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Pharmacyclics Announces Appointment of New Management Team and Board Director to Accelerate Its Future Growth
Date:2/12/2009

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pharmacyclics, Inc. (Nasdaq: PCYC), a developmental stage biopharmaceutical company with four drug candidates in clinical testing and several late stage preclinical programs, announced today the appointment of a new management team and a new board member.

Robert W. Duggan, our Chairman of the Board, has been appointed CEO of the company after acting as interim CEO for the past five months. Mr. Duggan is considered one of the founders of robotic surgery. He served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Computer Motion, Inc., a computerized surgical systems company, from 1990 to 2003 and Chief Executive Officer from 1997. Computer Motion was acquired by Intuitive Surgical, Inc. in 2003. Mr. Duggan currently serves as a director of Intuitive Surgical, Inc. Mr. Duggan has been a private venture investor for more than 30 years and has participated as a director of, investor in and advisor to numerous small and large businesses in the medical equipment, computer local and wide area network, PC hardware and software distribution, digital encryption, consumer retail goods and outdoor media communication industries. He received the Congressman's Medal of Merit and in 2000 he was named a Knight of the Legion of Honor by President Jacques Chirac. He is a member of the University of California at Santa Barbara Foundation Board of Trustees. Mr. Duggan has been a member of Pharmacyclics' Board of Directors since September 2007.

Glenn C. Rice, Ph.D has been appointed President and COO. Dr. Rice has over 25 years of oncology drug development experience in the biopharmaceutical industry including research, preclinical and clinical trials as well as extensive experience in licensing, partnerships and M&A. He was the CEO and Founder of Bridge Laboratories (a la
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