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Covance Elects Bradley T. Sheares to Company's Board of Directors
Date:2/19/2009

PRINCETON, N.J., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Covance Inc. (NYSE: CVD) today announced that it has elected Bradley T. Sheares, Ph. D., to its Board of Directors.

Dr. Sheares is former chief executive officer and member of the Board of Directors of Reliant Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a pharmaceutical company that marketed a portfolio of branded cardiovascular medicines. Prior to joining Reliant, he was president of the U.S. Human Health division of Merck and Co., Inc., where he led commercial efforts in the United States for the company's portfolio of prescription medicines for the treatment of chronic and acute diseases. In addition to this role, Dr. Sheares was a member of Merck's management committee, which was responsible for formulating global business strategies, managing operations and setting corporate policies. He joined Merck in 1987 as research fellow in the Merck Research Laboratories, and he held positions of increasing responsibility in Merck until his departure in 2006.

"We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Sheares to our Board of Directors. His scientific background, academic achievements and extensive experience in bringing new medicines to the market will strengthen Covance's ability to provide innovative drug development solutions to our clients, " said Joe Herring, Covance chairman and CEO. "We look forward to leveraging Dr. Sheares' outstanding record of leadership and management, as well as his focus on recruiting top talent, to help our company sustain its leadership position in the industry and continue to provide value to our shareholders and employees."

"Covance has been at the forefront of creating innovative models of outsourcing," said Dr. Sheares. "I am thrilled at the opportunity to be part of such an accomplished group of individuals and to leverage my health care experience in enhan
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