December 12, 2016 / 12:44 PM / 7 months ago

BRIEF-Alexion Pharmaceuticals names David Brennan interim CEO

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Dec 12 (Reuters) - Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc:

* Alexion's board of directors announces new leadership appointments

* David Brennan, Alexion board member and former CEO of Astrazeneca Plc, named interim CEO

* Brennan succeeds David Hallal who has resigned for personal reasons

* Hallal has also resigned from board

* Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc says David Anderson, former CFO of Honeywell, joins Alexion as CFO

* Company expects to file Q3 10-Q in January 2017 or earlier

* Alexion Pharmaceuticals - audit and finance committee investigation to date not identified facts that require co to update previously reported results

* Spencer Stuart has been engaged to commence search for a permanent CEO Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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