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Altimmune Inc (ALT.OQ)

ALT.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Mitchel Sayare

72 2018 Chairman of the Board

Vipin Garg

62 2018 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

William Brown

38 2019 Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer

M. Scot Roberts

61 2017 Chief Scientific Officer

M. Scott Harris

63 2019 Chief Medical Officer

Diane Jorkasky

68 2020 Director

David Drutz

81 2018 Independent Director

John Gill

68 2017 Independent Director

Philip Hodges

51 2017 Independent Director

Wayne Pisano

65 2018 Independent Director

Klaus Schafer

70 2017 Independent Director

Ashley Robinson

2017 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Mitchel Sayare

Dr. Mitchel B. Sayare Ph.D. serves as Chairman of the Board of the Company. Dr. Sayare served as the Chairman of the Board of public company ImmunoGen, Inc. (a position he had held since 1989). In addition, he served as ImmunoGen’s Chief Executive Officer from 1986 to December 31, 2009, and as its President from 1986 to 1992, and from 1994 to July 2008. Prior to joining ImmunoGen, he served as Vice President of Development of Xenogen from 1982 to 1985. Prior to that he was Assistant Professor of Biophysics and Biochemistry at the University of Connecticut. Dr. Sayare earned a Ph.D. in biochemistry from Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Sayare is a director of Boston IVF, Inc. and Advanced Aesthetic Technologies, Inc., both privately-held companies. Dr. Sayare was chosen to serve as a director of Altimmune because of his substantial experience as a board member and executive officer of biotechnology companies.

Vipin Garg

Dr. Vipin K. Garg Ph.D. serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. He joined Altimmune in November 2018 with over three decades of experience in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. He has a proven track record of building and managing both private and publicly traded companies. Before joining Altimmune, he served as President and CEO of Neos Therapeutics (NASDAQ: NEOS), where he built a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company launching three branded therapeutic products including Adzenys XR- ODTTM and Cotempla XR-ODTTM the first ever XR-ODTTM medications for the treatment of ADHD. Prior to Neos, he served as president and CEO of Tranzyme Pharma where he progressed a discovery-stage, emerging biotech company to a NASDAQ-listed clinical-stage, drug development company. Prior to joining Tranzyme, Dr. Garg served as Chief Operating Officer of Apex Bioscience, Inc. (acquired by Curacyte AGof Munich, Germany), and held senior management positions at DNX Bio-Therapeutics, Inc. until its acquisition by Baxter Healthcare Corporation, Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (formerly known as Sepracor Inc., now a subsidiary of Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma), and Bio-Response Inc. (acquired by Baxter Healthcare Corporation). Dr. Garg received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry in 1982 from the University of Adelaide, Australia, and his M.S. from IARI Nuclear Research Laboratory, New Delhi, India in 1978.

William Brown

Mr. William Michael Brown CPA serves as Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer of the Company. Mr. Brown has been a consultant to several private and public companies in a variety of accounting and tax matters both independently and as the managing partner of Redmont CPAs (from October 2016 to January 2018). He was an audit manager at PwC in both Montgomery, Alabama (from June 2012 through July 2013) and Denver, Colorado (from November 2014 through September 2016). From August 2013 through October 2014, Mr. Brown was the Water Heater Division Controller at Rheem Manufacturing, a private company located in Montgomery, Alabama. Mr. Brown is a CPA licensed in Colorado and Alabama. He has a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Business Administration from Auburn University at Montgomery.

M. Scot Roberts

Dr. M. Scot Roberts Ph.D. serves as Chief Scientific Officer of the Company. Dr. Roberts joined Altimmune in December 2012 and has nearly 20 years of senior technical leadership experience, most recently at ImQuest BioSciences, Inc., where as Chief Scientific Officer from November 2010 until November 2012, he was responsible for managing scientific operations as well as business development opportunities in cancer and antivirals. Dr. Roberts held key positions at Wellstat Biologics Corporation from August 1996 until October 2010, including Director of Research and Development where he was responsible for a portfolio of biologic candidates in oncology including a clinical stage asset. He also led bioassay development efforts for the company and assumed leadership roles in upstream process development and animal pharmacology while at Wellstat. Dr. Roberts has significant experience in both small molecule and biologics drug development with a focus on viral vectors and antiviral therapies. Dr. Roberts completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the National Cancer Institute, Laboratory of Molecular Virology and has numerous patents and publications in peer-reviewed journals, and has been an invited speaker and Chair at numerous international conferences. Dr. Roberts received his Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences.

M. Scott Harris

Dr. M. Scott Harris M.D. serves as Chief Medical Officer of the Company. Dr. Harris joined Altimmune in July 2019, seasoned medical professional with extensive experience in hepatology and gastroenterology and broad expertise in managing clinical trials from early stage development through successful Phase 3 trials. He has led multidisciplinary forums on drug vdevelopment and clinical trial design at national and international scientific meetings, and fostered collaborations between professional medical societies and the FDA. Previously, he was co-founder and chief medical officer of Lyric Pharmaceuticals, helping raise a $21 million Series A round in 2014. He has also served as chief medical officer of Avaxia Biologics, interim chief medical officer of Tranzyme Pharma, and chief medical officer of Ocera Therapeutics. Dr. Harris was also chief medical officer and vice president of Clinical Affairs at Napo Pharmaceuticals where he authored the pivotal clinical study that led to the approval of crofelemer (Mytesi®), the first Phase 2/3 adaptive trial design resulting in a drug approval. Earlier in his career he held senior roles in global clinical development and medical affairs at Otsuka Pharmaceuticals and Abbott. He sits on the faculty of Georgetown University School of Medicine as an Adjunct Professor, where he directs a course on drug development under a grant from the NIH. Dr. Harris has been a consultant on third-world drug development for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and a speaker at national and international forums on drug development. Dr. Harris has an M.D. from Harvard Medical School and an MS in Administrative Medicine and Population Health from the University of Wisconsin Medical School. His post-graduate training includes residencies at John Hopkins Hospital and the University of Pennsylvania, and a Gastroenterology and Hepatology Fellowship at the Yale University School of Medicine.

Diane Jorkasky

Dr. Diane K. Jorkasky M.D. serves as Director of the Company. She has served on the board of directors of Alzheon, Inc., a private biopharmaceutical company, since December 2019 and also served on the board of directors of Q Therapeutics, Inc. from September 2013 until August 2016. From June 2014 to August 2019, she served as Executive Vice President, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Development at Complexa Inc., a clinical stated biopharmaceutical company. Dr. Jorkasky received her MD in 1977 from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and is board certified in internal medicine, nephrology and clinical pharmacology. She is a member of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Technology. Dr. Jorkasky is on the faculties of University of California, San Francisco, and Uniformed Service of Health Sciences Medical Schools, with previous faculty appointments at Yale University and the University of Pennsylvania Schools of Medicine.

David Drutz

Dr. David J. Drutz M.D. serves as Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Drutz is the President of Pacific Biopharma Associates, a biopharmaceutical consulting company that he founded in 1999. From 2008-2015, he served variously as Director, CEO, Executive Chairman and Chief Medical Officer of DARA BioSciences (NASDAQ:DARA), an oncology supportive care company located in Raleigh, NC. He served previously as Chairman of Tranzyme (NASDAQ:TZYM; 2000-2010); and Director of MethylGene (TSX:MYG; 2000-2010) and Gentris Corporation (2007-2014). From 1999-2008 he was a general partner with Pacific Rim Ventures, a Tokyo-based venture capital firm. Dr. Drutz’s management experience includes tenures as VP Biological Sciences and VP Clinical Research at Smith Kline & French Laboratories; VP Clinical Development at Daiichi Pharmaceutical Corporation; and CEO of Inspire Pharmaceuticals (1995-1998) and Sennes Drug Innovations (1994-1995). Earlier, Dr. Drutz was Professor of Medicine, Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases, and the founder of the NSF Center for Cell Regulation at the UT Health Science Center, San Antonio. Dr. Drutz received his M.D. from the University of Louisville School of Medicine and postgraduate training in internal medicine and infectious diseases at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, serving subsequently as a research medical officer in the U.S. Navy (LCDR, SNR). He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine; a fellow of the American College of Physicians and the Infectious Diseases Society of America; a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Society for Clinical Investigation; and the author of more than 200 peer-reviewed publications in the area of infectious diseases. Dr. Drutz brings significant experience in biotechnology investment and as a physician to Altimmune’s board of directors.

John Gill

Mr. John M. Gill serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Gill has served on our Board since 2004. From 2003 to 2013, Mr. Gill served as the President, Chief Executive Officer, co-founder and a Director of TetraLogic Pharmaceuticals Corporation, a public biopharmaceutical company. Mr. Gill has previously held positions at 3-Dimensional Pharmaceuticals and SmithKline Beecham. After serving in the United States Marine Corps, Mr. Gill earned a B.A. from Rutgers University. Mr. Gill was chosen to serve as a director of Altimmune because of his executive and board experience in the pharmaceutical industry and his substantial financial knowledge and expertise.

Philip Hodges

Mr. Philip L. Hodges serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Hodges is Managing Partner of Redmont Capital, a private equity firm located in Birmingham, Alabama, which he joined at its inception in 1997. Redmont Capital is a co-founder of Altimmune. Mr. Hodges’ investment strategy is focused on high-growth small businesses within the health care, life science and technology sectors. He currently serves as a director for several of the firm’s portfolio companies. Mr. Hodges holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the Brock School of Business at Samford University. Mr. Hodges brings significant experience as a life science investor and co-founder to Altimmune’s board of directors.

Wayne Pisano

Mr. Wayne F. Pisano serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Pisano joined the board of directors of Provention Bio, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, in April of 2018, and has served on the board of directors of IMV Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, since October 2011, and Oncolytics, Inc., a biotechnology company, since May 2013. Mr. Pisano served as president and CEO of VaxInnate, a biotechnology company, from January 2012 until November 2016. Mr. Pisano joined Sanofi Pasteur in 1997 and was promoted to President and CEO in 2007, the position he successfully held until his retirement in 2011. He has a bachelor’s degree in biology from St. John Fisher College, New York and an MBA from the University of Dayton, Ohio. The Board believes that Mr. Pisano’s depth of experience across the spectrum of commercial operations, public immunization policies and pipeline development will make him a valuable member of our Board of Directors.

Klaus Schafer

Brig. Gen. (Retd.) Klaus O. Schafer M.D. serves as Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Schafer has over 30 years of leadership experience, having held senior positions in government and industry. He was first elected to Altimmune’s board of directors in July 2012. As the Deputy Asst. to the Secretary of Defense for chemical and biological defense, a position he held from April 2004 through June 2005, he oversaw the management of the Department of Defense’s $1.0 billion program for vaccine, therapeutics, medical device and sensor development. He retired from the Air Force as the Assistant Surgeon General with extensive experience managing all aspects of large integrated health care delivery systems. Prior private sector experience includes VP of business development for Compressus Inc., a telemedicine start-up, former CEO and cofounder of TessArae LLC, a start-up biotech genetic testing company, Chief Medical Officer and VP, business development, Health for CACI International, a publicly traded Fortune 1000 company, and consultant and advisory board member to numerous companies and to the biodefense industry. Dr. Schafer earned his MD at the University of Iowa, Family Practice Boards, Eglin AFB where he was Chief Resident, MPH at the University of Texas and the Master of Science at the Eisenhower School of National Security and Resource Strategy. Dr. Schafer was selected as a director for his board and varied background, including deep understanding of government biotech development strategy, funding, and budgeting, and his commercial industry experiences. Dr. Schafer brings significant experience as a physician and biotechnology investor, in government and as a board member and advisor in the health care biodefense industry to Altimmune’s board of directors.

Ashley Robinson

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