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Sangamo BioSciences Nominates Thomas G. Wiggans to Its Board of Directors
Date:4/28/2008

RICHMOND, Calif., April 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sangamo BioSciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: SGMO), a leader in the research and development of novel zinc finger DNA-binding proteins (ZFPs) for therapeutic gene regulation and modification, announced today the nomination of Thomas G. Wiggans to the company's Board of Directors.

Mr. Wiggans most recently served as Chief Executive Officer of Connetics Corporation, a biotechnology company, from 1994, and as Chairman of the Board from January 2006, until December 2006 when Connetics Corporation was acquired by Stiefel Laboratories, Inc. He remains an advisor to Steifel Laboratories. From 1992 to 1994, Mr.Wiggans served as President and Chief Operating Officer of CytoTherapeutics. From 1980 to 1992, he served in various positions at Ares-Serono Group, a pharmaceutical company, including President of its U.S. pharmaceutical operations and Managing Director of its U.K. pharmaceutical operations. Mr. Wiggans currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Peplin, Inc, as a member of the Board of Directors of Onyx Pharmaceuticals Inc., the Board of Overseers of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and the Board of Trustees of the University of Kansas Endowment Association. In addition, he is Chairman of the Biotechnology Institute, a non-profit educational organization. Mr. Wiggans received a B.S. in Pharmacy from the University of Kansas and an M.B.A. from Southern Methodist University.

"I am delighted to welcome Tom Wiggans to our Board of Directors," said Edward Lanphier, Sangamo's president and CEO. "Tom's strategic and operational experience as a senior biotechnology industry executive, combined with his outstanding service on multiple life sciences boards, will be invaluable to
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