pharmaceutical industry, including most recently Corporate VP of Science & Technology at Johnson & Johnson from November 2007 to August 2012. Prior to that, Dr. Neil served as Group President at Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research and Development, VP of R&D at Merck KGaA/EMD Pharmaceuticals, VP of Clinical Research at AstraZeneca and Astra Merck. Dr. Neil holds a B.S. from the University of Saskatchewan and an M.D. from the University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine. He completed postdoctoral clinical training in internal medicine and gastroenterology at the University of Toronto. Dr. Neil also completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Research Institute of Scripps Clinic. He serves on the board of GTx, Inc., a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company focused on cancer and other serious medical conditions. He is the Founding Chairman of TransCelerate Biopharma, Inc., a non-profit pharmaceuticals industry R&D consortium, and remains on its board. He also serves on the board of Reagan Udall Foundation and previously served on the board of Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and on the Science Management Review Board of the NIH. He is past Chairman of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers Association (PhRMA) Science and Regulatory Executive Committee and the PhRMA Foundation Board.

Scott Bice

Mr. Scott H. Bice is Independent Director of Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc., since December 16, 2003. He has been the Robert C. and Nanette T. Packard Professor at the University of Southern California Law School since 2000, where he served as Dean from 1980 to 2000. Mr. Bice has experience on several corporate boards, including Imagine Films, from 1992 to 1994; Western and Residence Mutual Insurance Companies, from 1996 to 2003; and Jenny Craig, from 1996 to 2002. Mr. Bice holds a B.S. in finance and a J.D. from the University of Southern California.

Phillip Schneider

Mr. Phillip M. Schneider is an Independent Director of Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc., since December 11, 2007. He has served as a member of our Board of Directors since December 2007. Mr. Schneider held various positions with IDEC Pharmaceuticals Corporation, a biopharmaceutical company, from 1987 to 2002, most recently as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to his association with IDEC, Mr. Schneider held various management positions at Syntex Pharmaceuticals Corporation and was previously with KPMG LLP. Mr. Schneider serves as a member of the board of directors of Pfenex Inc., a biopharmaceutical company. Within the past five years, Mr. Schneider also served as a member of the board of directors of Auspex Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, and Gen-Probe Incorporated, a medical diagnostics company. Mr. Schneider holds a B.S. in Biochemistry from the University of California, Davis and an M.B.A. from the University of Southern California.

Christine White

Dr. Christine Anna White M.D., is Lead Independent Director of Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. She has served as a member of our Board of Directors since August 2006, and served as its Lead Independent Director from November 2008 to June 2015. Dr. White served in various senior positions with Biogen Idec Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, from 1996 to 2005, most recently as Senior Vice President, Global Medical Affairs; as the Director of Clinical Oncology Research at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center in San Diego from 1994 to 1996; and on the clinical staff and in various positions in the Department of Medicine at Scripps Memorial Hospitals in La Jolla and Encinitas, California, from 1984 to 1994, most recently as Chairman, Department of Medicine. Dr. White serves as chairman of the board of directors of MEI Pharma, Inc., an oncology company. Dr. White holds a B.A. in Biology and an M.D. from the University of Chicago and is Board certified in both Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology.

Randall Woods

Mr. Randall E. Woods is Independent Director of Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc., since December 11, 2007. He has served as a member of our Board of Directors since December 2007. Mr. Woods has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Sophiris Bio Inc., a urology company, since August 2012, and as a member of its board of directors since October 2012. Mr. Woods served as the President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of Sequel Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a pharmaceutical company, from September 2007 to June 2011; as the President and Chief Executive Officer of NovaCardia, Inc., a pharmaceutical company that was acquired by Merck & Co., Inc., from April 2004 to September 2007; as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Corvas International, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, from 1996 to 2003; in various senior positions at Boehringer Mannheim’s US pharmaceutical operations, from 1993 to 1996, most recently as President; and before then served more than 20 years at Eli Lilly & Company in sales and marketing positions. Mr. Woods is the chairman emeritus of the advisory board of the University of California, San Diego’s Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center. Mr. Woods was the Chair of the board of directors of BIOCOM, a life science association representing member companies in Southern California, for 2009. Mr. Woods holds a B.S. in Biology and Chemistry from Ball State University and an M.B.A. from Western Michigan University.