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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

R. Douglas

80 1999 Independent Chairman of the Board

Vijay Samant

63 2014 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Anthony Ramos

48 2013 Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President - Finance

Mammen Mammen

51 2012 Vice President - Clinical Vaccines

Larry Smith

54 2006 Vice President - Vaccine Research

Thomas Shenk

2015 Director

Richard Beleson

61 2014 Independent Director

Gary Lyons

56 1997 Independent Director

Robert Merton

70 2002 Independent Director

George Morrow

64 2012 Independent Director

David Schull

IR Officer

Biographies

Name Description

R. Douglas

Dr. R. Gordon Douglas, M.D., is Independent Chairman of the Board of Vical Incorporated. He currently serves as chairman of the board of directors for NovaDigm Therapeutics Inc. Dr. Douglas also serves as a member of the board of directors of Protein Sciences Corporation. Dr. Douglas served on the board of directors of Middlebrook Pharmaceuticals Inc. from 2000 to 2010, Aeras from 2000 to 2014 and IOMAI Corporation from 2002 to 2008. Dr. Douglas consulted for the Dale and Betty Bumpers Vaccine Research Center at the National Institutes of Health from 1999 to 2011. He is currently Professor Emeritus of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Douglas retired in April 1999 from Merck & Co., Inc. (“Merck”), where he had been President of the Merck Vaccine Division since 1991 and a member of the Merck Management Committee. Prior to joining Merck, Dr. Douglas was Chairman of the Department of Medicine and Physician-in-Chief at the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, and he held earlier teaching, research and administrative posts at the University of Rochester Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and an M.D. degree from Cornell University Medical College. Dr. Douglas received his medical staff training at The New York Hospital and Johns Hopkins Hospital and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine, the Association of American Physicians, the Infectious Diseases Society of America and numerous other organizations.

Vijay Samant

Mr. Vijay B. Samant is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Vical Inc. Prior to joining us, he had 23 years of diverse U.S. and international sales, marketing, operations, and business development experience with Merck. From 1998 to 2000, he was Chief Operating Officer of the Merck Vaccine Division. From 1990 to 1998, he served in the Merck Manufacturing Division as Vice President of Vaccine Operations, Vice President of Business Affairs and Executive Director of Materials Management. Mr. Samant holds a master’s degree in management studies from the Sloan School of Management at MIT, a master’s degree in chemical engineering from Columbia University, and a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Bombay, University Department of Chemical Technology. Mr. Samant has been a member of the board of directors of Raptor Pharmaceutical Corporation since 2011, and was a member of the board of directors for BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. from 2002 to 2004. Mr. Samant was a Director of the Aeras Global TB Vaccine Foundation from 2001 to 2010, a member of the Board of Trustees for the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases from 2003 to 2012, and a member of the Board of Trustees for the International Vaccine Institute in Seoul, Korea from 2008 to 2012.

Anthony Ramos

Mr. Anthony A. Ramos is Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President - Finance of Vical Incorporated. Mr. Ramos held various positions at Copper Mountain Networks, Inc., a publicly held network communications company, most recently as Vice President of Finance with broad responsibilities in finance, accounting, treasury, risk management and corporate governance. From April 1996 until joining Copper Mountain Networks, Mr. Ramos was Accounting Manager at Viasat, Inc., a publicly held digital communications company, where he held accounting and financial reporting responsibilities. From January 1990 until joining Viasat, Mr. Ramos served as an audit manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, where his clients included life sciences, computer software and telecommunications companies as well as government contractors. Mr. Ramos received his bachelor’s degree in business administration and accounting from San Diego State University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Mammen Mammen

Dr. Mammen P. Mammen, Jr., M.D., is Vice President - Clinical Vaccines of Vical Inc., since November 2012. Prior to joining us, he served as Infectious Disease Consultant and Chief, Pandemic Warning Team, U.S. Department of Defense, Fort Detrick, Maryland. From 2006 to 2010, he served as the Army’s Product Manager for vaccines in Advanced Development against dengue, hepatitis E, and HIV viruses for the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, Fort Detrick, Maryland. As Chief, Department of Virology, the Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences, Thailand, from 2001 to 2006, Dr. Mammen managed a number of the Army’s FDA-regulated vaccine studies. Dr. Mammen received his M.D. degree from the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine and is Board-certified in Infectious Diseases. He has been elected as Fellow by the Infectious Disease Society of America and the American College of Physicians. He received his Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease clinical training from the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He earned a B.A. degree in mathematics from Williams College. Dr. Mammen has authored or co-authored nearly 50 scientific publications spanning multiple emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases.

Larry Smith

Dr. Larry R. Smith, Ph.D., is Vice President - Vaccine Research of Vical Inc. Prior to joining Vical, Dr. Smith was Director of Viral Vaccines Research at Wyeth Vaccines, where he oversaw the immunogenicity testing of various viral vaccines including a number of recombinant viral vectors. Prior to joining Wyeth in 1996, Dr. Smith was a Scientific Investigator at Immune Response, where he identified autoreactive T-cell targets in psoriasis and multiple sclerosis which led to the clinical testing of several therapeutic vaccine candidates. Dr. Smith received a B.S. degree in biology from Purdue University, a Ph.D. in microbiology and immunology from the University of Texas Medical Branch, and was a postdoctoral fellow in the Immunology Department at Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation.

Thomas Shenk

Dr. Thomas E. Shenk Ph.D. is Director of the Company. Dr. Shenk, currently the James A. Elkins Professor in the Life Sciences at Princeton University, is a pre-eminent virologist and leading expert on human cytomegalovirus. Dr. Shenk’s research has focused on gene functions and pathogenesis of adenovirus, a DNA tumor virus, and, more recently, human cytomegalovirus. His laboratory’s current areas of focus include the use of genetic and proteomic approaches for the dissection of cytomegalovirus gene functions and the cellular response to infection, as well as the development and analysis of models for study of viral latency. Dr. Shenk is a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is also a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the U.S. National Academy of Medicine. He is a past president of the American Society for Virology and the American Society for Microbiology, and he served on the board of directors of Merck & Company for 11 years. He currently serves on several boards, including the Forge Life Science, Kadmon Corporation and MeiraGTx.

Richard Beleson

Mr. Richard M. Beleson Independent Director of Vical Inc. He retired as a Senior Vice President with the Capital Group Companies in 2010, where from 1984 until his retirement, he served as an equity investment analyst and institutional investor focused on the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. Mr. Beleson also served as a Vice President of the Growth Fund of America, and during his career had investment responsibilities in the Investment Company of America, Washington Mutual Investors Fund, the Income Fund of America, Fundamental Investors, the AMCAP Fund, the New Perspective Fund, and the Smallcap World Fund. Mr. Beleson holds a B.S. degree in biological sciences from Stanford University and an M.B.A. degree in finance and accounting from the UCLA Graduate School of Management. He currently serves as a director of Spineview, Inc. and is on the advisory board of the UCLA Anderson School of Management Center for Global Management. In addition, Mr. Beleson serves on the board of trustees of the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco and the American Numismatics Society.

Gary Lyons

Mr. Gary A. Lyons is Independent Director of Vical Incorporated since March 1998. He held various positions with Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, for 16 years through January 2008, including President and Chief Executive Officer. From 1983 to 1993, Mr. Lyons held various executive positions at Genentech, Inc., a biotechnology company, including Vice President of Business Development, Vice President of Sales, and Director of Sales and Marketing. Mr. Lyons presently serves as a member of the board of directors of Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc., Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Inc., KaloBios Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Retrophin, Inc. and Cytori Therapeutics. In addition, Mr. Lyons served previously on the board of directors of PDL BioPharma, Facet Biotech Corporation, Poniard Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and NeurogesX, Inc. Mr. Lyons holds a bachelor’s degree in marine biology from the University of New Hampshire and an M.B.A. degree from Northwestern University, JL Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

Robert Merton

Dr. Robert C. Merton, Ph.D., is Independent Director of Vical Incorporated since March 2002. He is currently the School of Management Distinguished Professor of Finance at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He is also University Professor Emeritus at Harvard University and the Resident Scientist at Dimensional Holdings, Inc. Dr. Merton was the George Fisher Baker Professor of Business Administration from 1988 to 1998 and the John and Natty McArthur University Professor from 1998 to 2010 at the Harvard Business School. He previously served on the finance faculty of the MIT Sloan School of Management from 1970 until 1988. Dr. Merton received the Alfred Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 1997 for a new method to determine the value of derivatives. He is a past President of the American Finance Association, a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Until September 2008, Dr. Merton was a director and the Chief Science Officer of Trinsum, created in 2007 by a merger of Marakon Associates and Integrated Finance Limited, a specialized investment bank he co-founded in 2002. Dr. Merton served as a director of Community First Financial Group and Peninsula Banking Group from 2003 to 2010. He serves on advisory boards of several companies and institutions. Some of Dr. Merton’s other financial and accounting experience includes serving as a Senior Advisor to and Managing Director of JP Morgan Chase & Co. from 1999 to 2001, and a cofounder and principal of Long-Term Capital Management, L.P. He has received numerous academic awards and has lectured widely. Dr. Merton holds a B.S. degree in engineering mathematics from Columbia University, an M.S. degree in applied mathematics from the California Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. degree in economics from MIT. In addition, Dr. Merton holds numerous honorary degrees.

George Morrow

Mr. George J. Morrow is Independent Director of Vical Inc., effective 16 October 2012. He served as Executive Vice President, Global Commercial Operations at Amgen Inc., a global biotechnology company, from 2003 until his retirement in 2011. Mr. Morrow also served as Amgen’s Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing from 2001 to 2003. From 1992 to 2001, Mr. Morrow held multiple leadership positions at GlaxoSmithKline Inc. and its subsidiaries, last serving as President and Chief Executive Officer of Glaxo Wellcome Inc. Mr. Morrow currently serves on the board of directors of Align Technology, Inc. Mr. Morrow has served previously on boards for Glaxo Wellcome, Inc., Human Genome Sciences, Inc., Safeway, Inc., the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, National Commerce Bank, and the Duke University Fuqua School of Business. Mr. Morrow holds a B.S. in chemistry from Southampton College, Long Island University, an M.S. in biochemistry from Bryn Mawr College and an M.B.A. from Duke University.

David Schull

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