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VIVUS Inc (VVUS.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

David Norton

64 2013 Chairman of the Board and Director

Seth Fischer

60 2014 Chief Executive Officer, Chief Commercial Officer, Director

Mark Oki

46 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer

John Slebir

49 2014 Senior Vice President - Business Development, General Counsel, Secretary

Guy Marsh

61 2000 Vice President - U.S. Operations, General Manager

Johann Noor Mohamed

43 2015 Vice President, Corporate Controller

Wesley Day

51 2005 Vice President - Clinical Development

Santosh Varghese

44 2013 Vice President-Medical & Regulatory Affairs, Pharmacovigilance, and QA

Herman Rosenman

67 2013 Director

Jorge Plutzky

56 2013 Independent Director

Eric Roberts

51 2015 Independent Director

Allan Shaw

52 2015 Independent Director

Mayuran Sriskandarajah

35 2015 Independent Director

Brian Korb

IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

David Norton

Mr. David York Norton is Chairman of the Board and Director of Vivus, Inc., since July 19, 2013. Until his retirement in September 2011, Mr. Norton was Company Group Chairman, Global Pharmaceuticals for Johnson & Johnson, a multi-national company that manufactures pharmaceutical, diagnostic, therapeutic, surgical and biotechnology products. In this position he was responsible for leading and developing the strategic growth agenda, including the strategy for licensing, acquisitions and divestments, and ensuring alignment with its global strategic functions, research and development and commercial organizations.From February 2012 until July 2012, he served as Interim CEO of Savient Pharmaceuticals Inc., a pharmaceutical company that filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in October 2013. Until hisretirement in September 2011, Mr. Norton was Company Group Chairman, Global Pharmaceuticals for Johnson & Johnson, a multi-national company that manufactures pharmaceutical, diagnostic, therapeutic, surgical and biotechnology products. In this position he was responsible for leading and developing the strategic growth agenda, including the strategy for licensing, acquisitions and divestments, and ensuring alignment with its global strategic functions, research and development and commercial organizations. Mr. Norton began his Johnson & Johnson career in 1979, and held a number of positions at the company, including Company Group Chairman, Worldwide Commercial and Operations for the CNS, Internal Medicine franchise from 2006 to 2009, Company Group Chairman for the pharmaceutical businesses in Europe, the Middle East and Africa from 2004 to 2006, and Company Group Chairman for the pharmaceutical businesses in North America from 2003 to 2004.

Seth Fischer

Mr. Seth H. Z. Fischer is Chief Executive Officer, Chief Commercial Officer, Director of Vivus, Inc. Mr. Fischer served in positions of increasing responsibility with Johnson & Johnson, a public healthcare company, from 1983 until his retirement in 2012. Most recently, Mr. Fischer served as Company Group Chairman Johnson & Johnson and Worldwide Franchise Chairman, Cordis Corporation from 2008 to 2012, which included responsibility for Cordis and Biosense Webster, and as Company Group Chairman, North America Pharmaceuticals from 2004 to 2007, which included responsibility for Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceuticals, Janssen and Scios. Prior to this position, Mr. Fischer served as President of Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceuticals from 2000 to 2004, with his operating responsibilities encompassing the commercialization of products in multiple therapeutic categories including Topamax® for epilepsy and migraine and products in theanalgesic, anti-infective, cardiovascular, neurologic, psychiatric and women's health areas. Since 2013, Mr. Fisher has served on the board of BioSig Technologies, Inc., a medical device company, and since 2013, Mr. Fischer has served as an advisor of MedHab, LLC, a medical device limited liability company. From April 2013 to September 2013, Mr. Fischer served on the Board of Trius Therapeutics, Inc., a public pharmaceutical company, until it was acquired by Cubist Pharmaceuticals. Mr. Fischer holds a Bachelor of General Studies from Ohio University and served as a captain in the U.S. Air Force. Mr. Fischer's prior extensive executive level operational experience at Johnson & Johnson brings essential experience to the Board needed for strategic planning, product development and commercialization and operations.

Mark Oki

Mr. Mark K. Oki, CPA., is Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer of VIVUS, Inc., effective October 19, 2015. He joined Alexza Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a publicly traded pharmaceutical company, in 2006 and served as Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer from July 2012 to October 2015, as Principal Accounting Officer from May 2010 to October 2015, as Principal Financial Officer and Secretary from December 2011 to October 2015, as Vice President, Finance and Controller from February 2010 to July 2012 and as Controller from April 2006 to February 2010. From June 2001 to April 2006, he served as the Controller of Pharmacyclics, Inc., a publicly traded development stage pharmaceutical company. From 1998 to 2001, Mr. Oki held several positions at Incyte Genomics, Inc., now Incyte Corporation, a publicly traded company, including most recently as Assistant Controller. From 1992 to 1997, he held several positions at Deloitte & Touche LLP, a public accounting firm. Mr. Oki received a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from San Jose State University.

John Slebir

Mr. John L. Slebir, Esq., is Senior Vice President - Business Development and General Counsel and Secretary of Vivus, Inc. Mr. Slebir joined VIVUS in September 2009. Since January 2014, Mr. Slebir has served as our Senior Vice President, Business Development and General Counsel, and, since June 2012, he also has served as our Secretary. From June 2011 until January 2014, Mr. Slebir served as our Vice President, Business Development and General Counsel, from January 2011 until June 2011, he served as our Vice President, General Counsel, and, from September 2009 until January 2011, he served as our General Counsel on a part-time basis. From March 1999 to January 2011, Mr. Slebir served as an attorney at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C., specializing in corporate securities and corporate governance. Prior to joining Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C., Mr. Slebir was an attorney at two prominent Bay Area law firms specialized in insurance defense litigation. Mr. Slebir holds a B.A. in Communications from San Diego State University and a J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law.

Guy Marsh

Mr. Guy P. Marsh is Vice President - U.S. Operations, General Manager of Vivus, Inc., since July 2000. From 2001 until the sale of our MUSE product in 2010, Mr. Marsh was responsible for U.S. Sales and Marketing of MUSE. From April 1999 to July 2000, Mr. Marsh served as our General Manager, Operations. From May 1998 to March 1999, he served as our Senior Director, U.S. Operations. From April 1994 to April 1998, Mr. Marsh served as Vice President Technical Operations for Copley Pharmaceutical, Inc., a pharmaceutical company acquired by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Ltd. From September 1993 to April 1994, Mr. Marsh served as a liaison between Copley Pharmaceutical, Inc. and Copley's majority stockholder, Hoechst-Celanese Corporation. From November 1987 to April 1994, Mr. Marsh served in various manufacturing, sales and business management roles for Hoechst-Roussel Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a pharmaceutical company. Mr. Marsh holds a B.S. in Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology, an M.B.A. from Seton Hall University and a New Jersey State Professional Engineering License.

Johann Noor Mohamed

Mr. Johann Noor Mohamed has been Vice President, Corporate Controller of the Company., effective October 19, 2015. He is no longer Interim Chief Financial Officer, Interim Chief Accounting Officer of VIVUS, Inc., effective October 19, 2015. served as the Company’s Vice President and Corporate Controller from June 2015 to September 2015, as the Company’s Corporate Controller from January 2014 to May 2015 and as the Company’s Assistant Controller from October 2012 to December 2013. Prior to his employment with the Company, Mr. Noor Mohamed was the Global Controller at Molecular Devices, LLC, a supplier of high-performance bioanalytical measurement systems, from July 2011 to September 2012. Prior to this, Mr. Noor Mohamed was the Director of Finance at Actel Corporation, now Microsemi Corporation, a provider of semiconductor solutions, from June 2006 to July 2011. Mr. Noor Mohamed began his career with Ernst & Young, a public accounting firm, where he earned his license as a certified public accountant. Mr. Noor Mohamed received his accounting qualification from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, Glasgow, United Kingdom and holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Babson College, Wellesley, MA.

Wesley Day

Dr. Wesley W. Day, Ph.D., is Vice President - Clinical Development of Vivus, Inc., since November 16, 2005. From September 2003 until October 2005, Dr. Day served as Senior Director, Safety and Risk Management at Pfizer Inc., a research-based global pharmaceutical company. Since 1995, Dr. Day has served as an Adjunct Associate Professor for the School of Pharmacy at the University of Maryland at Baltimore. From 2002 until 2003, he also served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor for Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Day holds a B.S. from the University of Texas Pan American and a Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Toxicology from the University of Maryland at Baltimore.

Santosh Varghese

Mr. Santosh T Varghese MD is Vice President, Medical & Regulatory Affairs, Pharmacovigilance, and QA since October 2013 of VIVUS , INC. He served as our Vice President, Head of Medical Affairs, Pharmacovigilance, and Regulatory Compliance from July 2013 until October 2013, as our Head of Medical Affairs and Pharmacovigilance from April 2012 until July 2013, and as our Vice President, Head of Medical Affairs from March 2012 until April 2012. Prior to this, Dr. Varghese was Senior Vice President, Medical Affairs at Elan Pharmaceuticals, a biopharmaceutical company, from January 2011 until March 2012. From April 2010 until January 2011, Dr. Varghese served as an executive consultant in the pharmaceutical industry for medical education and pharmaceutical companies. From June 2008 until April 2010, he was Vice President Primary Care & Cardiovascular in Global Medical Affairs at Schering-Plough Corporation (now Merck & Co.), a pharmaceutical company, in addition to other senior roles at Schering-Plough Corporation from May 2006 until June 2008. From November 2000 until May 2006, he held senior roles at Aventis and Sanofi-Aventis (now Sanofi SA), a pharmaceutical company. Dr. Varghese previously served on the board of directors of the American Lung Association—New York, and was an Adjunct Associate Professor at Touro University College of Medicine (now New York Medical College). Dr. Varghese is the co-author of over 50 publications in multiple therapeutic areas. Dr. Varghese holds a B.S. in Biology from Pennsylvania State University and an M.D. from St. George's University School of Medicine. He completed his medical training in the Caribbean, United States, and United Kingdom.

Herman Rosenman

Mr. Herman Rosenman, CPA, has served as a director of Vivus, Inc., since July 19, 2013. Mr. Rosenman was Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Gen-Probe, Inc. (currently, Hologic, Inc.), a molecular diagnostic company, from June 2001 to October 2012. Prior to joining Gen-Probe in 2001, Mr. Rosenman was President and Chief Executive Officer of Ultra Acquisition Corp., a retail chain and consumer products manufacturer, from 1997 to 2000. In addition, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of RadNet Management, Inc., a large healthcare provider, from 1994 to 1997, and as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Rexene Corp., a Fortune 1000 company in the petrochemicals industry. Mr. Rosenman was previously a partner at Coopers & Lybrand (currently, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP) where he served numerous Fortune 1,000 clients, principally in the pharmaceuticals and telecommunications industries. Mr. Rosenman currently serves on the board of directors of Oxford Immunotec Global PLC, a publicly traded diagnostics company. Mr. Rosenman also served on the board of directors of Discovery Partners International, Inc., from 2003 until its reverse-merger into Infinity Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in 2006, and thereafter Infinity Pharmaceuticals, Inc., where he served until 2007, as well as on the boards of directors of ARYx Therapeutics, Inc., from which he resigned in 2011, and Emphasys Medical, Inc. Mr. Rosenman received a B.B.A. in finance and accounting from Pace University and an M.B.A. in finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Jorge Plutzky

Dr. Jorge Plutzky, M.D., has been appointed as Independent Director of Vivus, Inc., effective May 10, 2013. Since 1996, he has served as the Director of The Vascular Disease Prevention Program, which includes the Lipid/Prevention Clinic, in the Cardiovascular Medicine Division at Brigham and Women's Hospital, where he is also Co-Director of Preventive Cardiology. Since 1995, he has been on the faculty at Harvard Medical School and has directed a basic science laboratory focused on transcriptional mechanisms involved in adipogenesis, lipid metabolism, and diabetes, and their relationship to inflammation and atherosclerosis. Throughout his career, Dr. Plutzky has also been involved in translational clinical studies investigating links between metabolic disorders and cardiovascular disease. Dr. Plutzky has been a member of the scientific advisory boards of the Sarnoff Cardiovascular Research Foundation since 2009 and Ember Therapeutics since 2012. Dr. Plutzky has been elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation and is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. Dr. Plutzky's papers have appeared in journals that include Science, PNAS, Diabetes, Lancet, Annals of Internal Medicine, and Nature Medicine. Dr. Plutzky has been involved with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, serving both as a member of the Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee and in advising and presenting for new drug application sponsors. He has been involved with both the American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association. Dr. Plutzky has been recognized with the Eugene Braunwald Teaching Award, the University of Cologne's Klenk Lecture, Vanderbilt University's Rabin Lecture, Northwestern University's DeStevens Lecture, and Harvard Medical School's Tucker Collins Lecture. Dr. Plutzky holds a B.A. from the University of Virginia, where he was an Echols Scholar and a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and an M.D. from the University of North Carolina,

Eric Roberts

Mr. Eric W. Roberts is an Independent Director of Vivus, Inc. Since January 2012, Mr. Roberts has been a founding Managing Director of Valence Life Sciences, LLC, a life sciences venture capital firm. From 2004 to 2012, Mr. Roberts was a founding Managing Director of Caxton Advantage Venture Partners, an investment firm. From 1986 to 2004, Mr. Roberts served in a variety of roles as an investment banker, including as Managing Director, Partner and Founder of the Life Sciences Department at Dillon, Read & Co. Inc., an investment bank which merged to become UBS AG, and Managing Director and Co-Head of the Global Healthcare Investment Banking Group at Lehman Brothers, a former global services financial firm. Mr. Roberts currently serves on the board of directors of Invuity, Inc., a publicly traded medical technology company, and Chinook Pharmaceuticals, a pharmaceutical company. He also served on the board of directors of Gemin X Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biotechnology company, from 2007 through its sale to Cephalon, Inc. (now Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.) in 2011. Mr. Roberts holds a B.S. in economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Allan Shaw

Mr. Allan L. Shaw is an Independent Director of Company. Mr. Shaw was Managing Director of Alvarez & Marsal LLC, a global professional services firm, and led their biopharmaceutical consulting practice, from December 2011 to March 2015, and continues to support the firm on an ad hoc basis. From 2009 to 2011, he served as the Chief Financial Officer of NewLead Holdings LTD., a publicly traded global shipping company. From 2005 to 2009, he was the founder and Senior Managing Director of Shaw Strategic Capital LLC, an international financial advisory firm, focused on providing strategic financial counsel on a wide variety of issues such as general corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, capital structuring, licensing and capital markets. From 2002 to 2004, Mr. Shaw was the Chief Financial Officer of Serono S.A., a publicly traded global biotechnology company, and from 1994 to 2001, he was the Chief Financial Officer of Viatel, Inc., a publicly traded international communications company. Mr. Shaw serves on the board of directors of Akari Therapeutics, Plc. (formerly Celsus Therapeutics), a biopharmaceutical company, and Edith & Carl Marks JCH of Bensonhurst, a non-profit organization. He also served on the board of directors of the Central New York Biotech Accelerator (formerly Central New York-Biotech Research Center) from 2009 to 2013, NewLead Holdings LTD. from 2009 to 2011, Navios Maritime Holdings, Inc. from 2005 to 2010, Serono S.A. as an Executive Management Board Member from 2002 to 2004 and Viatel Inc. from 1996 to 2002. He has contributed to several corporate governance books and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, New York Society of Certified Public Accountants and Corporate Directors Group. Mr. Shaw received a B.S. from the State University of New York (Oswego College) and is a certified public accountant in the State of New York.

Mayuran Sriskandarajah

Mr. Mayuran Sriskandarajah is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Sriskandarajah is a founding partner and Managing Director 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 2005 to 2010, Mr. Sriskandarajah served as an Investment Analyst at Icahn Capital, an entity through which Carl C. Icahn conducts his investment activities, and in 2011, he served as a consultant at Icahn Capital. Prior to Icahn Capital, he served as a consultant at Bain & Company, a management consulting firm, from 2002 to 2005. Prior to this, Mr. Sriskandarajah served as an investment banker at Wasserstein Perella & Company, an investment bank. Mr. Sriskandarajah has served on the board of directors of Emmaus Life Sciences, Inc., a privately-held pharmaceutical company, since 2014. He also served on the board of directors of Viskase Companies, Inc., a publicly-traded provider of casings and various plastic products for food processors, from 2006 to 2010. He received an A.B. degree from Brown University.

Brian Korb

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