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Avadel Pharmaceuticals PLC (AVDL.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Craig Stapleton

71 2014 Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board

Michael Anderson

68 2012 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Michael Kanan

53 2015 Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Gregory Divis

50 2017 Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer

Phillandas Thompson

42 2013 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Sandra Hatten

59 2015 Senior Vice President - Quality and Regulatory Affairs

David Gusky

40 2015 Chief Accounting Officer, Corporate Controller

Dhiren D'Silva

43 2015 Vice President - Irish and European Operations

David Monteith

52 2014 Vice President - Research & Development

Guillaume Cerutti

50 2011 Independent Director

Francis Fildes

72 2008 Independent Director

Christophe Navarre

58 2014 Independent Director

Benoit van Assche

71 2014 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Craig Stapleton

The Hon. Amb. Craig R. Stapleton serves as Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. He has been a member of Flamel’s Board of Directors since June 2011. Since January 2009, Mr. Stapleton has served as Senior Adviser to Stone Point Capital, a private equity firm. Mr. Stapleton served as United States Ambassador to France from 2005 to 2009. He also served as United States Ambassador to the Czech Republic from 2001 until 2004. Mr. Stapleton served as President of Marsh and McLennan Real Estate Advisors of New York, a commercial real estate firm, from 1982 until 2001. He has been a co-owner of the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team since July 2009 and was a co-owner of the Texas Rangers baseball team from 1989 until 1998. Mr. Stapleton has served on the Board of Directors of Flamel Technologies, S.A. since July 2011 (becoming Chairman of the Board in July 2014). He also has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the George W. Bush Library and Foundation since January 2006, and as a member of the Board of Directors of the National September 11 Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center since January 2009. Mr. Stapleton currently serves as a director of Abercrombie & Fitch Co., an apparel retailer, and as a director of two private companies: Carlile Bancshares, Inc., which invests in U.S. community banks, and C3/CustomerContactChannels, a customer contact outsourcing business. Based on his experiences as an Ambassador, and as a Chairman and director of several public and private companies, Ambassador Stapleton brings to the Board and the Compensation, Audit, and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees over 40 years of experience.

Michael Anderson

Mr. Michael S. Anderson serves as Chief Executive Officer, Director of Flamel Technologies S.A. He has been a member of Avadel’s Board since June 2012. Mr. Anderson has been Chief Executive Officer of Avadel since March 2012. Prior to joining Avadel, Mr. Anderson was Chief Executive Officer of Éclat Pharmaceuticals LLC since its creation in November 2010 until it was acquired by Avadel in March 2012. Before his employment at Éclat, Mr. Anderson was President and CEO of the generic business division of KV Pharmaceuticals, an executive at ETHEX Corporation and President and CEO of Ther-Rx Corporation, a leader in women’s healthcare. Mr. Anderson also has worked for Schein Pharmaceuticals and started his career at A.H Robins. Based on his experience as seasoned and disciplined executive in the pharmaceutical industry, Mr. Anderson brings to the Board over 46 years of experience.

Michael Kanan

Mr. Michael F. Kanan serves as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of the Company since October 2015. Prior to joining Avadel, Mr. Kanan was employed by Sigma-Aldrich Corp. from April 2009 until November 2015, where he served as Vice President Finance, Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer of Sigma-Aldrich from April 2009 until November 2015. Sigma-Aldrich is a life science and high technology company which was acquired by Merck KGaA, a health care, life science and performance materials company based in Germany, in November 2015. Mr. Kanan began his career at the international accounting firm Deloitte & Touche, and also held accounting and finance leadership positions with Hutchinson Group, a subsidiary of Total S.A., and Meritor, a global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking and aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicle and industrial markets. Mr. Kanan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from Michigan State University and became a CPA in 1987.

Gregory Divis

Mr. Gregory J. Divis, serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer of the Company since January 2017. Mr. Divis brings to this role more than 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, and is responsible for managing commercial strategy and execution across all of the Company’s portfolio products. Prior to joining Avadel, Mr. Divis served as an Operating Partner for Linden Capital, a middle-market healthcare-focused private equity firm from June 2015 to December 2016. Prior to Linden Capital, from June 2010 to November 2014 Mr. Divis was the President and Chief Executive Officer of K-V Pharmaceutical Company (“K-V”), a company engaged in the development of proprietary drug delivery systems and formulation technologies. On August 4, 2012, K-V and certain of its subsidiaries filed voluntary petitions for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code and, on September 16, 2013, successfully emerged pursuant to a plan of reorganization. Following bankruptcy, K-V changed its name to Lumara Health, Inc., strengthened its business and engaged in a series of transactions culminating in its acquisition by AMAG Pharmaceuticals in November 2014. Mr. Divis has also held such notable roles as President, Ther-Rx Corporation, Vice-President, Business Development & Lifecycle Management at Sanofi-Aventis and Vice-President and General Manager, UK and Ireland, for Schering-Plough Corporation. Mr. Divis is a graduate of the University of Iowa.

Phillandas Thompson

Mr. Phillandas T. Thompson serves as Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of the Company. He has been Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Avadel since November 2013. Before joining Avadel, Mr. Thompson was employed from January 2012 until November 2013 at West-Ward Pharmaceutical Corp. as Vice President, Legal Affairs, from January 2010 until November 2011 at Paddock Laboratories, Inc. as Vice President, General Counsel, from April 2006 until January 2010 at KV Pharmaceutical Co as Vice President, Strategic Business Transactions and Assistant General Counsel, and from October 2002 until March 2006 at Barr Laboratories, Inc. as Associate General Counsel. Prior to his employment with Barr Laboratories, Mr. Thompson was a corporate associate at White & Case, LLP. Mr. Thompson is a member of the New York Bar, the Missouri Bar, and the Minnesota Bar and has several other professional affiliations. Mr. Thompson earned a B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis and is also a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School (Juris Doctor) and the University of Michigan Business School (Master of Business Administration).

Sandra Hatten

Ms. Sandra L. Hatten serves as Senior Vice President - Quality and Regulatory Affairs of the Company. Ms. Hatten was appointed Senior Vice President of Quality and Regulatory Affairs of Avadel in June 2015. Prior to joining Avadel, Ms. Hatten was employed from October 2010 to June 2015 by Mallinckrodt, plc, a global specialty biopharmaceutical company, where she served as Senior Vice President of Quality and Regulatory Compliance from February 2014 until June 2015. From October 2010 until September 2012, Ms. Hatten was employed by Mallinckrodt, as Director and Sr. Director of Quality. From September 2012 until February 2014, Ms. Hatten held the position of Vice President, Quality and Regulatory Compliance with Mallinckrodt. Ms. Hatten has more than 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, during which she has held leadership roles in quality and operations for branded as well as generic drug manufacturers, where she has been responsible for establishing and implementing broad-based quality programs across multiple sites. Ms. Hatten holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia.

David Gusky

Mr. David P. Gusky serves as Chief Accounting Officer, Corporate Controller of the Company December 2015. Prior to joining Avadel, Mr. Gusky was employed by Sigma-Aldrich Corp. from May 2006 until November 2015, where he served as Director of Financial Planning & Analysis of Sigma-Aldrich from November 2013 until November 2015. Sigma-Aldrich is a life science and high technology company which was acquired by Merck KGaA, a health care, life science and performance materials company based in Germany, in November 2015. Mr. Gusky began his career at the international accounting firm Deloitte & Touche, and also held finance management positions with Solutia, Inc., a global manufacturer of performance materials and specialty chemicals. Mr. Gusky holds Bachelors of Science degrees in Accountancy and Finance and a Masters of Accountancy from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Dhiren D'Silva

Mr. Dhiren D'Silva, serves as Vice President - Irish and European Operations of the Company since September 2015. Prior to joining Avadel, Mr. D’Silva was employed from August 2013 to September 2015 at NPS Pharmaceuticals Inc., a biopharmaceutical company engaged in developing therapies for patients with rare diseases; NPS was acquired by an affiliate of Shire plc in January 2015. Mr. D’Silva held the position of Senior Director of International Business Operations at NPS. Prior to his employment with NPS, Mr. D’Silva was employed from January 2008 to July 2013 at Catalent Pharma Solutions Inc. a drug delivery provider located in Somerset, New Jersey, as Director of Business Development for its Product Ventures Group, focusing on the development and out-licensing of ANDA’s. He holds an MBA from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium) as well as a BA in Economics from St. Xavier’s College in Mumbai, India affiliated to the University of Mumbai.

David Monteith

Dr. David Monteith, serves as Vice President - Research & Development of the Company since October 2014. Prior to joining Avadel, Dr. Monteith was employed from 2009 to 2014 at Merck & Co., Inc., a global healthcare solutions company, where he held the position of Associate Vice President of Pharmaceutical Development for Emerging Markets. From 2000 to 2009, Dr. Monteith was employed by Schering-Plough Corporation, a pharmaceutical company that merged with Merck & Co., Inc. in November 2009 in various positions from Associate Director, Pharmaceutical Development to Senior Director, Product Value Enhancement. With over 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, Dr. Monteith has held senior leadership roles in the areas of drug delivery and pharmaceutical drug product development. Dr. Monteith is a graduate in Pharmacy from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow where he also obtained his Ph.D. from the Department of Pharmaceutics. He later also received an MBA from the University of Warwick, UK.

Guillaume Cerutti

Mr. Guillaume Cerutti serves as Independent Director of Flamel Technologies SA. Mr. Cerutti has been a member of Flamel’s Board since June 2011. Mr. Cerutti was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sotheby’s France, which operates art auction and private sale businesses, a position he has held from September 2007 to August 2015. In the same field of activity, he will join in September 2016 Christies, as President for Europe, Middle East, Russia and India. From June 2004 until August 2007, Mr. Cerutti was the CEO of the French Directorate General for Competition, Consumer Affairs and Repression of Fraud (Ministry of Finance and Economy). From 1996 to 2001, Mr Cerutti was managing director of the Centre Pompidou (Paris), one of the most important modern and contemporary art museums in the world. From 1991 to 1995, he was a member of the Inspection Générale des Finances, the internal audit department of the French Ministry for Finance and the Economy. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of the ‘Institut de Financement du Cinéma et des Industries Culturelles’, which offers guarantees and loans for cultural industries. Based on his experience as a CEO and his strong financial background, Mr. Cerutti brings to the Board and the Audit and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees over 20 years of experience.

Francis Fildes

Dr. Francis J.T Fildes, Ph.D., serves as Independent Director of Flamel Technologies SA., since 2008. He has been a member of Avadel’s Board since February 2008. Dr. Fildes was Managing Director of Fildes Partners Ltd , a management consultancy business to the bio-pharmaceutical and healthcare industries, which he founded in September 2002 and held until November 2014. Prior to this, Dr. Fildes held the position of Senior Vice President: Head of Global Drug Development for AstraZeneca a global pharmaceutical company, from April 1999 until December 2002. Since leaving AstraZeneca, Dr. Fildes has also been a Director of ProStrakan Pharmaceuticals plc and Keryx Inc, both public biopharmaceutical companies and Strakan Ltd, Proskelia SA and Pyramed Pharma, three privately funded bio-pharmaceutical Companies. Dr. Fildes is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. Based on his experience as an executive, a director and consultant in the pharmaceutical industry, Dr. Fildes brings to the Board and the Compensation and Audit Committees over 40 years of experience.

Christophe Navarre

Mr. Christophe Navarre serves as Independent Director of the Company. He has been a member of Flamel’s Board since June 2014. Since May 1997, Mr. Navarre has been Chief Executive Officer of Moët Hennessy, the Wines and Spirits division of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA, a worldwide luxury brands company. Mr. Navarre is also a board member of the Comité Colbert, a luxury brand trade association, a member of the Heineken Advisory Board, and President of the Fédération des Exportateurs de Vins et Spiritueux de France, the French wine export association. He is an Officer of the French Legion of Honor, a Commandeur de l’Ordre du Mérite Agricole and an Officier de l’Ordre de la Couronne in Belgium. Based on his experiences as a successful business leader and board member of public and private companies, Mr. Navarre brings to the Board and the Compensation and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees over 34 years of experience.

Benoit van Assche

Mr. Benoit van Assche serves as Independent Director of the Company. has been a member of Avadel’s Board since June 2014. Mr. Van Assche is a member of the international jury that assists the government of the Walloon Region in its policy towards clusters of competitiveness, in particular the BioWin health cluster, a position he has held since December 2006. From 1985 to 2005 he served as member of the Executive Committee of UCB Pharma, with responsibility for the worldwide pharmaceutical and chemical business. Prior to this he worked in international roles for Alcon and Baxter. He has been Director and Chairman of Bone Therapeutics, a biotech company specialized in cell therapy for bone diseases, from April 2008 until June 2013 and Executive Chairman and Director of Armonea, a chain of nursing homes and senior service residences from May 2008 until December 2012. From 2004 to 2006 Mr. Van Assche served as a board member and Chairman of Essenscia, the federation of chemical activities and life sciences in Belgium. Based on his experience as a director and senior executive in the chemical, pharmaceutical and healthcare industries, Mr. Van Assche brings to the Board and the Compensation, Audit, and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees over 40 years of experience.