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PTC Therapeutics Appoints Robert Spiegel, M.D. as Chief Medical Officer
Date:3/30/2011

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J., March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PTC Therapeutics, Inc. (PTC) today announced the appointment of Robert J. Spiegel M.D., FACP as Chief Medical Officer.  Dr. Spiegel served previously as Chief Medical Officer of Schering-Plough.  PTC also announced today the promotion of Jay Barth, M.D. to Vice President of Clinical Development.  

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Dr. Spiegel will report to Stuart W. Peltz, Ph.D., President and CEO of PTC Therapeutics.  "It is an exciting opportunity to be joining PTC at this time in the company's evolution," stated Dr. Spiegel.  "PTC has a broad development pipeline in genetic disorders, oncology, infectious diseases and multiple innovative preclinical programs that will be entering the clinic in the coming years.  Near term, ataluren offers PTC a unique opportunity with the potential to improve the lives of patients with serious, life-threatening rare disorders such as Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy and cystic fibrosis."

While at Schering-Plough, Dr. Spiegel was involved in the filing of over thirty New Drug Applications and interacted with regulatory authorities in the U.S. and globally on a regular basis, serving on the executive committees overseeing all research projects and drug licensing activities.  Dr. Spiegel joined Schering-Plough in 1983 as Director, Clinical Research, progressing through clinical operations as Vice President of Clinical Research, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Clinical Research and then becoming Chief Medical Officer in 1998.  He received his undergraduate degree, cum laude, from Yale University and his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania.  Dr. Spiegel continues to serve on the Board of Directors and Scientific Advisory Committees of a number of companies and is an Advisor at Warburg Pincus.

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