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Amicus Therapeutics Announces Transition of John F. Crowley from Chairman and Chief Executive Officer to Executive Chairman
Date:4/18/2011

and has been instrumental in its growth during his six and a half years at the Company," said Mr. Crowley. "He has a strong track record of success throughout his 18-year career in the field of rare disease drug development, having overseen the advancement of novel therapies through development into commercialization. I am confident Matt has the experience and capabilities to lead Amicus during this important time in the Company's history."

Mr. Patterson joined Amicus in December 2004 as Chief Business Officer and became Chief Operating Officer in September 2006. He was recently appointed President in February 2011 in recognition of his significant contributions to the Company's success. Prior to Amicus, Mr. Patterson served in positions of increasing responsibility at biopharmaceutical companies focused on rare disease drug research, development, and commercialization, including BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. and Genzyme Corporation.

Mr. Crowley will serve as Executive Chairman and a member of the Board of Directors until October 2011, with a possible extension for up to three months upon the mutual agreement of Mr. Crowley and the Company.

About Amicus Therapeutics

Amicus Therapeutics is a biopharmaceutical company at the forefront of developing therapies for rare diseases.  The Company is developing orally-administered, small molecule drugs called pharmacological chaperones, a novel, first-in-class approach to treating a broad range of diseases including lysosomal storage disorders and diseases of neurodegeneration. Amicus' lead program is in Phase 3 for the treatment of Fabry disease. 

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