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Amarin Announces Completion of the First Tranche of $60 Million Private Placement
Date:5/22/2008

ht members, to better reflect its stage of development. As a result, Mr. Alan Cooke and Dr. Declan Doogan have also retired from the Board. Mr. Cooke's and Dr. Doogan's executive roles as President and Chief Operating Officer and Head of Research and Development, respectively, are unchanged.

Following the closing of this first tranche of the financing, Amarin has 27,046,716 Ordinary Shares in issue. Cowen and Company LLC acted as the lead placement agent for the transaction, with Rodman & Renshaw LLC acting as co-placement agent.

Amarin's Board now comprises Mr. Thomas Lynch, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer; Dr. William Mason, Lead Independent Director; Dr. John Climax; Mr. Anthony Russell-Roberts; Dr. James Healy; Dr. Carl Gordon; Dr. Eric Aguiar and Dr. Srinivas Akkaraju.

Short biographies of the new directors follow:

James Healy, M.D., Ph.D., joined Sofinnova Ventures as a General Partner in 2000. Dr. Healy was a founding investor and board member of Cellective (acquired by MedImmune), CoTherix (acquired by Actelion), Novacea, and Intermune. He also serves on the boards of directors of several private companies. In the pharmaceutical industry Dr. Healy held positions at Bayer Pharmaceuticals (Miles) and ISTA Pharmaceuticals prior to its initial public offering. He began his private equity career at Sanderling. Dr. Healy earned B.A.s in Molecular Biology and Scandinavian Studies from the University of California at Berkeley, where he graduated with Distinction in General Scholarship, Honors, and received a Departmental Citation. He received his M.D. from Stanford University's School of Medicine through the Medical Scientist Training Program, and earned his Ph.D. in Immunology from Stanford University, where he was a Beckman Scholar and received a bursary award from the Novartis Foundation. Dr. Healy teaches a course on entrepreneurship at Stanford University, and is an active member of the BIO-NVCA Working Group.

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