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AEterna Zentaris Announces Appointment of New Board Member

QUEBEC CITY, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - AEterna Zentaris Inc. (NASDAQ: AEZS; TSX: AEZ) (the "Company"), a global biopharmaceutical company focused on endocrine therapy and oncology, is pleased to announce the appointment of Pierre Lapalme to its Board of Directors. A seasoned professional in the pharmaceutical industry, Mr. Lapalme has over the course of his career held numerous senior management positions in various global life sciences companies. He is former Senior Vice-President, Sales and Marketing for Ciba-Geigy (which subsequently became Novartis) and former Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Rhone-Poulenc Pharmaceuticals Inc. in Canada and in North America, as well as Executive Vice-President and Chief Executive Officer of Rhone-Poulenc-Rorer Inc. North America (now sanofi aventis), where he supervised the development, manufacturing and sales of prescription products in North and Central America. Mr. Lapalme served on the Board of the National Pharmaceutical Council USA and was a Board member of the Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association of Canada, where he played a leading role in reinstituting patent protection for pharmaceuticals. Until recently, he was Board member and Chairman of the Board of Sciele Pharma Inc. which was acquired by Shionogi and Co. Ltd. Mr. Lapalme is currently Chairman of the Board of Biomarin, Inc. He studied at the University of Western Ontario and at INSEAD, France.

"Mr. Lapalme has a proven track record and extensive background in the pharmaceutical industry", said Juergen Ernst, Executive Chairman of AEterna Zentaris. "We believe that his wealth of experience in drug development as well as in sales and marketing will be of great assistance to us as we focus on bringing our late-stage oncology compounds closer to market."

About AEterna Zentaris Inc.

AEterna Zentaris Inc. is a global biopharmaceutical company focused on endocrine therapy and oncology, with proven expertise in drug discovery, development and commercialization. News releases and additional information are available at

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