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Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Inc (MACK.OQ)

MACK.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Gary Crocker

64 2017 Chairman of the Board

Richard Peters

54 2017 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Jean Franchi

50 2017 Chief Financial Officer,Principal Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer, Treasurer

John Green

37 2017 Controller

Ellen Forest

2017 Head of Human Resources

Sergio Santillana

2017 Chief Medical Officer

George Demetri

2017 Director

Ulrik Nielsen

44 2015 Director

John Dineen

52 2015 Independent Director

Vivian Lee

50 2014 Independent Director

Michael Porter

68 2010 Independent Director

James Quigley

64 2012 Independent Director

Russell Ray

68 2015 Independent Director

Geoffrey Grande

IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Gary Crocker

Mr. Gary L. Crocker is Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Crocker has served as a member of our board of directors since 2004 and as Chairman of our board of directors since 2005. Mr. Crocker is President and Managing Director of Crocker Ventures, LLC, a privately-held life science investment firm funding differentiated biotechnology and medical device companies. Mr. Crocker has held senior executive positions or served on the board of directors of several life science companies, including as Chairman of the Board of ARUP Laboratories, co-founder and director of Theratech, Inc. (acquired by Actavis plc) and President, Chief Executive Officer and founder of Research Medical, Inc. (acquired by Baxter International). Mr. Crocker also served on the boards of directors of the publicly traded firms Interleuken Genetics, Inc. and The Med-Design Corporation. Mr. Crocker served as a member of the board of the Federal Reserve Branch of San Francisco from 1999 to 2007, and currently serves as the Chairman of the University of Utah’s Center for Medical Innovation and on the board of the Sorenson Legacy Foundation. Mr. Crocker holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.S. from Harvard College.

Richard Peters

Dr. Richard Peters, M.D., Ph.D. has been appointed as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company effective August 21, 2017. He has served as the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of its board of directors since February 2017. Prior to joining the Company, Dr. Peters served in various capacities at Sanofi Genzyme, a global pharmaceutical company, since 2008, including as Senior Vice President, Head of Global Rare Diseases Business Unit since January 2015, Vice President, Strategy Development Officer, U.S. Rare Disease Unit from May 2014 to December 2014, Vice President, Division Medical Officer, Global Oncology Division from 2011 to May 2014, and Vice President, Head of Global and U.S. Medical Affairs, Hematology and Transplant from 2008 to 2011. Prior to Sanofi Genzyme, Dr. Peters held medical affairs roles at Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Amgen Inc., both pharmaceutical companies, and was a co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Mednav, Inc., a healthcare information technology company. Dr. Peters has also served on the faculty at Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Peters holds an M.D. and a Ph.D. in pharmacology from the Medical University of South Carolina and a B.S. from the College of Charleston.

Jean Franchi

Ms. Jean M. Franchi has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer,Principal Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer, Treasurer of the company effective August 21, 2017. She previously served as Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary at Dimension Therapeutics, Inc., a biotechnology company, from August 2015 to July 2017. From February 2012 to July 2015, Ms. Franchi served as Chief Financial Officer at Good Start Genetics, Inc., a molecular genetics information company. From 1995 to 2011, Ms. Franchi held various positions at Sanofi Genzyme, a global pharmaceutical company, including Senior Vice President of Corporate Finance, Senior Vice President of Business Unit Finance, Vice President of Finance and Controller, Product Line and International Group. Ms. Franchi holds a B.B.A. from Hofstra University and successfully completed the Uniform CPA Examination.

John Green

Mr. John L. Green has been appointed as Controller of the Company. He has served as the Company’s Controller since March 2017. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Green served as Controller at Fractyl Laboratories, Inc., a medical technology company, from November 2015 to March 2017. From June 2014 to November 2015, Mr. Green served as Director of Accounting at Dicerna Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceuticals company. From November 2013 to June 2014, Mr. Green served as a Senior Manager at Corporate Finance Group, Inc., a financial consulting firm. From 2008 to September 2013, Mr. Green served as an Assurance Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, an accounting firm. Prior to 2008, Mr. Green held various accounting roles at the accounting firms of Green Cumming Webber and Ernst and Young LLP. Mr. Green is a Chartered Professional Accountant and holds a B.S. from Acadia University.

Ellen Forest

Ms. Ellen K. Forest is Head of Human Resources of the company. She is a global biopharmaceutical company and spin-off of Baxter International, until the company was acquired by Shire in 2016. Previously, Ms. Forest held leadership positions in Human Resources at Partners HealthCare System, the hospital system affiliated withHarvard Medical School; Dovetail Health, a home healthcare company; and TA Associates, a global private equity firm. Ms. Forest holds an M.S. in Human Resources Management and a B.S. from Emmanuel College.

Sergio Santillana

Dr. Sergio L. Santillana, M.D., MSc, is Chief Medical Officer of the company. He previously served as Chief Medical Officer at ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, a commercial-stage biotechnology company acquired by Takeda Pharmaceuticals earlier this year. Prior to joining ARIAD, Dr. Santillana served in various oncology clinical development leadership roles at Takeda, GlaxoSmithKline and Eli Lilly. Before entering the biopharma industry, Dr. Santillana was a practicing board-certified medical oncologist for 15 years, including tenure at the National Cancer Institute ofPeru(INEN). Dr. Santillana holds an M.S. in Experimental Therapeutics from Kellogg College at the University of Oxford and an M.D. and B.S. from the Universidad Nacional Federico Villarreal School of Medicine.

George Demetri

Dr. George Demetri, M.D., serves as Director of the Company. Dr. Demetri leads a multidisciplinary team at the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center focused on developing novel therapies for solid tumors, with an emphasis on sarcomas. His research and clinical interests have centered on mechanism-based drug development for solid tumors, and he has contributed to the development of numerous approved therapies, including Gleevec (imatinib), Sutent (sunitinib), Stivarga (regorafenib), Zelboraf (vemurafenib) and Votrient (pazopanib), as well as other new targeted therapies in development. He received an undergraduate degree in biochemistry from Harvard University and an M.D. from Stanford University School of Medicine, after which he completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Washington Hospitals in Seattleand a fellowship in medical oncology at DFCI. He also serves on the Board of Directors and Scientific Advisory Board of Blueprint Medicines (NASDAQ: BPMC).

Ulrik Nielsen

Dr. Ulrik B. Nielsen, Ph.D., is Director of Company. He has served as a member of our board of directors since January 2015 and is one of our co-founders. Dr. Nielsen led our research and drug discovery from when he joined us in 2002 to January 2015, including as our Senior Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer from March 2009 until January 2015. Dr. Nielsen has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Torque Inc., a biotechnology company, since January 2015. Dr. Nielsen also served as Chief Executive Officer of Silver Creek Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a majority owned subsidiary of ours, from July 2010 to March 2014. Dr. Nielsen holds a Ph.D. in molecular biology and an M.S. in biochemistry from the University of Copenhagen.

John Dineen

Mr. John M. Dineen is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Dineen has served as a member of our board of directors since June 2015. Mr. Dineen has been an Operating Advisor to Clayton, Dublier & Rice, LLC, a private equity firm, since January 2015. From 1986 to October 2014, Mr. Dineen served in a variety of leadership roles with General Electric Company, or GE, including as Chief Executive Officer of GE Healthcare, Chief Executive Officer of GE Transportation, President of GE Plastics, General Manager of GE’s Power Equipment business and General Manager of GE’s Appliances, Microwave and Air-Conditioning businesses. Mr. Dineen holds a B.S. from the University of Vermont.

Vivian Lee

Dr. Vivian S. Lee, M.D. Ph.D. is an Independent Director of the Company. She served as a member of our board of directors since November 2014. Dr. Lee has served as Senior Vice President for Health Sciences at the University of Utah, Dean of the University of Utah’s School of Medicine and Chief Executive Officer of University of Utah Health Care since July 2011. From 2007 to June 2011, Dr. Lee served as Vice Dean for Science, Senior Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer of New York University Medical Center. Dr. Lee also currently serves on the board of directors of Zions Bancorporation. Dr. Lee is a member of the Institute of Medicine/National Academy of Medicine and is a Fellow and past President of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. Dr. Lee holds a Ph.D. in medical engineering from Oxford University, an M.D. from Harvard Medical School, an M.B.A. from the Stern School of Business at New York University and a B.A. from Harvard-Radcliffe College.

Michael Porter

Dr. Michael E. Porter, Ph.D. is an Independent Director of the Company. He has served as a member of our board of directors since December 2010. Dr. Porter was also a strategy advisor to us from 1999 until he joined our board in December 2010. Dr. Porter is the Bishop William Lawrence University Professor at Harvard Business School and has been on the faculty at Harvard Business School since 1973. Dr. Porter also served on the boards of directors of PTC Inc. from 1995 to 2015, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company from 2013 to 2015 and Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. from 2001 to 2012. Dr. Porter has written extensively on healthcare delivery and has worked with leading healthcare providers in multiple countries and with government leaders on healthcare policy issues. Dr. Porter holds a Ph.D. in business economics from Harvard University, an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.S.E. from Princeton University.

James Quigley

Dr. James H. Quigley is an Independent Director of the Company. He has served as a member of our board of directors since July 2012. Mr. Quigley also currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Hess Corporation and on the board of directors of Wells Fargo & Company. Mr. Quigley retired as a Senior Partner from Deloitte LLP, a global public accounting firm, in June 2012, where he also served as Chief Executive Officer of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, Limited (Deloitte’s global network) from June 2007 to June 2011. Mr. Quigley is actively engaged in a number of business organizations and committees, including as U.S. co-chairman of the TransAtlantic Business Dialogue, a member of the board of directors of the German Marshall Fund of the United States and the Economic Club of New York, and a trustee of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Foundation. Mr. Quigley is also a member of the National Advisory Committee of Brigham Young University and the Advisory Board of the Center for Leadership and Ethics at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. Mr. Quigley holds a B.S. and an honorary Doctorate of Business from Utah State University.

Russell Ray

Mr. Russell T. Ray is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Ray has served as a member of our board of directors since January 2015. Mr. Ray has been a Managing Director and Vice Chairman of Healthcare Investment Banking at Stifel Financial Corp., an investment banking firm, since January 2016. From January 2014 to December 2015, Mr. Ray was a Senior Advisor to HLM Venture Partners, a healthcare venture capital firm. Mr. Ray was also a Partner at HLM Venture Partners from 2003 to December 2013. From 1999 to 2003, Mr. Ray was a Managing Director and Global Co-Head of Healthcare Investment Banking at Credit Suisse First Boston. From 1987 to 1999, Mr. Ray was a Managing Director and Global Head of Healthcare Investment Banking at Deutsche Bank and its predecessor entities, BT Alex. Brown and Alex. Brown & Sons. Mr. Ray also serves on the board of directors of SWP Media, Inc. (a private company) and served on the board of directors of Allergan, Inc. from 2003 to March 2015. Mr. Ray holds an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, an M.S. in evolutionary biology from the University of Pennsylvania and B.S. degrees from the United States Military Academy and the University of Washington.

Geoffrey Grande