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Aviragen Therapeutics Inc (AVIR.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Mark Colonnese

61 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Russell Plumb

57 2014 Executive Chairman of the Board

Joseph Patti

52 2014 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Armando Anido

59 2015 Independent Director

Geoffrey Cox

72 2012 Independent Director

Michael Dougherty

59 2013 Independent Director

Michael Dunne

57 2015 Independent Director

John Richard

59 2013 Independent Director

Anne VanLent

68 2013 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Mark Colonnese

Mr. Mark P. Colonnese is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. He served as the Chief Financial Officer of Stealth BioTherapeutics since November 2014 and as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Transgenomic Inc. from August 2012 to October 2014. Prior to that, he worked at Salutria Pharmaceuticals, LLC and at its predecessor company, AtheroGenics Inc., from 1999 to 2012, where he served in a number of executive roles, most recently as Executive Vice President, Commercial Operations and Chief Financial Officer. He has also held executive positions at Applied Analytical Industries and Schering-Plough, and served on the Board of Directors of Endeavor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Mr. Colonnese holds an M.B.A. Degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a B.S. magna cum laude from Ithaca College. He is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive).

Russell Plumb

Mr. Russell H. Plumb is Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. He served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of the Company from November 2012, when he joined the Company, until September 2014. Mr. Plumb previously served as President, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Inhibitex, Inc., a publicly-traded clinical-stage drug development company, from December 2006 to February 2012, when it was acquired by Bristol-Myers Squibb. Prior to that, Mr. Plumb served as Vice President, Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer of Inhibitex from August 2000 to December 2006. From December 1999 to July 2000, Mr. Plumb served as Chief Financial Officer of Emory Vision, a privately-held healthcare company. From 1994 to November 1999, he served as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President, Finance of Serologicals Corporation, a publicly- held biopharmaceutical company. Mr. Plumb received both a Bachelor of Commerce and a M.B.A. from the University of Toronto. Mr. Plumb has received designations as a certified public accountant. Mr. Plumb’s experience in managing and leading the strategic, financial and operational growth of emerging biopharmaceutical companies over the past two decades, as well as his key role in leading the Company and developing its business strategy as its former Chief Executive Officer, led to the conclusion that he should serve on the Company’s Board of Directors.

Joseph Patti

Dr. Joseph M. Patti Ph.D. is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. He served as its Executive Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategy until October 1, 2014, when he was appointed as the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer and a director. Prior to joining the Company, Dr. Patti co-founded Inhibitex, Inc. in 1998 and served as its Chief Scientific Officer and Senior Vice President of Research and Development from 2007 until it was acquired by Bristol Myers Squibb in February 2012. He also served as its Chief Scientific Officer and Vice President of Research and Development from 2005 to 2007 and as Vice President, Preclinical Development prior to that. Before co-founding Inhibitex, Dr. Patti was an Assistant Professor at Texas A&M's Institute of Biosciences and Technology and also served on the faculty at the University of Texas Health Science Center Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Patti received a B.S. in Microbiology from the University of Pittsburgh, a M.S.P.H. from the University of Miami, School of Medicine and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Patti was a director of SciStem Therapeutics, Inc., a privately-held biotechnology company from 2012 to 2015. Dr. Patti was a director of Inhibitex from 1998 to 2005. Dr. Patti’s scientific knowledge and background and experience in developing numerous preclinical and clinical bio-pharmaceutical product candidates, as well as his senior management experience over the past decade in developing and implementing the business and financial strategies of emerging, publicly-traded biopharmaceutical companies, led to the conclusion that he should serve on the Company’s Board of Directors.

Armando Anido

Mr. Armando Anido is Independent Director of the Company. He has been the Chairman of the Board of directors and Chief Executive Officer of Zynerba Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a publicly-traded biopharmaceutical company. Prior to joining Zynerba, Mr. Anido served as a business consultant to the life science industry from May 2014 to October 2014. Mr. Anido previously served as Chief Executive Officer and as a director of NuPathe, Inc., a publicly-traded specialty pharmaceutical company, from July 2012 through March 2014. Prior to joining NuPathe, Mr. Anido served as Chief Executive Officer and President and as a director of Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a publicly-traded specialty pharmaceutical company, from July 2006 through December 2011. He is currently a member of the board of directors of PABio, a life sciences organization and Auris Medical, a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company. Mr. Anido also served as a director of Respira Therapeutics, Inc., a privately-held pharmaceutical company, from May 2012 through September 2014 and as a director of Adolor Corporation, a publicly-traded pharmaceutical company, from September 2003 through December 2011. Mr. Anido was retired from January 2012 through June 2012. Mr. Anido holds both a B.S. in Pharmacy and an MBA from West Virginia University. Mr. Anido’s broad understanding of key issues in the biotechnology industry, including sales and marketing, development and commercialization, strategy, and operations and his extensive executive experience in senior leadership and director roles at several biotechnology companies led to the conclusion that he should serve on the Company’s Board of Directors.

Geoffrey Cox

Dr. Geoffrey F. Cox, Ph.D. is Independent Director of the Company. He is currently the interim Chief Executive Officer of QLT Inc., an ophthalmology company based in Vancouver, BC, (since October 2014) and a Director (since 2012). Dr. Cox has extensive pharmaceutical and biotechnology experience holding a broad range of senior management and board positions with private and public companies. Dr. Cox remains the Principal of Beacon Street Advisors LLC (since 2013) which provides corporate, operational and organizational strategic advice and interim management support to life sciences companies, but is working full time for QLT at this time. Previously, he was a partner with Red Sky Partners LLC, a life sciences consulting firm (from 2011 to 2013). He also served as a Director of Gallus Biopharmaceuticals LLC (2011 – 2014), a biologics contract manufacturing and development company, and currently serves as a Director of Lakewood-Amedex LLC (since 2013), a company developing novel antibiotics and RNA silencing technology. Dr. Cox was Chairman, President and CEO of GTC Biotherapeutics Inc. (now rEVO Biologics) (2001 to 2010), a company focused on the development of recombinant therapeutic proteins, including proteins for the treatment of rare diseases, using transgenic animal production technology. Prior to 2001, Dr. Cox is a past Chairman and current member of the Board of the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council. He previously served on the Board of Biotechnology Industries Association and as a member of its Health Governing and Emerging Companies Sections. Dr. Cox received a B.Sc. (Hons) in biochemistry from the University of Birmingham, UK and PhD in biochemistry from the University of East Anglia,

Michael Dougherty

Mr. Michael R. Dougherty is Independent Director of the Company. He was Executive Chairman of Celator Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a publicly-traded biotechnology company from August 2015 to July 2016. Mr. Dougherty was a director at Celator Pharmaceuticals, Inc. from July 2013 to July 2016 and was Chairman of the Board of Directors from September 2014 to August 2015. Mr. Dougherty was Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Kalidex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. from May 2012 to October 2012. Mr. Dougherty was the President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of Adolor Corporation, a publicly-traded biotechnology company, from December 2006 until December 2011. Mr. Dougherty joined Adolor as Senior Vice President of Commercial Operations in November 2002. From November 2000 to November 2002, Mr. Dougherty was President and Chief Operating Officer of Genomics Collaborative,Inc., a privately-held functional genomics company. Previously, Mr. Dougherty served in a variety of senior positions at Genaera Corporation, a publicly-traded biotechnology company, including as President and Chief Executive Officer and at Centocor, Inc., a publicly-traded biotechnology company, including as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Dougherty currently serves as a director of Cempra, Inc., and Trevena, Inc., which are publicly-traded companies. Mr. Dougherty was a director of Viropharma Incorporated, a publicly-traded biotechnology company, from 2004 to January 2014. Mr. Dougherty received a B.S. from Villanova University. Mr. Dougherty’s broad understanding of key issues in the biotechnology industry, including finance, research and development, sales and marketing, strategy, and operations and his significant executive experience as a chief executive officer and/or director at several biotechnology companies led to the conclusion that he should serve on the Company’s Board of Directors.

Michael Dunne

Dr. Michael W. Dunne, M.D. is Independent Director of the Company. He is currently Chief Science Officer at Iterum Therapeutics LLC, a privately-held biotechnology company. From 2014 until 2015, Dr. Dunne was Vice President Research and Development at Actavis plc, a publicly-traded pharmaceutical company. Prior to its acquisition by Actavis plc in 2014, Dr. Dunne served as the Chief Medical Officer at Durata Therapeutics, Inc., a publicly-traded biopharmaceutical company, from September 2010. Prior to joining Durata, Dr. Dunne served as its acting Chief Medical Officer on a consulting basis from December 2009 to September 2010. From 1992 to 2009, Dr. Dunne served in a variety of roles in connection with the clinical development of numerous infectious disease compounds at Pfizer Inc., including as the Vice President, Therapeutic Head of Development for Infectious Disease from 2001 to 2009. Dr. Dunne holds a B.A. in Economics from Northwestern University and an M.D. from the State University of New York Health Sciences Center. He completed his internal medicine residency and fellowships in infectious diseases and pulmonary medicine at Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Dunne’s extensive biotechnology industry expertise, including his many years of experience as a Chief Medical Officer and the development and commercialization of infectious disease products, led to the conclusion that he should serve on the Company’s Board of Directors.

John Richard

Mr. John P. Richard is Independent Director of the Company. He is co-founder and Head of Corporate Development for Mereo BioPharma Group plc, a publicly-traded biotechnology company. Mr. Richard is also an Operating Partner and non-executive director of Phase4 Partners, a venture capital firm based in London, UK, and had been a Partner of Georgia Venture Partners, LLC, a venture capital firm that focuses on the biotechnology industry from 2005 to 2015. He has also served as a senior business adviser to a number of biotechnology companies as well as a consultant to numerous portfolio companies of Georgia Venture Partners and Phase4 Ventures. Previously, he held senior executive business development positions at SEQUUS Pharmaceuticals, Inc., VIVUS, Inc. and Genome Therapeutics Corporation. Since August 2015, Mr. Richard serves a director of Catalyst Biosciences, Inc. a publicly-traded biotechnology company that merged with Targacept, Inc. Mr. Richard served as a director of Targacept from November 2002 to August 2015, the time of the merger, and was its Chairman from January 2014 through the completion of the merger. He currently serves as a Director of QUE Oncology and as Senior Business Advisor to Albireo AB. Mr. Richard has also been a director of QUE Oncology, Inc. a privately-held biotechnology company, since 2013. Mr. Richard received a M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.S. from Stanford University. Mr. Richard’s extensive executive, strategic, financial and business development experience within the biotechnology industry, and having led the business development function at several companies resulting in numerous pharmaceutical alliances, led to the conclusion that he should serve on the Company’s Board of Directors.

Anne VanLent

Ms. Anne M. VanLent is Independent Director of the Company. She is currently President of AMV Advisors, which provides corporate strategy and financial consulting services to emerging growth life sciences companies. From May 2002 to April 2008, Ms. VanLent was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Barrier Therapeutics, Inc., a publicly-traded pharmaceutical company. From July 1997 to October 2001, she was the Executive Vice President – Portfolio Management for Sarnoff Corporation, a multidisciplinary research and development firm. Ms. VanLent currently serves as a director and chairs the audit committees of Aegerion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Ocera Therapeutics, Inc., and Applied Genetics Technologies Corporation (AGTC), all of which are publicly-traded companies. During the past five years, Ms. VanLent also served as a director of Onconova Therapeutics, Inc. where she also served as Audit Chair, and as a director of Integra Life Sciences Corporation, a publicly-traded biotechnology company, until May 2012. Ms. VanLent received a B.A. degree in Physics from Mount Holyoke College. Ms. VanLent’s extensive leadership and finance experience, and her extensive experience serving as a board member, audit committee member and audit committee chair of numerous public companies in the life sciences industry, led to the conclusion that she should serve on the Company’s Board of Directors.

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