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InterMune Appoints Angus C. Russell to Board of Directors
Date:10/31/2011

BRISBANE, Calif., Oct. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- InterMune, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITMN) today announced that Angus C. Russell, Chief Executive Officer of Shire plc, has been appointed to InterMune's Board of Directors.  Shire is a leading global biopharmaceutical company focused on meeting the needs of the specialist physician.

"Angus Russell has successfully led Shire's evolution to a leading global biopharmaceutical company with expertise in the development and commercialization of specialty medicines," said Dan Welch, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of InterMune.  "We look forward to drawing on his experience as we execute the launch of Esbriet in Europe, prepare to launch Esbriet beyond Europe and advance our other programs targeted on pulmonary and fibrotic diseases."  

Angus Russell has served as Chief Executive Officer at Shire since June 2008.  He is also the Chairman of Shire's Leadership Team and was a lead member of the Shire Management Committee that devised and implemented Shire's long-term, focused business strategy.  Prior to his current role, Mr. Russell was Chief Financial Officer at Shire from 1999 to 2008.  

Previous to joining Shire, Mr. Russell served at ICI, Zeneca, and AstraZeneca for 19 years, most recently as Vice President of Corporate Finance at AstraZeneca PLC.  In that role he was responsible for financial input into merger and acquisition activities, management of tax, legal and finance structure, investor relations, and the management of various financial risks.  Mr. Russell also held a number of positions within Zeneca Group PLC from 1993 until 1999, including Group Treasurer.  He is a chartered accountant, having qualified with Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP).

Mr. Russell is a member of the Board of Directors of Shire and also serves as a Member of
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