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MEI Pharma Adds Former YM BioSciences CEO Nick Glover To Board Of Directors
Date:6/11/2013

SAN DIEGO, June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MEI Pharma, Inc. (Nasdaq: MEIP), an oncology company focused on the clinical development of novel therapies for cancer, announced today the appointment of Nick Glover, Ph.D., to its Board of Directors. Dr. Glover was most recently President and Chief Executive Officer of YM BioSciences, an oncology drug development company acquired by Gilead Sciences for $510 million in February 2013. The appointment of Dr. Glover increases MEI Pharma's board to seven members, including six independent directors.

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"Dr. Glover is a natural fit to round out our Board of Directors, adding a wealth of relevant strategic and operational knowledge," said Daniel P. Gold, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of MEI Pharma. "In addition to firsthand experience leading an emerging hematology drug development company, Nick has an extensive background in business development and strong relationships within the life science investment community. We look forward to the benefit of his experience as we execute multiple Phase II clinical trials of Pracinostat in the months ahead and formulate strategies for maximizing its value."

Dr. Glover served as President and Chief Executive Officer of YM BioSciences from November 2010 until the completion of its acquisition by Gilead. YM's lead drug candidate, CYT387, was an orally administered JAK inhibitor being developed for the treatment of myelofibrosis. Previously, Dr. Glover was President and Chief Executive Officer of Viventia Biotech, a biopharmaceutical company involved in the discovery and development of monoclonal antibody-based technologies for the treatment of cancer. Prior to
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