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MAP Pharmaceuticals Appoints W. James O'Shea to Board of Directors
Date:1/17/2012

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MAP Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: MAPP) today announced the appointment of W. James O'Shea to its Board of Directors. Mr. O'Shea brings to the Board 35 years of healthcare industry experience in product commercialization and operations.

"We are privileged to welcome Jim to our Board of Directors at this exciting time in the Company's development as we focus our efforts on building a commercial infrastructure to support the launch and commercialization of LEVADEX, if approved," said Timothy S. Nelson, president and chief executive officer of MAP Pharmaceuticals. "The depth of Jim's experience in commercializing new pharmaceutical products in specialist markets will provide great value and we look forward to benefitting from his expertise as we advance LEVADEX."

Mr. O'Shea has extensive experience in the healthcare industry, including eight years at Sepracor where he held various roles in operations and commercialization most recently as Vice Chairman and previously as President and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to Sepracor, Mr. O'Shea held several management positions of increasing responsibility in international sales and marketing, including Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing and Medical Affairs for Zeneca Pharmaceuticals, a business unit of Astra Zeneca Plc,. Mr. O'Shea has led the commercial launch of over 10 new products in several therapeutic areas, including migraine and pain.

Mr. O'Shea is a graduate of Liverpool Lord Byron University, where he received an honors degree in applied physics from the Institute of Physics.

About MAP Pharmaceuticals MAP Pharmaceuticals is a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing new therapies to address undermet patient needs in neurology. The Company is developing LEVADEX®, an orally inhaled investigational drug f
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