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Savient Announces the Election of Robert G. Savage to its Board of Directors
Date:12/5/2012

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Dec. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Savient Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: SVNT) today announced that Robert (Bob) G. Savage has been elected to the Company's Board of Directors, effective December 5, 2012.

"Bob is a proven leader with an exceptional track record of success, and we are fortunate to have a pharmaceutical executive with such a wealth of experience join our Board of Directors," stated Stephen O. Jaeger, Chairman of Savient's Board of Directors.

Mr. Savage is currently President and CEO of Strategic Imagery LLC, a consulting company of which he is the principal.  Previously, Mr. Savage was Group Vice President and President of the Worldwide General Therapeutics & Inflammation Business of Pharmacia Corporation from 2002 until its acquisition by Pfizer, Inc. in 2003.  Prior to that role, he held several senior positions with Johnson & Johnson, including Worldwide Chairman of the Pharmaceuticals Group, Company Group Chairman for the North American pharmaceuticals business, President of Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceuticals and Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Earlier in his career, he served in a variety of senior marketing, operations, business development and strategic planning positions for Hoffmann-La Roche, Inc.  Mr. Savage currently serves as a director of EpiCept Corporation, Nuovo Biologics and The Medicines Company.  Mr. Savage received a B.S. in Biology from Upsala College and an M.B.A. from Rutgers University.

"Given Bob's extensive experience in domestic and international marketing, business development and operations, we are confident that he will immediately prove to be an invaluable addition to the board and as an advisor to our senior management team especially in light of the anticipated approval and launch of KRYSTEXXA® in the EU," said Lou Ferrari, President and Chief Executi
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