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Horizon Therapeutics Announces Senior Management Appointments
Date:1/6/2009

SKOKIE, Ill., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Horizon Therapeutics, Inc., a privately held biopharmaceutical company, today announced the appointment of Amy Grahn to vice president, clinical operations and Iain Duncan to senior vice president of operations.

"Amy and Iain bring valuable operations experience that is vital as we prepare regulatory filings in the U.S. and Europe and move forward with the anticipated commercialization of our lead product candidate, HZT-501," said Timothy P. Walbert, president and chief executive officer. "During their respective careers, Amy and Iain have been instrumental in the growth of start-up as well as established biotech and pharmaceutical companies and their leadership will be an important part of Horizon's future growth."

Ms. Grahn has more than 20 years pharmaceutical industry experience spanning pre-clinical research to sales, with a primary focus on clinical operations. Ms. Grahn was most recently vice president of clinical operations at MedGenesis Therapeutix Inc. in British Columbia, Canada where she was responsible for strategic planning, development and implementation of clinical and pre-clinical development plans for therapeutic agents delivered via the MedGenesis convection-enhanced delivery (CED) platform.

During her career, Ms. Grahn has held various senior level positions at Neopharm, Inc., Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc., G.D. Searle & Company and Abbott Laboratories.

At Horizon, Ms. Grahn will lead all clinical operations activities. Ms. Grahn has a master's degree in biochemistry from Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago and a bachelor's degree in chemistry and biology from Knox College in Galesburg, Ill.

Mr. Duncan has more than 20 years executive-level management experience in international, general and operations management. Mr. Duncan was a co-founder of Corus Pharma, I
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