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John Northcott Joins Lexicon as Vice President of Marketing, Commercial Strategy and Operations
Date:6/18/2013

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: LXRX), a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering breakthrough treatments for human disease, announced today that John Northcott has joined the company as its vice president of marketing, commercial strategy, and operations. Mr. Northcott brings extensive commercial experience to Lexicon, including both pre-launch planning and on-market commercialization across a variety of therapeutic areas.

Mr. Northcott has held commercial roles in both U.S. and Global marketing for Avastin® with Genentech and the Roche Group, having most recently served as International Business Leader for Avastin, leading global product strategy initiatives in oncology. In addition, Mr. Northcott has experience in a variety of therapeutic areas from previous commercial positions at other pharmaceutical companies including Merck and Pfizer.

In this new position, Mr. Northcott will develop the commercial functions for Lexicon and lead the commercialization of Lexicon's products, with initial focus on telotristat etiprate for carcinoid syndrome. The creation of the position reflects the progress of the company's drug development pipeline and is part of its plan to commercialize one or more drugs in specialty indications. Lexicon is progressing with enrollment in the pivotal Phase 3 trial of telotristat etiprate in carcinoid syndrome, which has Orphan and Fast Track status from the FDA as well as Orphan status in Europe. In addition, Lexicon is proceeding with preparations for the initiation of Phase 3 clinical trials of LX4211 in type 2 diabetes and is completing the Phase 2 program of LX1033 in irritable bowel syndrome.

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