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NGM Biopharmaceuticals Appoints Dr. Arthur D. Levinson, Former Genentech CEO, to its Board of Directors
Date:10/21/2009

ard of Directors of the Broad Institute of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Board of Scientific Consultants of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

Dr. Levinson is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the Irvington Institute's 1999 Corporate Leadership Award in Science, the National Breast Cancer Coalition's Corporate Leadership Award, Institutional Investor's Best Biotech CEO award, Princeton University's James Madison Medal for a distinguished career in scientific research and in biotechnology, Barron's designation as one of "The World's Most Respected CEOs" and the Best Practice Institute's "25 Top CEOs." Dr. Levinson also serves on the board of directors of Apple Inc.

About NGM Biopharmaceuticals

NGM Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. is a privately held drug discovery and development company dedicated to developing transformational medicines that significantly improve human health. NGM has devised a novel discovery platform, relying on human clinical and genetic observations, to identify and validate targets that impact the underlying etiology of disease. The Company's strategy is to focus on mining the complex biological interactions within the neuroendocrine gastrointestinal environment to elucidate the roles of previously unidentified or unexplored hormones, receptors and other metabolic factors that are involved in the systemic regulation of glucose homeostasis and that play causative roles in diseases.

NGM is generating a rich pipeline of new targets that the Company is using to develop novel treatments for metabolic diseases, such as obesity, muscle wasting and cardiovascular disease in addition to diabetes. Founded in 2008, NGM has world-class scientists and an accomplished executive team with broad experience in building and managing biotechnology companies. NGM is headquartered in South San Francisco, California. For more information, please visit the Company's web
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