Perrigo Company (NASDAQ: PRGO)(TASE: PRGO) today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Ellen R. Hoffing as a new director of the Company.
Joseph C. Papa, Perrigo's Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "Ellen Hoffing's outstanding background has served her well in leadership roles at several pharmaceutical and healthcare companies. Her broad business and strategic acumen will allow her to make excellent contributions to our Board. We are pleased to welcome Ellen to the Perrigo Board of Directors."
Since 2006, Ellen R. Hoffing, 51, has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Applied NeuroSolutions, Inc., a development stage biopharmaceutical company focused on diagnostics and therapeutics for the treatment of Alzheimer's Disease. She has also served as Chairman of Applied NeuroSolutions' Board of Directors since December 2007. Ms. Hoffing has extensive experience in the pharmaceutical industry, including management, strategic planning and operations, given her prior senior positions at American Pharmaceutical Partners (2005-2006), Baxter Healthcare (2002-2005), and Searle Pharmaceuticals (1983-2000). Ms. Hoffing has a bachelor of science in accountancy from the University of Illinois at Urbana -- Champaign and a masters in management from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.
Perrigo Company is a leading global healthcare supplier that develops, manufactures and distributes over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription pharmaceuticals, nutritional products, active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) and consumer products. The Company is the world's largest manufacturer of OTC pharmaceutical products for the store brand market. The Company's primary markets and locations of manufacturing facilities are the United States, Israel, Mexico and the United Kingdom. Visit Perrigo on the Internet ( http://www.perrigo.com/ ).
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