Artios Pharma Appoints Pierre Legault as Chairman of its Board of Directors

26th February 2018

Industry leader who brings over 35 years of experience in developing successful pharmaceutical companies

Cambridge UK, 26 February 2018 – Artios Pharma, a leading DNA Damage Response (DDR) company developing innovative new treatments for cancer, today announces the appointment of Pierre Legault MBA, CA, CPA as Chairman of its Board of Directors, with immediate effect. Pierre, who is based in the US, is a highly accomplished leader in the global biopharmaceutical industry with over 35 years’ experience leading companies through high phases of growth to deliver significant shareholder value.

Pierre’s previous roles include Chief Executive Officer of Prosidion Ltd., Chief Financial Officer of OSI Pharmaceuticals and he also served as President, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer at various legacy companies of the Sanofi-Aventis group.

He is currently serving as the Chairman of the Board of Poxel (France), and is a Director on the Boards of Syndax Pharmaceuticals (US), ARMO BioSciences (US) and Clementia Pharmaceuticals (US). Prior Board and executive positions include Forest Laboratories, Tobira Therapeutics, NPS Pharmaceuticals, Regado Biosciences, Iroko Pharmaceuticals, Cyclacel Pharmaceuticals, Eckerd Pharmacy and Nephrogenex (where he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer).

“We are delighted to welcome Pierre to Artios, where his track record of strong leadership and Board experience, together with his broad global network, will be hugely valuable to the company as we position ourselves as a world leading DDR company. Pierre has extensive experience in growing both public and private companies, successfully developing them from early discovery stage through to commercialization in multiple geographies.”

Dr. Niall Martin, Chief Executive Officer

“I am delighted to have joined Artios at this important juncture as it advances its highly innovative pipeline towards the clinic in a growing market for DDR targeted therapies. I welcome the opportunity to work with an outstanding management team, which is supported by a strong Board and investor syndicate, to bring novel breakthrough DDR targeted therapies to cancer patients, while also creating value for investors.”

Mr. Pierre Legault, Chairman of the Board of Directors