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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Stelios Papadopoulos

67 2014 Independent Chairman of the Board

Michel Vounatsos

55 2017 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Paul Clancy

54 2007 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President - Finance

Kenneth Di Pietro

57 2012 Executive Vice President - Human Resources

Susan Alexander

60 2011 Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary

Michael Ehlers

2016 Executive Vice President of Research and Development

Steven Holtzman

63 2011 Executive Vice President - Corporate Development

Adriana Karaboutis

53 2014 Executive Vice President - Technology , Business Solutions and Corporate Affairs

Adam Koppel

46 2015 Executive Vice President - Strategy and Business Development

Paul McKenzie

2016 Executive Vice President - Pharmaceutical Operations & Technology

Alfred Sandrock

58 2015 Executive Vice President - Neurology Discovery and Development and Chief Medical Officer

Spyros Artavanis-Tsakonas

69 2013 Senior Vice President, Chief Scientific Officer

Gregory Covino

50 2012 Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President - Finance

Alexander Denner

46 2009 Independent Director

Caroline Dorsa

57 2010 Independent Director

Nancy Leaming

68 2008 Independent Director

Richard Mulligan

61 2009 Independent Director

Robert Pangia

65 1997 Independent Director

Brian Posner

54 2008 Independent Director

Eric Rowinsky

59 2010 Independent Director

Lynn Schenk

71 1995 Independent Director

Stephen Sherwin

67 2010 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Stelios Papadopoulos

Dr. Stelios B. Papadopoulos, Ph.D., is the Independent Chairman of the Board of Biogen Idec Inc., since June 2014. Dr. Papadopoulos is the Chairman of Exelixis, Inc., a drug discovery and development company that he co-founded in 1994. Previously, he was an investment banker with Cowen & Co., LLC, a financial services company, focusing on the biotechnology and pharmaceutical sectors, from 2000 until his retirement as Vice Chairman in August 2006. Prior to joining Cowen & Co., Dr. Papadopoulos served for 13 years as an investment banker at PaineWebber, Inc., a financial services company, where he was most recently Chairman of PaineWebber Development Corp., a PaineWebber subsidiary focusing on biotechnology. Dr. Papadopoulos is a member of the boards of directors of BG Medicine, Inc. and Regulus Therapeutics, Inc., both life sciences companies. During the past five years, Dr. Papadopoulos has also served as a director of Anadys Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company.

Michel Vounatsos

Mr. Michel Vounatsos is appointed as Chief Executive Officer, Director of the company effective January 6, 2017. has been Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of Biogen since April 2016. Prior to joining Biogen, Mr. Vounatsos served for 20 years at Merck, most recently as President, Primary Care, Customer Business Line. Prior to this role, he held leadership positions at Merck of increasing responsibility in Europe, China, and the U.S. Mr. Vounatsos attended the Universite Victor Segalen, Bordeaux II, in France, receiving his C.S.C.T. certificate in Medicine. He received his M.B.A. from the HEC School of Management in Paris.

Paul Clancy

Mr. Paul J. Clancy is the Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President - Finance of Biogen Inc., since August 2007. Mr. Clancy has served as our Executive Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer since August 2007. Mr. Clancy joined Biogen, Inc. in 2001 and has held several senior executive positions with us, including Vice President of Business Planning, Portfolio Management and U.S. Marketing, and Senior Vice President of Finance with responsibilities for leading the Treasury, Tax, Investor Relations and Business Planning groups. Prior to that, he spent 13 years at PepsiCo, a food and beverage company, serving in a range of financial and general management positions. He received his B.S. in Finance from Babson College and M.B.A. from Columbia University,

Kenneth Di Pietro

Mr. Kenneth A. Di Pietro is Executive Vice President - Human Resources of Biogen Inc., since January 2012. Mr. DiPietro has served as our Executive Vice President, Human Resources since January 2012. Mr. DiPietro joined Biogen from Lenovo Group, a technology company, where he served as Senior Vice President, Human Resources from 2005 to June 2011. From 2003 to 2005, he served as Corporate Vice President, Human Resources at Microsoft Corporation, a technology company. From 1999 to 2002, Mr. DiPietro worked as Vice President, Human Resources at Dell Inc., a technology company. Prior to that, he spent 17 years at PepsiCo, a food and beverage company, serving in a range of human resource and general management positions. He received his B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University,

Susan Alexander

Ms. Susan H. Alexander, Esq., is the Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary of Biogen Inc., since December 2011. Ms. Alexander has served as our Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary since December 2011. Prior to that, from 2006 to December 2011, Ms. Alexander served as our Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. From 2003 to January 2006, Ms. Alexander served as the Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of PAREXEL International Corporation, a biopharmaceutical services company. From 2001 to 2003, Ms. Alexander served as General Counsel of IONA Technologies, a software company. From 1995 to 2001, Ms. Alexander served as Counsel at Cabot Corporation, a specialty chemicals and performance materials company. Prior to that, Ms. Alexander was a partner at the law firms of Hinckley, Allen & Snyder and Fine & Ambrogne. She received her B.A from Wellesley College and J.D from Boston University School of Law,

Michael Ehlers

Dr. Michael Ehlers, M.D., Ph.D. is Executive Vice President of Research and Development of the company. He joins Biogen from Pfizer, where he served as group senior vice president for BioTherapeutics R&D and chief scientific officer for the company's Neuroscience and Pain Research Unit. Dr. Ehlers led Pfizer's Cambridge and Boston research sites and was responsible for a network of collaborations with major academic and government institutions. Prior to joining Pfizer in 2010, Dr. Ehlers was the George Barth Geller Professor of Neurobiology and an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at Duke University Medical Center, where he pioneered studies on neuronal organelles and the trafficking of neurotransmitter receptors. He holds M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and has authored more than 100 scientific papers.

Steven Holtzman

Mr. Steven H. Holtzman is Executive Vice President - Corporate Development of Biogen Inc., since January 2011. Mr. Holtzman has served as our Executive Vice President, Corporate Development since January 2011. Prior to that, Mr. Holtzman was a founder of Infinity Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a drug discovery and development company, where he served as Chair of the Board of Directors from company inception in 2001 to November 2012, Executive Chair of the Board of Directors in 2010 and as Chief Executive Officer from 2001 to December 2009. From 1994 to 2001, Mr. Holtzman was Chief Business Officer at Millennium Pharmaceuticals Inc., a biopharmaceutical company. From 1986 to 1994, he was a founder, member of the Board of Directors and Executive Vice President of DNX Corporation, a biotechnology company. From 1996 to 2001, Mr. Holtzman served as presidential appointee to the national Bioethics Advisory Commission. He received his B.A in Michigan State University and B.Phil. graduate degree, which he attended as a Rhodes Scholar in Oxford University.

Adriana Karaboutis

Ms. Adriana Karaboutis is Executive Vice President - Technology, Business Solutions and Corporate Affairs of Biogen Inc., since September 2014. Ms. Karaboutis has served as our Executive Vice President, Technology, Business Solutions and Corporate Affairs since December 2015 and prior to that served as our Executive Vice President, Technology and Business Solutions since joining Biogen in September 2014. Prior to that, Ms. Karaboutis was Vice President and Global Chief Information Officer of Dell, Inc., where she was responsible for leading a global IT organization focused on powering Dell as an end-to-end technology solutions provider. Prior to joining Dell in 2010, Ms. Karaboutis spent over 20 years at General Motors and Ford Motor Company in various international leadership positions including computer-integrated manufacturing, supply chain operations, and information technology. She received her B.S. in Computer Science in Wayne State University,

Adam Koppel

Dr. Adam M. Koppel, M.D. Ph.D. is Executive Vice President - Strategy and Business Development of the Company . He was Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of the Company . Dr. Koppel has served as our Executive Vice President, Strategy and Business Development since November 2015. Prior to that, Dr. Koppel served as our Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer from May 2014 to October 2015, responsible for leading corporate strategy and portfolio management. Prior to joining us, Dr. Koppel served as a Managing Director of Brookside Capital, the public-equity affiliate of Bain Capital, since November 2003. Prior to Brookside Capital, he served as Associate Principal with McKinsey & Company, where he consulted to companies in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. He received his B.A. degree in Harvard University, M.B.A. from Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania , M.D. and Ph.D. from University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

Paul McKenzie

Dr. Paul McKenzie, Ph.D. has been appointed as Executive Vice President - Pharmaceutical Operations & Technology of the Company. Dr. McKenzie joined Biogen in February from Johnson & Johnson, where he held a variety of leadership roles, most recently as vice president of R&D for J&J's Ethicon business. Prior to that role, Dr. McKenzie led the manufacturing and technical operations team responsible for internal and external manufacturing of Janssen's pharmaceutical portfolio. He also ran Global Development for Janssen R&D, helping to manage pipeline activities from discovery through clinical development and commercialization. Dr. McKenzie also held various R&D and manufacturing positions at Bristol-Myers Squibb and Merck. Dr. McKenzie graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and received his doctorate in chemical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.

Alfred Sandrock

Dr. Alfred W. Sandrock, Jr. M.D. Ph.D. is Executive Vice President - Neurology Discovery and Development and Chief Medical Officer of Biogen Inc. Dr. Sandrock has served as our Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President of Neurology Discovery and Development since November 2015. Prior to that, Dr. Sandrock served as our Chief Medical Officer and Group Senior Vice President from May 2013 to October 2015, and as our Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President of Development Sciences from February 2012 to April 2013. Prior to that, Dr. Sandrock held several senior executive positions since joining us in 1998, including Senior Vice President of Neurology Research and Development and Vice President of Clinical Development, Neurology. He received his B.A. in Human Biology from Stanford University, M.D. from Harvard Medical School, Ph.D. in Neurobiology from Harvard University and internship in Medicine, residency and chief residency in Neurology, and clinical fellowship in Neuromuscular Disease and Clinical Neurophysiology (electromyography) Massachusetts General Hospital,

Spyros Artavanis-Tsakonas

Dr. Spyros Artavanis-Tsakonas, Ph.D., is the Senior Vice President, Chief Scientific Officer of Biogen Inc. Dr. Artavanis-Tsakonas has served as our Senior Vice President, Chief Scientific Officer since May 2013. Prior to that, Dr. Artavanis-Tsakonas served as our interim Chief Scientific Officer while on sabbatical from Harvard Medical School from March 2012 to May 2013. Dr. Artavanis-Tsakonas has been a Professor of Cell Biology at the Harvard Medical School since 1999. From 1999 through 2012, he was Professor, Collège de France, serving as Chair of Biology and Genetics of Development, and from 1999 to 2007, he was also the K.J. Isselbacher- P. Schwartz Professor at the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center and Director of Developmental Biology and Cancer at the Harvard Medical School. Dr. Artavanis-Tsakonas is the scientific co-founder of Exelixis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a drug discovery and development company, Cellzome, a drug discovery and development company, and Anadys Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company. He received his M.Sc. in Chemistry from Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from University of Cambridge, England and postdoctoral research from Biozentrum, University of Basel and Stanford University,

Gregory Covino

Mr. Gregory F. Covino is Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President - Finance of Biogen Inc., since April 2012. Mr. Covino has served as our Vice President, Finance and Chief Accounting Officer since April 2012. Prior to that, Mr. Covino served at Boston Scientific Corporation, a medical device company, as Vice President, Corporate Analysis and Control since March 2010, having responsibility for the company's internal audit function, and as Vice President, Finance, International from February 2008 to March 2010, having responsibility for the financial activities of the company's international division. Prior to that, Mr. Covino held several finance positions at Hubbell Incorporated, an electrical products company, including Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Controller from 2002 to January 2008, Interim Chief Financial Officer from 2004 to 2005, and Director, Corporate Accounting from 1999 to 2002. He received his B.S. in Business Administration from Bryant University.

Alexander Denner

Dr. Alexander J. Denner, Ph.D., is the Independent Director of Biogen Idec Inc., since June 2009. Dr. Denner is a founding partner and Chief Investment Officer of Sarissa Capital Management LP, a registered investment advisor formed in 2012. Sarissa Capital focuses on improving the strategies of companies to better provide shareholder value. From 2006 to 2011, Dr. Denner served as a Senior Managing Director at Icahn Capital, an entity through which Carl C. Icahn conducts his investment activities. Prior to that, he served as a portfolio manager at Viking Global Investors, a private investment fund, and Morgan Stanley Investment Management, a global asset management firm. Dr. Denner is also a director of VIVUS Inc. and Ariad Pharmaceuticals, Inc., both biopharmaceutical companies. During the past five years, Dr. Denner has also served as a director of the following healthcare companies: Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Mast Therapeutics, Inc. (formerly Adventrx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.), Enzon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and ImClone Systems Incorporated, where he also served as Chairman of the Executive Committee.

Caroline Dorsa

Ms. Caroline D. Dorsa is the Independent Director of Biogen Idec Inc., since January 2010. Ms. Dorsa has been the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated, a diversified energy company, since April 2009 and served on its board of directors from 2003 to April 2009. From February 2008 to April 2009, she served as Senior Vice President, Global Human Health, Strategy and Integration at Merck & Co., Inc., a pharmaceutical company. From November 2007 to January 2008, Ms. Dorsa served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Gilead Sciences, Inc., a life sciences company. From February 2007 to November 2007, she served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Avaya, Inc., a telecommunications company. From 1987 to January 2007, Ms. Dorsa held various financial and operational positions at Merck & Co., Inc., including Vice President and Treasurer, Executive Director of U.S. Customer Marketing and Executive Director of U.S. Pricing and Strategic Planning.

Nancy Leaming

Ms. Nancy L. Leaming is the Independent Director of Biogen Idec Inc., since January 2008. Ms. Leaming has been an independent consultant since 2005. From 2003 to 2005, she served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Tufts Health Plan, a provider of healthcare insurance. From 1986 to 2003, Ms. Leaming served in several executive positions at Tufts Health Plan, including President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Leaming is a member of the boards of directors of Hologic, Inc., a provider of diagnostic and surgical products, and Edgewater Technology, Inc., a technology management consulting firm.

Richard Mulligan

Prof. Dr. Richard C. Mulligan, Ph.D., is the Independent Director of Biogen Idec Inc., since June 2009. Dr. Mulligan is a founding partner of Sarissa Capital Management LP, a registered investment advisor formed in 2012. Sarissa Capital focuses on improving the strategies of companies to better provide shareholder value. In 2013, Dr. Mulligan became the Mallinckrodt Professor of Genetics, Emeritus, at Harvard Medical School, after serving as the Mallinckrodt Professor of Genetics and Director of the Harvard Gene Therapy Initiative since 1996. Prior to that, he was Professor of Molecular Biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a member of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, and the Chief Scientific Officer of Somatix Therapy Corporation, a drug discovery and development company that he founded. Dr. Mulligan was named a MacArthur Foundation Fellow in 1981. During the past five years, Dr. Mulligan has served as a director of Cellectis SA, Enzon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and ImClone Systems Incorporated, all healthcare companies.

Robert Pangia

Mr. Robert W. Pangia is the Independent Director of Biogen Idec Inc., since September 1997. Mr. Pangia has been the Chief Executive Officer of Ivy Sports Medicine, LLC, a medical device company, since July 2011. He has also been a partner in Ivy Capital Partners, LLC, the general partner of Ivy Healthcare Capital, L.P., a private equity fund specializing in healthcare investments, since 2003. From October 2007 to October 2009, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of Highlands Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company. From 1996 to 2003, Mr. Pangia was self-employed as an investment banker. From 1987 to 1996, he held various senior management positions at PaineWebber, a financial services company, including Executive Vice President and Director of Investment Banking for PaineWebber Incorporated of New York, member of the board of directors of PaineWebber, Inc., Chairman of PaineWebber Properties, Inc., and member of several of PaineWebber’s executive and operating committees.During the past five years, Mr. Pangia has served as a director of McAfee, Inc., a security technology company.

Brian Posner

Mr. Brian S. Posner is the Independent Director of Biogen Idec Inc., since July 2008. Mr. Posner has been a private investor since March 2008 and is the President of Point Rider Group LLC, a consulting and advisory services firm within the financial services industry. From 2005 to March 2008, Mr. Posner served as the President, Chief Executive Officer and co-Chief Investment Officer of ClearBridge Advisors LLC, an asset management company and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Legg Mason. Prior to that, Mr. Posner co-founded Hygrove Partners LLC, a private investment fund, in 2000 and served as its Managing Partner for five years. He served as a portfolio manager and an analyst at Fidelity Investments, a financial services company, from 1987 to 1996 and, from 1997 to 1999, at Warburg Pincus Asset Management/Credit Suisse Asset Management where he also served as co-Chief Investment Officer and Director of Research. Mr. Posner is a member of the boards of directors of Arch Capital Group Ltd., an insurance company, BG Medicine, Inc., a life sciences company, and is a member of the board of trustees of AQR Mutual Funds, an investment fund. During the past five years, Mr. Posner has also served as a director of Anadys Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, and as a trustee of RiverPark Funds, an investment fund.

Eric Rowinsky

Dr. Eric K. Rowinsky, M.D., is the Independent Director of Biogen Idec Inc., since March 2010. Dr. Rowinsky has been the Head of Research and Development and Chief Medical Officer of Stemline Therapeutics, Inc., a biotechnology company focusing on the discovery and development of therapeutics targeting cancer stem cells, since January 2012. Dr. Rowinsky is also an Adjunct Professor of Medicine at New York University and has been an independent consultant since January 2010. Prior to that, he was the Chief Medical Officer of Primrose Therapeutics, Inc., a start-up biotechnology company focusing on the development of therapeutics for polycystic kidney disease, from August 2010 until its acquisition in September 2011. From 2005 to December 2009, he served as the Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President of ImClone Systems Incorporated, a life sciences company. From 1996 to 2004, Dr. Rowinsky held several positions at the Cancer Therapy & Research Center’s Institute for Drug Development, including Director of the Institute and Director of Clinical Research. During that time, he held the SBC Endowed Chair for Early Drug Development and Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. From 1988 to 1996, Dr. Rowinsky was an Associate Professor of Oncology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and on the staff of the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Rowinsky is a member of the boards of directors of Coronado Biosciences, Inc. and Navidea Biopharmaceuticals, Inc., both life sciences companies. During the past five years, Dr. Rowinsky has also served as a director of Mast Therapeutics, Inc. (formerly Adventrx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.) and Tapestry Pharmaceuticals, Inc., both life sciences companies.

Lynn Schenk

Ms. Lynn Schenk, J.D., is Independent Director of Biogen Idec Inc., since May 1995. Ms. Schenk is an attorney and consultant in private practice with extensive public policy and business experience. She is also a trustee of the Scripps Research Institute, a director of the California High Speed Rail Authority Board and a trustee of the University of California, San Diego Foundation. From 1999 to 2003, she served as Chief of Staff to the Governor of California, during which time she led the effort to create the Institutes for Science and Innovation at the University of California. From 1993 to 1995, Ms. Schenk was a Member of the United States House of Representatives, representing San Diego, California and served on the House Energy & Commerce Committee with a special emphasis on biotechnology. From 1980 to 1983, she was the California Secretary of Business, Transportation and Housing during which she formed the California Commission on Industrial Innovation. During the California energy crisis and post-9/11/2001, Ms. Schenk headed the risk management team for the State of California’s Executive Branch. Ms. Schenk is a member of the board of directors of Sempra Energy, an energy services and development company, and serves on both the Audit and Environmental Health, Safety and Technology committees of Sempra Energy.

Stephen Sherwin

Dr. Stephen A. Sherwin, M.D., is the Independent Director of Biogen Idec Inc., since March 2010. Dr. Sherwin currently divides his time between advisory work in the life science industry and patient care and teaching in his specialty of medical oncology. He is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and a volunteer Attending Physician in Hematology-Oncology at San Francisco General Hospital. Dr. Sherwin previously served as the Chairman of Ceregene, Inc., a life sciences company that he co-founded, from 2001 until its acquisition by Sangamo Biosciences, Inc. in 2013. He was also a co-founder and chairman of Abgenix, Inc., an antibody company which was acquired by Amgen Inc. in 2006. From 1990 to October 2009, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of Cell Genesys, Inc., a life sciences company, and was its Chairman from 1994 until the company’s merger with BioSante Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in October 2009. Prior to that, he held various positions at Genentech, Inc., a life sciences company, most recently as Vice President, Clinical Research. Dr. Sherwin is board certified in internal medicine and medical oncology and currently serves as a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Sherwin is a member of the boards of directors of Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc., Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Verastem, Inc. and Vical Inc., all of which are clinical-stage life science companies. He is also Chairman Emeritus of the Biotechnology Industry Organization. During the past five years, Dr. Sherwin also served as a director of BioSante Pharmaceuticals until its merger with ANI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in September 2013.