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Agenus Inc (AGEN.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Garo Armen

65 1994 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, Founder

Alexander Duncan

2017 Chief Technology Officer and Head - Research

Christine Klaskin

52 2018 Principal Accounting Officer

Evan Kearns

2018 Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Karen Valentine

45 2015 General Counsel, Chief Legal Officer

Christian Cortis

50 2018 Chief Strategy Officer and Head - Finance

Robert Stein

66 2017 Senior Research & Development Advisor

Brian Corvese

60 2007 Independent Director

Wadih Jordan

83 2003 Independent Director

Ulf Wiinberg

59 2016 Independent Director

Timothy Wright

60 2015 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Garo Armen

Dr. Garo H. Armen, Ph.D., is the founder, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Agenus Inc. Dr. Armen is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Agenus Inc., which he co-founded in 1994. Dr. Armen brings to our Board a deep historical and practical knowledge of the business of the Company and its technologies, as well as years of expertise in the financial and biopharmaceutical arenas. From mid-2002 through 2004, he was Chairman of the Board of Directors for the biopharmaceutical company Elan Corporation, plc which he helped restructure. Dr. Armen currently serves as non-executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Protagenic Therapeutics, Inc., a publicly held biotechnology company. Dr. Armen is also the founder and Chairman of the Children of Armenia Fund, a philanthropic organization established in 2000 that is dedicated to the positive development of the children and youth of rural Armenia. He holds a Ph.D. degree in physical organic chemistry from the City University of New York.

Alexander Duncan

Dr. Alexander Duncan is the Chief Technology Officer and Head of Research of Agenus Inc.

Christine Klaskin

Ms. Christine M. Klaskin is the Principal Accounting Officer of Agenus Inc. Ms. Klaskin has been Vice President, Finance since October 2006. Since joining Agenus Inc. in 1996 as finance manager, Ms. Klaskin has held various positions within the finance department and has been involved in all equity and debt offerings of the Company including its IPO. Ms. Klaskin is currently a member of the board of directors of American DG Energy Inc. Prior to joining Agenus, Ms. Klaskin was employed by Arthur Andersen as an audit manager. Ms. Klaskin received her Bachelor of Accountancy from The George Washington University.

Evan Kearns

Mr. Evan Kearns is the Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of Agenus Inc, effective as of July 12, 2018. He first joined the Company in 2014 and previously served as the Company’s Vice President, Associate General Counsel. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Kearns was with the law firm of Goodwin Procter LLP in Boston, MA, where he advised public and private companies in domestic and international transactions on corporate and securities law matters, merger, acquisition and financing transactions, corporate governance, and other general corporate matters. Mr. Kearns received a B.A. degree from Colby College magna cum laude and a J.D. degree from the University of Toledo College of Law magna cum laude.

Karen Valentine

Ms. Karen Higgins Valentine is the General Counsel, Chief Legal Officer of Agenus Inc. From January 2008 to September 2015, Ms. Valentine was Vice President and General Counsel and also has served as Secretary since 2007 and Chief Compliance Officer of the Company since 2008. Prior to joining Agenus Inc. in 2004, Ms. Valentine was an associate in the biotechnology practice of Palmer & Dodge LLP (now Locke Lorde). Ms. Valentine is currently a member of the board of directors of the Northeast Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel. Ms. Valentine graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience from Colgate University, and received her law degree, magna cum laude, from Boston University School of Law.

Christian Cortis

Mr. Christian Cortis is the Chief Strategy Officer and Head of Finance of Agenus Inc. Dr. Cortis originally joined the Company in April 2015 as Vice President, Strategic Alliances and External Research. In this role, Dr. Cortis was responsible for progressing partnerships that complimented the Company’s R&D capabilities and pipeline, and he helped lead our acquisitions of PhosImmune Inc. and our antibody manufacturing pilot plant from Xoma Corporation. In January 2016, Dr. Cortis was promoted to the position of Vice President, Business Development, where he was responsible for all of the Company’s business development activities. In September 2017, Dr. Cortis became our Chief Strategy Officer and was responsible for all corporate strategy. Prior to joining the Company, Dr. Cortis was Head of Business Development for Synta Pharmaceuticals Corp. from June 2011 to April 2015, and prior to that he was a Principal with Advanced Technology Ventures. In total, Dr. Cortis brings 20 years of business development, venture capital and strategic planning experience to the Company. Dr. Cortis earned a B.Sc. from McGill University, and he holds a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Chemistry from Columbia University.

Robert Stein

Dr. Robert B. Stein, M.D., Ph.D., is the Senior Research & Development Advisor of Agenus Inc. Dr. Stein is the President - Research & Development of the company. Dr. Stein was longer Chief Scientific Officer of Agenus Inc. Dr. Stein leads our Research, Preclinical Development and Translational Medicine functions and helps shape our clinical development strategy for the Prophage Series vaccines and HerpV. In addition, he is leading the integration of 4-Antibody into our business. Dr. Stein brings over 30 years of experience and accomplishments in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry to the Agenus leadership team. Over the course of his career Dr. Stein has played a pivotal role in bringing eight drugs to the market including Sustiva, Fablyn, Viviant, PanRetin, TargRetin, Promacta, & Eliquis. Prior to joining Agenus he held a number of senior management positions including Chief Scientific Officer & Senior Vice President of Research for Ligand Pharmaceuticals, Executive Vice President of Research & Preclinical Development for Dupont Merck, President and Chief Scientific Officer for Incyte Pharmaceuticals, President of Roche Palo Alto and CEO of KineMed. Dr. Stein spent the early part of his career at Merck, Sharp and Dohme Research Laboratories.

Brian Corvese

Mr. Brian Corvese is an Independent Director of Agenus Inc. Since 1999, Mr. Corvese has been the President and Founder of Vencor Capital (“Vencor”), a private equity firm with telecommunications and technology investments in the Middle East and Mediterranean regions. Prior to working at Vencor, Mr. Corvese worked on investments in the U.S. and global equity markets as a Managing Director and partner at Soros Fund Management, the largest hedge fund in the world at the time. From 1988 to 1996, Mr. Corvese was a partner at Chancellor Capital Management (“Chancellor”), a $25 billion money management firm. While at Chancellor, Mr. Corvese was a Portfolio Manager with responsibility for investments made in basic industries, restructurings, and special situations, corporate governance investments, as well as founded and managed his own hedge fund. From 1981 to 1988, Mr. Corvese was with Drexel Burnham Lambert (“Drexel”) as an equity analyst following the chemical and specialty chemical industries and participated in a significant number of merger and acquisition activities. While at Drexel Mr. Corvese was a member of the top chemical and specialty chemical research team, as ranked by Institutional Investor. Mr. Corvese currently serves on the Board of Directors of the National Telecommunications Corporation, based in Cairo, Egypt. Mr. Corvese earned degrees in finance and political science from The University of Rhode Island and attended New York University Graduate School. With over 30 years of experience in the financial industry, Mr. Corvese brings substantial financial expertise to our Board.

Wadih Jordan

Mr. Wadih Jordan is an Independent Director of Agenus Inc. Mr. Jordan was most recently the founder and President of NearEast Enterprise, L.L.C. from 2011 to April 2015, a company that marketed pharmaceuticals in Near East markets, including Lebanon, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and the Gulf countries. From 1995 to 2011, Mr. Jordan served as the President of NearEast Pharma LLC, a company that provided pharmaceutical, biotechnology and equipment for pharmaceutical industries to the Near East and Middle East markets. From 1993 to 1995, Mr. Jordan served as a Vice President of Cyanamid International, a research-based life sciences company, and from 1976 to 1993, Mr. Jordan served as a Managing Director within Cyanamid International. Since December 2003, Mr. Jordan has been a trustee of the Board of Directors of the Lebanese American University, located in Beirut, Lebanon, and incorporated under the Board of Regents in New York State. Mr. Jordan received a bachelor’s degree in agriculture at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon, and a certificate in international business from Columbia University. Mr. Jordan brings to our Board years of expertise in both the biotechnology/pharmaceutical and international arenas.

Ulf Wiinberg

Mr. Ulf Wiinberg is an Independent Director of Agenus Inc. Mr. Wiinberg has almost 20 years of senior leadership experience, most recently serving as Chief Executive Officer of H. Lundbeck A/S (“Lundbeck”) from June 2008 to December 2014. Lundbeck is a global pharmaceutical company developing and marketing treatments for psychiatric and neurological disorders. He previously served on the boards of several health care industry associations and held multiple executive roles at Wyeth, one of the world’s largest research-driven pharmaceutical companies that was acquired by Pfizer in 2009. He served as President of Wyeth Europe, Africa and Middle East; President of Consumer Healthcare; Managing Director of Wyeth UK, and in various commercial positions. Mr. Wiinberg currently serves on the boards of UCB SA, a global biopharmaceutical company based in Belgium, Avillion LLP (Chairman), a London-based drug development company, Hansa Medical AB (Chairman), a Swedish biopharmaceutical company, and Alfa Laval AB, a Swedish industrial company. Mr. Wiinberg brings to our Board years of experience in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and healthcare industries internationally.

Timothy Wright

Mr. Timothy R. Wright is an Independent Director of Agenus Inc. Mr. Wright has been the Executive Vice President, Business Development, Strategy and Innovation at Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd since April 2015. Mr. Wright also serves as chairman of The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center Drug Development Institute, and director of the Ohio State University Innovation Foundation. From July 2011 to July 2012, Mr. Wright served as Chairman, Interim CEO, and a member of the Board of Directors of Curaxis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, a research based company dedicated to finding cures for age-related diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease and cancer. Prior to Mr. Wright’s tenure at Curaxis, the company had been experiencing financial difficulties and, as a result, Curaxis filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in July 2012. Prior to that, Mr. Wright served as President of the Imaging Solutions and Pharmaceutical Products Sector of Covidien. Mr. Wright brings to our Board over 29 years of global pharmaceutical industry experience in general management, product development, and commercialization as well as business restructuring and transaction experience. Beginning in April 2004, Mr. Wright was interim CEO, President and a member of the Board of Directors of AAI Pharma, a hybrid pharmaceutical, drug delivery/manufacturing, and global clinical research organization. Upon the sale of AAI Pharma’s pharmaceutical assets to Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals Inc., Mr. Wright transitioned to Chief Operating Officer at Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals Inc., a role he maintained until May 2006. Mr. Wright was also President of Elan Bio-Pharmaceuticals and has held several senior management positions with Cardinal Health Inc. and Dupont Merck Pharmaceutical Company. Over his career, Mr. Wright has served on nine Boards of Directors, five in North America and four in Europe and Asia. Mr. Wright earned his bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Garo Armen

3,769,680

Alexander Duncan

858,237

Christine Klaskin

497,477

Evan Kearns

--

Karen Valentine

870,190

Christian Cortis

--

Robert Stein

1,043,010

Brian Corvese

316,962

Wadih Jordan

212,471

Ulf Wiinberg

242,113

Timothy Wright

306,249
As Of  31 Dec 2017