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Rxi Pharmaceuticals Corp (RXII.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Robert Bitterman

65 2013 Independence Chairman of the Board

Geert Cauwenbergh

63 2015 President, Chief Executive Officer, acting Chief Financial Officer, Director

Gerrit Dispersyn

2017 Chief Development Officer

Keith Brownlie

64 2013 Independent Director

H. Paul Dorman

79 2013 Independent Director

Jonathan Freeman

2017 Independent Director

Curtis Lockshin

56 2013 Independent Director

Tamara McGrillen

IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Robert Bitterman

Mr. Robert J. Bitterman is an Independence Chairman of the Board of RXI Pharmaceuticals Corporation. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Bitterman has served as a member and the Chairman of our Board of Directors since 2012. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Bitterman founded Cutanea Life Sciences, Inc. in September 2005 as its President, Chief Executive Officer and Board Director. Cutanea Life Sciences, Inc. focuses on the development and commercialization of proprietary technologies to treat diseased and aging skin and was successfully acquired by Maruho Company, LTD. in February 2012, where Mr. Bitterman has continued his role as President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Bitterman also served as President and General Manager of Dermik Laboratories, the global dermatology strategic business unit of Aventis S.A. from 1994 to 2004. Mr. Bitterman held various positions of increasing responsibility in financial and commercial capacities within Aventis S.A. From September 2004 until April 2005, Mr. Bitterman also held the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of Isolagen, Inc., a publicly traded bioscience technology company which developed and commercialized autologous human fibroblasts targeting soft tissue enhancement. Mr. Bitterman holds an A.B. degree in Economics from The College of the Holy Cross and a Master of Business Administration degree from Boston University. He also holds a Doctor of Human Letters (Honoris Causa) from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine and is a member of the Philadelphia Business Leaders Network. Based on Mr. Bitterman’s significant leadership roles in other bioscience companies, including the role of chief executive officer, his experience with development stage organizations, and his knowledge of dermatology and the pharmaceutical industry, the Nominating and Governance Committee concluded that Mr. Bitterman has the requisite experience, qualifications, attributes and skill necessary to serve as a member of the Board.

Geert Cauwenbergh

Dr. Geert Cauwenbergh, Ph.D. is the President, Chief Executive Officer, acting Chief Financial Officer, Director of RXI Pharmaceuticals Corporation. He was appointed to the Board and was elected as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company in April 2012. Prior to joining us, from June 2011 to April 2012, Dr. Cauwenbergh was active, through his consulting company Phases123 LLC, in advising various small biotech and healthcare companies. From July 2008 to June 2011, Dr. Cauwenbergh was the Chief Executive Officer of Rhei Pharmaceuticals HK Ltd, a Chinese company that licenses western drugs for development and commercialization in China, and Managing Director of the Center for Medical Innovation, a government subsidized center for translational medicine for the Belgian Region of Flanders. Barrier, which focused on dermatology drug development and commercialization, was acquired by Stiefel Laboratories, Inc. in 2008. Prior to founding Barrier, Dr. Cauwenbergh held a number of ascending senior management positions at Johnson & Johnson, where he was employed for 23 years. As Vice President of Research and Development for Johnson & Johnson’s Skin Research Center, he was responsible for the worldwide research and development of all skin care products for the Johnson & Johnson consumer companies. He is a member of the board of directors of Moberg Pharma AB, a Swedish pharmaceutical company. In February 2014, Dr. Cauwenbergh joined the board of directors of Phosphagenics Ltd., an Australian company focused on developing new transdermal delivery systems for pharmaceutical products. Dr. Cauwenbergh currently serves as chairman of the nominating and governance committee of Phosphagenics. In September 2011, Dr. Cauwenbergh also joined the board of directors of Cutanea Life Sciences, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Maruho Company, LTD., which focuses on the development and commercialization of proprietary technologies to treat diseased and aging skin. In 2005,

Gerrit Dispersyn

Dr. Gerrit Dispersyn, Med. Sc. is Chief Development Officer of the Company. Dr. Dispersyn is an accomplished leader in clinical, product and business development. Dr. Dispersyn most recently served as the Vice President, Global Head of Clinical Affairs at Integra LifeSciences Corporation. In this role, Gerrit was responsible for Integra’s global strategy and execution of Clinical Development, Clinical Operations and Medical Affairs projects and a member of Integra’s Senior Management Leadership team, and several of the company’s core teams for M&A projects. Dr. Dispersyn has also been involved in Integra’s research and business activities related to Human Cells, Tissues, and Cellular and Tissue based Products

Keith Brownlie

Mr. Keith L. Brownlie is an Independent Director of RXI Pharmaceuticals Corporation. Since June 18, 2012. Prior to joining us, Mr. Brownlie was employed by the accounting firm Ernst & Young from 1974 to 2010. At Ernst & Young LLP, he served as audit partner for numerous public companies and was the Life Sciences Industry Leader for the New York Metro Area. Mr. Brownlie co-founded the New Jersey Entrepreneur of the Year Program and was co-chair of the BIONJ/PABIO Annual Symposium. Since his retirement from Ernst & Young in 2010, Mr. Brownlie has served as a member of our Board of Directors since June 2012. Prior to joining us, Mr. Brownlie was employed by the accounting firm Ernst & Young LLP from 1974 to 2010. At Ernst & Young, he served as audit partner for numerous public companies and was the Life Sciences Industry Leader for the New York Metro Area. Mr. Brownlie co-founded the New Jersey Entrepreneur of the Year Program and was co-chair of the BIONJ/PABIO Annual Symposium. Since his retirement from Ernst & Young in 2010, Mr. Brownlie currently serves as a member of the board of directors and chairman of the audit committee of Soligenix, Inc., which develops products to treat life-threatening side effects of cancer treatments and serious gastrointestinal diseases and vaccines for certain bioterrorism agents. From 2011 to 2013, Mr. Brownlie also served as a member of the board of directors and served as the chairman of the audit committee of EpiCept Corporation, which focused on the development and commercialization of pharmaceutical products for the treatment of pain and cancer and merged with Immune Pharmaceuticals in August 2013. From 2013 to 2014, Mr. Brownlie was a member of the board of directors and served as the chairman of the audit committee of Cancer Genetics, Inc., an emerging leader in DNA-based cancer diagnostics that personalizes the clinical management of difficult-to-diagnose cancers. Mr. Brownlie received a B.S. in Accounting from Lehigh University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

H. Paul Dorman

Mr. H. Paul Dorman is an Independent Director of RXI Pharmaceuticals Corporation. Mr. Dorman has served as a member of our Board of Directors since April 2013. Mr. Dorman currently serves as the Chairman and CEO of DFB Pharmaceuticals, a holdings company specializing in investing in and operating pharmaceutical businesses. From 1990 to 2012, Mr. Dorman also served as the Chairman and CEO of DPT Laboratories, a contract manufacturer and developer of pharmaceutical products. During that time, Mr. Dorman expanded DPT into a portfolio of healthcare companies that provides services and proprietary branded pharmaceutical products to the global market. Prior to acquiring DPT, Mr. Dorman was employed by Johnson & Johnson for 12 years, where he served in various positions, including Vice President and as a member of the board of directors. Prior to Johnson & Johnson, Mr. Dorman was employed by Baxter-Travenol, a large pharmaceuticals company. Mr. Dorman holds a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Tulane University and a Juris Doctor of Law from Loyola University.

Jonathan Freeman

Dr. Jonathan Freeman, Ph.D., is Independent Director of the company. He has serves as the Chief Business Officer at Vedanta Biosciences, a privately-held company developing a class of drugs that work by modulating the human microbiome, with an initial emphasis in autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. Previously, Dr. Freeman was Senior Vice President, Head of Strategy Development and Portfolio Management at Merck KGaA. During his tenure, Jonathan was responsible for the portfolio and strategic shift that repositioned Merck as a major player in the immuno-oncology space. Prior to that role, he was the Head of Global Business Development and Licensing at Merck executing more than 30 transactions and structured financings. Prior to his roles at Merck, Jonathan served in senior positions at Baxter and Serono, in M&A and, Corporate and Business Development, respectively. Jonathan holds a First Class Honours in Biochemistry and an MA from Cambridge University, UK, a PhD in cancer research from the Imperial Cancer Research Fund (now CRUK), and an MBA with a finance major from Webster University, St. Louis. He held various post-doctoral positions in the Swiss Institute for Cancer Research (ISREC), and the Geneva Medical School (CMU).

Curtis Lockshin

Dr. Curtis A. Lockshin, Ph.D. is an Independent Director of RXI Pharmaceuticals Corporation. Dr. Lockshin has served as a member of our Board of Directors since April 2013. Since July 2015, Dr. Lockshin has served as Chief Executive Officer and Director of SciVac Therapeutics Inc., and its subsidiary SciVac, Ltd., a biologics and vaccine company in Rehovot, Israel, where he has been serving as CEO and Director since September 2014. Dr. Lockshin has also served as the Vice President of Research and Operations of Xenetic Biosciences, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing biologic drugs and novel oncology therapeutics since March 2014 and as the President and CEO of Guardum Pharmaceuticals, LLC, a private pharmaceutical company, since May 2013. From October 2011 to February 2013, Dr. Lockshin served as Vice President of Corporate R&D Initiatives for OPKO Health, Inc., a multinational pharmaceutical and diagnostics company, at which time he then assumed the position of consultant to OPKO until December 2013. From March 2011 until December 2013, Dr. Lockshin served as a member of the board of directors for ChromaDex, Inc., a natural products company engaged in the dietary supplement, food & beverage, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries. From October 2009 to September 2012, Dr. Lockshin served as a member of the board of directors for Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc., a development-stage biopharmaceutical company. Dr. Lockshin holds a S.B. degree in Life Sciences and a Ph.D. in Biological Chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Tamara McGrillen