– SWITZERLAND, Zug – Auris Medical Holding AG (NASDAQ: EARS), a clinical-stage company dedicated to developing therapeutics that address important unmet medical needs in otolaryngology, today announced that its Board of Directors will propose the election of two new members of the Board of Directors at its forthcoming Annual General Meeting:
Berndt Modig, CPA, MBA
Berndt A. Modig was the Chief Financial Officer of Prosensa Holding N.V., a company dedicated to the development of treatments of neuromuscular and neurodegenerative disorders, such as Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, from 2010 up to its recent sale to Biomarin. Prior to that, he was the CFO of Jerini AG, another publicly-traded biotechnology com-pany, and has held other various management positions in industry, finance and private equity groups. Berndt began his professional career in the auditing practice of Price Waterhouse. He is a member of the Board of Directors and the Audit Committee of Affimed N.V. Berndt is a Certified Public Accountant and received an M.B.A. from INSEAD.
Calvin Roberts, MD
Calvin W. Roberts, MD, is Chief Medical Officer at Bausch + Lomb and Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Of-ficer, Eye Care, of Valeant Pharmaceuticals. He joined Bausch + Lomb in 2011. Dr. Roberts is a specialist in cataract and refractive surgery and has been a pioneer in the use of ophthalmic non-steroidals. Since 1982, he has been a Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at Weill Medical College of Cornell University; in addition, he maintained a pri-vate ophthalmology practice in New York City between 1998 and 2008. Dr. Roberts is the author of over 50 peer-reviewed articles. He has been a member of the Board of Directors and the Audit Committee of Alimera Sciences, Inc., since it was founded in 2003.
Alain Munoz, MD, has decided not to stand for re-election at the 2015 Annual General Meeting following more than 7 years of dedicated and outstanding service. Hence, the size of the Board of Directors will increase from 6 to 7 mem-bers, subject to the election of the proposed two new members.
“We are delighted to propose the election of Berndt Modig and Calvin Roberts to our Board,” commented Thomas Meyer, Auris Medical’s founder, Chairman and CEO. “Berndt has built an excellent track record as a financial execu-tive in the biotechnology industry and is intimately familiar with the aspects of drug development in new therapeutic indications. With a successful career in ophthalmology, first as a key opinion leader, and then as a member of the executive team of one of the industry’s leading companies, Cal has significant product development and marketing experience in a field with many similarities to otology. Additionally, I’d like to thank Alain for his important contribu-tions to our Board over the years.”
The Annual General Meeting will take place in Zug, Switzerland, on April 22, 2015 and begin at 10.30 a.m. local time. The agenda for the meeting, as well as the financial statements of Auris Medical Holding AG for the 2014 financial year, are available on the Company’s website www.aurismedical.com in the Investor Relations section.
About Auris Medical
Auris Medical is a Swiss biopharmaceutical company dedicated to developing therapeutics that address important unmet medical needs in otolaryngology. The Company is currently focusing on the development of treatments for acute inner ear tinnitus (AM-101) and for acute inner ear hearing loss (AM-111) by way of intratympanic injection with biocompatible gel formulations. In addition, Auris Medical is pursuing early-stage research and development pro-jects. The Company was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Zug, Switzerland. The shares of Auris Medical Holding AG trade on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol “EARS”.
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