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Antares Pharma Inc (ATRS.O)

ATRS.O on Consolidated Issue listed on NASDAQ Capital Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Leonard Jacob

66 2008 Independent Chairman of the Board

Robert Apple

48 2016 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Fred Powell

50 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Principal Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer

Peter Graham

48 2015 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Human Resources, Chief Compliance Officer

Thomas Garrity

66 2003 Independent Director

Jacques Gonella

73 2008 Independent Director

Anton Gueth

58 2003 Independent Director

Robert Roche

59 2013 Independent Director

Marvin Samson

74 2013 Independent Director

Jack Howarth

IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Leonard Jacob

Dr. Leonard S. Jacob M.D., Ph.D., is an Independent Chairman of the Board of Antares Pharma Inc since October 2008. Dr. Jacob joined the Board of Directors in January 2007 and is the Chairman of our Governance and Nominating Committee and is a member of our Compensation Committee. In 2006, Dr. Jacob was named Chairman of the Board of Bradley Pharmaceuticals which was subsequently acquired by Nycomed. He founded InKine Pharmaceutical Company Inc. in 1997 and served as Chairman and CEO from its founding until the company was acquired by Salix Pharmaceuticals in 2005. In 1989, Dr. Jacob co-founded Maganin Pharmaceuticals and served as its Chief Operating Officer until 1996. From 1980 to 1989, Dr. Jacob served in a variety of executive roles including Worldwide Vice President of SmithKline & French Labs (now Glaxo-SmithKline) and as a member of their Corporate Management Committee. He earned a Ph.D. in pharmacology from Temple University School of Medicine and an M.D. from the Medical College of Pennsylvania (Drexel University College of Medicine). Dr. Jacob currently serves as Chairman of Life Science Advisors, a consulting group to the healthcare industry. He also serves on the Board of Directors of QuiqMeds, a private digital drug dispensing company, the Board of Overseers for Temple University School of Medicine, the Board of Trustees of the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.

Robert Apple

Mr. Robert F. Apple CPA., is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Mr. Apple joined the Company in February 2006 as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and was promoted to Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer in September 2014. Prior to joining Antares Pharma, Mr. Apple was employed by InKine Pharmaceutical Company, Inc. from 1997 to 2005 where he served initially as the Chief Financial Officer before his promotion to the role of Chief Operating and Financial Officer. Mr. Apple was previously employed by Arthur Anderson & Company LLP. and he is a Certified Public Accountant.

Fred Powell

Mr. Fred M. Powell has been appointed as the Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Principal Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer of the Company. Most recently, Mr. Powell served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Celator Pharmaceuticals, which was a publicly-held biopharmaceutical company engaged in the development of a portfolio of cancer therapies.   At Celator, he was responsible for the Company’s accounting, corporate finance and financial planning functions and played an integral role in the sale of Celator to Jazz Pharmaceuticals for over $1.5 billion.  Prior to joining Celator, Mr. Powell was the chief financial officer of OraPharma, Inc. where he helped develop and grow the specialty healthcare company with annual sales of approximately $100 million until its acquisition by Valeant Pharmaceuticals in June, 2012.  Mr. Powell was also chief financial officer of BMP Sunstone Corporation, a publicly traded U.S. specialty pharmaceutical company with annual sales in excess of $150 million, where he helped guide rapid double-digit growth and its eventual sale to Sanofi-Aventis for $520 million.   He also held senior finance and administration positions at Eximias Pharmaceutical Corporation, Innaphase Corporation and ERT.  Mr. Powell began his career with KPMG Peat Marwick and is a graduate of Penn State University.

Peter Graham

Mr. Peter J. Graham Esq., is Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Human Resources, Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary of the Company. Mr. Graham was most recently Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Global Human Resources of Delcath Systems, Inc., where he directed the global legal, compliance and human resource functions. Prior to Delcath, Mr. Graham was Vice President, General Counsel and a member of the Executive Committee of ACIST Medical Systems, Inc., a global company specializing in diagnostic and therapeutic medical devices for cardiology and radiology. There, he led the corporate accounts and global legal affairs of the company, playing a significant role in helping to expand the company’s corporate contract business and international distribution network and the $80 million acquisition of HLT, Inc. Prior to that, Mr. Graham spent 11 years at E-Z-EM, Inc., a global medical device and pharmaceutical company specializing in CT and MR imaging solutions. During his tenure at E-Z-EM, Mr. Graham held various senior management positions serving as its Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, Global Human Resources and Secretary from 2005 until 2008. Mr. Graham played a key role in the sale of E-Z-EM in 2008 leading and coordinating the legal and investment banking activities associated with the sale. He also managed the legal affairs of AngioDynamics, Inc., then a wholly owned subsidiary of E-Z-EM from 1997 until its initial public offering and tax free spin off in 2004. Mr. Graham was on the Board of Directors of AngioDynamics from 2006 to 2007, and was instrumental in the company’s successful $75 million follow-on offering, and its acquisition of Rita Medical Systems, Inc. for $220 million during that time frame. Before his time with E-Z-EM, Mr. Graham was an associate at Segal and Lax, P.C. He earned his J.D. at Yeshiva University’s Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 1995, and his B.A. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Thomas Garrity

Mr. Thomas J. Garrity is an Independent Director of Antares Pharma Inc. He was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for PCS Health Systems, a provider of managed pharmaceutical care, from 1994 to 2000. Prior to that, Mr. Garrity held various positions at Eli Lilly and Company, including Director of Public Policy Planning and Development; Director of Corporate Financial Planning; and other international, marketing and financial positions. Mr. Garrity holds a B.S. degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in aerospace engineering and an MBA in finance from the University of Chicago. Since 2002 he has served as a private investor and consultant.

Jacques Gonella

Dr. Jacques Gonella Ph.D., is an Independent Director of Antares Pharma Inc. Dr. Gonella was Chairman of the Board of Directors from January 2001 to October 2008. He served as a member of our Governance and Nominating Committee until February 2015. Dr. Gonella was the founder of Permatec (a Swiss company that was merged with Medi-Ject, Inc. to form Antares Pharma, Inc.) and had served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Permatec since its founding in June 1997. Prior to founding Permatec, Dr. Gonella founded JAGO Pharma AG in 1983 and served as its President and Chief Executive Officer until its acquisition in May 1996 by SkyePharma, PLC, a United Kingdom company listed on the London Stock Exchange and quoted on NASDAQ. Prior to the founding of JAGO, Dr. Gonella occupied various positions with F. Hoffman-La Roche Ltd. and Pfizer Inc. He previously served as a member of the Board of Directors of Protherics PLC, London and he currently serves on the Board of Directors of several private companies. He is a private investor and since 1997 has served as proprietor of JG Consulting AG, Switzerland. Dr. Gonella holds a doctorate in analytical chemistry from the Polytechnic Institute of Lausanne, Switzerland. .

Anton Gueth

Mr. Anton G. Gueth is an Independent Director of Antares Pharma Inc. Since 2003 Mr. Gueth has served as President of Gueth Consulting LLC, which focuses on business development and alliance management in the pharmaceutical industry. He was previously a Managing Director of Burrill Securities, a merchant bank specialized in the health care field, and since 2014 has been serving as Managing Director of EVOLUTION Life Science Partners, an advisory firm specialized on investment banking activities in the healthcare sector. Mr. Gueth was a member of the board of Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. for the period July 2012 to June 2013. His career includes nearly 19 years with Eli Lilly and Company (“Lilly”), most recently as director of Alliance Management. He also served as General Manager of Lilly’s African and Middle Eastern operations; Vice President of Financial Planning and Treasury of PCS Health Systems; Managing Director of Lilly’s Saudi Arabia, Gulf and Yemen operations, as well as other sales, marketing and financial positions. Mr. Gueth earned a Masters Degree in agricultural economics from the Justus Liebig University in Giessen, Germany, as well as a Masters Degree in public affairs from Indiana University. He is a director of the American Liver Foundation, Northern California Chapter.

Robert Roche

Mr. Robert P. Roche, Jr., is Independent Director of Antares Pharma Inc. He is the founding member of Robert Roche Associates LLC, a consulting firm providing guidance to the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. He created this firm upon his retirement from Cephalon Inc. in February 2010. He joined Cephalon in January 1995 as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing and was named Executive Vice President, Worldwide Pharmaceutical Operations of Cephalon in 2005. Before joining Cephalon, Mr. Roche served as Director and Vice President, Worldwide Strategic Product Development, for SmithKline Beecham’s central nervous system and gastrointestinal products business. He also was managing director of SmithKline’s pharmaceutical operations in the Philippines. Prior to that, he held senior marketing positions in Canada and Spain and had product planning responsibilities for SmithKline in Latin America. Mr. Roche began his pharmaceutical career in 1982 with SmithKline & French as a U.S. pharmaceutical sales representative. Mr. Roche is a member of the Board of Directors of Aratana Therapeutics, Inc. of Kansas City, Kansas, a publicly traded pet therapeutics company focused on licensing, developing and commercializing innovative biopharmaceutical products for companion animals. He formerly served as a Director of LifeCell Inc. until its acquisition in 2008, EKR Therapeutics until its acquisition in 2012, Civitas Therapeutics, Inc. until its acquisition in 2014, and NuPathe Inc. until its acquisition in 2014. He also serves on the Boards of Bryn Mawr Hospital and Westtown School. He is a graduate of Colgate University and earned an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Marvin Samson

Mr. Marvin Samson is the Independent Director of Antares Pharma, Inc., with effect from May 23, 2013. Mr. Samson is an expert in injectable manufacturing and delivery systems. He was formerly Group Vice President - Worldwide Injectables of Teva, previously having served as CEO and a member of the Board of Directors of Sicor. He was a founder and CEO of Elkins-Sinn, Inc. (now a division of Hikma) and Marsam Pharmaceuticals. He is the founder and CEO of Samson Medical Technologies, a privately held company providing hospital and alternate site pharmacists with injectable drug delivery systems and programs. Mr. Samson is Chairman of The University of Sciences Board of Trustees and serves on the Board of Directors of Flynn Pharma. Mr. Samson served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of JHP Pharma until February 2014 and as Chairman of the Board and CEO of Qualitest Pharmaceuticals prior to its purchase by Endo Pharmaceuticals in late 2010. Mr. Samson was a Director of Emcure Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. and was formerly a Director of Baxa Corporation where he served on the audit and compensation committees. Mr. Samson is also a Trustee of three non-profit organizations, Virtua Health, The Franklin Institute and Cooper Medical School of Rowan University. Mr. Samson is the holder of five U.S. patents pertaining to pharmaceutical manufacturing. Mr. Samson graduated from Temple University with a B.S. in Chemistry.

Jack Howarth

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