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Altimmune Inc (ALT.OQ)

ALT.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Mitchel Sayare

70 2018 Chairman of the Board

Vipin Garg

61 2018 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

William Brown

37 2019 Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer

M. Scot Roberts

59 2017 Chief Scientific Officer

David Drutz

80 2018 Independent Director

Philip Hodges

50 2017 Independent Director

Klaus Schafer

68 2017 Independent Director

Ashley Robinson

2017 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Mitchel Sayare

Dr. Mitchel B. Sayare, Ph.D., is Chairman of the Board of the Company. Dr. Sayare became Chairman of the Board in January of 2018 and was appointed Executive Chairman in June 2018. Until 2010, Dr. Sayare served as the Chairman of the Board of public company ImmunoGen, Inc. (a position he had held since 1989). In addition, he served as ImmunoGen’s Chief Executive Officer from 1986 to December 31, 2009, and as its President from 1986 to 1992, and from 1994 to July 2008. Prior to joining ImmunoGen, he served as Vice President of Development of Xenogen from 1982 to 1985. Prior to that he was Assistant Professor of Biophysics and Biochemistry at the University of Connecticut. Dr. Sayare earned a Ph.D. in biochemistry from Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Sayare is a director of Boston IVF, Inc. and Advanced Aesthetic Technologies, Inc., both privately-held companies. Dr. Sayare was chosen to serve as a director of Altimmune because of his substantial experience as a board member and executive officer of biotechnology companies.

Vipin Garg

Dr. Vipin K. Garg has been appointed as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the company effective November 30, 2018. He previously served as President and CEO of Neos Therapeutics, Inc. (“Neos”) from October 2013 to June 2018. Prior to his service at Neos, Dr. Garg served as President and CEO of Tranzyme Pharma, Inc. (“Tranzyme”) (acquired by Ocera Therapeutics, Inc.) from October 2001 to June 2013. Prior to joining Tranzyme, Dr. Garg served as Chief Operating Officer of Apex Bioscience, Inc. (acquired by Curacyte AG of Munich, Germany), and held senior management positions at DNX Bio-Therapeutics, Inc. until its acquisition by Baxter Healthcare Corporation, Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (formerly known as Sepracor Inc., now a subsidiary of Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma), and Bio-Response Inc. (acquired by Baxter Healthcare Corporation). Dr. Garg received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry in 1982 from the University of Adelaide, Australia, and his M.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from IARI Nuclear Research Laboratory, New Delhi, India in 1978.

William Brown

Mr. William Michael Brown is Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer of Company. Since October 2016, Mr. William has been a consultant to several private and public companies in a variety of accounting and tax matters both independently and as the managing partner of Redmont CPAs. Prior to his current roles, Mr. William was an audit manager at PwC in both Montgomery, Alabama (from June 2012 through July 2013) and Denver, Colorado (from November 2014 through September 2016). From August 2013 through October 2014, Mr. William was the Water Heater Division Controller at Rheem Manufacturing, a private company located in Montgomery, Alabama. Mr. William is a CPA licensed in Colorado and Alabama. Mr. William has a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Business Administration from Auburn University at Montgomery.

M. Scot Roberts

Dr. M. Scot Roberts, Ph.D. is Chief Scientific Officer of the Company. Dr. Roberts currently serves as Chief Scientific Officer of the Company. Dr. Roberts joined Altimmune in December 2012 and has nearly 20 years of senior technical leadership experience, most recently at ImQuest BioSciences, Inc., where as Chief Scientific Officer from November 2010 until November 2012, he was responsible for managing scientific operations as well as business development opportunities in cancer and antivirals. Dr. Roberts held key positions at Wellstat Biologics Corporation from August 1996 until October 2010, including Director of Research and Development where he was responsible for a portfolio of biologic candidates in oncology including a clinical stage asset. He also led bioassay development efforts for the company and assumed leadership roles in upstream process development and animal pharmacology while at Wellstat. Dr. Roberts has significant experience in both small molecule and biologics drug development with a focus on viral vectors and antiviral therapies. Dr. Roberts completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the National Cancer Institute, Laboratory of Molecular Virology and has numerous patents and publications in peer-reviewed journals, and has been an invited speaker and Chair at numerous international conferences. Dr. Roberts received his Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences.

David Drutz

Dr. David J. Drutz, M.D., is Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Drutz is the President of Pacific Biopharma Associates, a biopharmaceutical consulting company that he founded in 1999. From 2008-2015, he served variously as Director, CEO, Executive Chairman and Chief Medical Officer of DARA BioSciences (NASDAQ:DARA), an oncology supportive care company located in Raleigh, NC. He served previously as Chairman of Tranzyme (NASDAQ:TZYM; 2000-2010); and Director of MethylGene (TSX:MYG; 2000-2010) and Gentris Corporation (2007-2014). From 1999-2008 he was a general partner with Pacific Rim Ventures, a Tokyo-based venture capital firm. Dr. Drutz’s management experience includes tenures as VP Biological Sciences and VP Clinical Research at Smith Kline & French Laboratories; VP Clinical Development at Daiichi Pharmaceutical Corporation; and CEO of Inspire Pharmaceuticals (1995-1998) and Sennes Drug Innovations (1994-1995). Earlier, Dr. Drutz was Professor of Medicine, Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases, and the founder of the NSF Center for Cell Regulation at the UT Health Science Center, San Antonio. Dr. Drutz received his M.D. from the University of Louisville School of Medicine and postgraduate training in internal medicine and infectious diseases at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, serving subsequently as a research medical officer in the U.S. Navy (LCDR, USNR). He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine; a fellow of the American College of Physicians and the Infectious Diseases Society of America; a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Society for Clinical Investigation; and the author of more than 200 peer-reviewed publications in the area of infectious diseases. Dr. Drutz brings significant experience in biotechnology investment and as a physician to Altimmune’s board of directors.

Philip Hodges

Mr. Philip L. Hodges is Independent Director of the Company. He is Managing Partner of Redmont Capital, a private equity firm located in Birmingham, Alabama, which he joined at its inception in 1997. Redmont Capital is a co-founder of Altimmune. Mr. Hodges’ investment strategy is focused on high-growth small businesses within the health care, life science and technology sectors. He currently serves as a director for several of the firm’s portfolio companies. Mr. Hodges holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the Brock School of Business at Samford University. Mr. Hodges brings significant experience as a life science investor and co-founder to the Company’s board of directors.

Klaus Schafer

Dr. Brig. Gen. (Retd.) Klaus O. Schafer, M.D., MPH, is Independent Director of the Company. He has been a board of directors member since May 2017. He previously held the position of Deputy Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for chemical and biological defense, overseeing the Department’s $1.0 billion program for vaccine, therapeutics, medical device and sensor development against biothreats. He retired from the Air Force as a Brigadier General in the role of Assistant Surgeon General for medical readiness, science and technology. He has managed all aspects of large integrated health care delivery systems, from clinical care, to running clinics and hospitals, managing budgets, professional staffs and large science and technology portfolios. He has private sector business experience in imaging technology, as CEO and co-founder of TessArae LLC, a biotech medical device company. Most recently he held the position of Chief Medical Officer and client executive for health at CACI International. He has been an independent consultant since 2002 and has served as advisory board member to a number of biotech and health related companies. Dr. Schafer earned his Doctor of Medicine and Surgery at the University of Iowa, medical boards in family practice and aerospace medicine in the Air Force, a Master of Public Health at the University of Texas, a Master of Science at the Dwight D. Eisenhower School of National Security and Resource Strategy (affiliated to national defense university). His broad experience base relevant to Altimmune’s core technology makes him an excellent board member candidate.

Ashley Robinson