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Rib-X Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Appoints Tony Zook of MedImmune to Board of Directors
Date:9/16/2009

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Rib-X Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of novel drugs for the treatment of multi-antibiotic resistant infections, today announced that Tony Zook has been appointed to the Company's Board of Directors, succeeding Joseph Amprey, MD, Ph.D.

Mr. Zook is President of MedImmune, Chief Executive Officer of AstraZeneca North America, and Executive Vice President of Global Marketing AstraZeneca. MedImmune was acquired by AstraZeneca in June 2007. As Chief Executive Officer of AstraZeneca North America, Mr. Zook oversees AstraZeneca's business in the region, including MedImmune, the AstraZeneca US Business and the AstraZeneca Canadian Business.

A seasoned executive with more than twenty five years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, Mr. Zook has been CEO of AstraZeneca US since 2006. He has held various sales and marketing positions in the organization, most recently serving as senior vice president for commercial operations. In that role, Zook was responsible for the company's marketing and sales organizations throughout the US. Mr. Zook joined AstraZeneca USA in 1997 and began his career in 1983 at Berlex Laboratories, where he held both sales and marketing positions.

Mr. Zook earned an associate's degree in chemical engineering from Pennsylvania State University and a bachelor's degree in biology from Frostburg University. He is a member of the board for First State Innovation, the Pennsylvania Division of the American Cancer Society and a member of the Board of Trustees for the Healthcare Leadership Council.

"As the most recent appointment to the Rib-X board, we are looking forward to working with Tony during this exciting time in the company's growth," said Dr. Susan Froshauer, President and Chief Executive Officer, Rib-X. "Tony brings years of sales a
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