MONTREAL, CANADA–(Marketwired – Jan 21, 2015) – Knight Therapeutics Inc. (TSX:GUD) (“Knight”) announced today (i) the resignation of Hillel Rosen and (ii) the appointment Ed Schutter to Knight’s Board of Directors. “Hillel will continue to provide legal counsel to Knight and its Board, and we thank him for his contributions to date,” said Jonathan Ross Goodman, President and CEO of Knight. “In his place, we welcome Ed Schutter, founder and CEO of US specialty pharmaceutical Arbor Pharmaceuticals, LLC., to our leadership team. Ed is a proven pharmaceutical entrepreneur.”
About Ed Schutter
Ed Schutter is President and CEO of Arbor Pharmaceuticals, LLC. (“Arbor”). Prior to Arbor, Ed served as President of Sciele Pharmaceuticals which was sold to Shionogi & Co. Ltd. in 2008 for $1.4 billion. Prior to Sciele, Ed served as VP of Global Business development at Solvay Pharmaceuticals based in Basel, Switzerland. Ed was also a co-founder of North Hampton Pharmaceuticals which later changed its name to Ventrus Biosciences, a Nasdaq listed company. In addition to his board duties with Arbor, Ed is on the Board of Trustees for Mercer University, is the Chairman of the Board of Georgia Bio, is a member of the Emory University New Venture Advisory Board, and a founding member and Executive Director of the Atlanta based Bio/Med Investor Network Inc. Ed holds a Bachelor degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Mercer University, a Masters of Business Administration from Kennesaw State University and has also completed post graduate work in international business at Nyenrode University in the Netherlands.
About Knight Therapeutics Inc.
Knight Therapeutics Inc., headquartered in Montreal, Canada, is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on acquiring or in-licensing innovative pharmaceutical products for the Canadian and world markets. Knight’s shares trade on the TSX under the symbol GUD. For more information about Knight Therapeutics Inc., please visit the company’s web site at www.gud-knight.com or www.sedar.com.
Forward Looking Statements
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