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David Norton Appointed to TB Alliance's Board of Directors
Date:3/4/2013

NEW YORK, March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- TB Alliance, a not-for-profit organization with the mission of developing better, faster-acting, and affordable TB treatments, announces the election to its Board of Directors of David Norton , former Company Group Chairman of Global Pharmaceuticals for Johnson & Johnson (J&J). Mr. Norton brings to TB Alliance nearly 40 years of experience within the pharmaceutical sector, and is noted for his strategy in charting the growth of J&J's pharmaceuticals group.

"Tuberculosis research is on the verge of delivering incredible breakthroughs," said Mr. Norton. "I am committed to leveraging my experience in global product development and commercialization to enhance the impact of such crucial efforts and help stop the TB pandemic."

Throughout his career, Mr. Norton has helped lead J&J's efforts around research and development, commercial operations, licensing, and acquisitions. Now retired, he serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Savient and recently served as interim CEO. Previously, Mr. Norton served on the Board of Directors of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) and the Alliance for Aging Research.

Dr. Carlos Morel , Chairman of the Board for TB Alliance and Director of the Center for Technological Development in Health (CDTS) of FIOCRUZ, remarked, "Mr. Norton's appointment to the TB Alliance's Board of Directors will expand the organization's knowledge — from developing new TB drug regimens to now ensuring widespread access to them. Mr. Norton's deep experience in shepherding new treatments to global markets will help the TB Alliance achieve its mission."

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