– IRELAND, Dublin – Endo International plc (NASDAQ: ENDP) (TSX: ENL) today announced the appointment of Shane M. Cooke to the company’s board of directors. Mr. Cooke, an international business leader with more than 25 years of experience, currently serves as president of Alkermes plc based in Dublin, Ireland. Mr. Cooke has also been appointed to Endo’s Audit and Transactions Committee.
“I am excited to welcome Shane to our board of directors,” said Roger Kimmel, chairman of the board of Endo. “He brings exceptional experience in the areas of finance, biotechnology as well as pharmaceutical operations. Our board is looking forward to the perspective Shane will provide related to our strategy and business operations as we continue to focus on delivering value for our customers and shareholders.”
Mr. Cooke joined Alkermes as president upon completion of the merger between Elan Drug Technologies (EDT) and Alkermes, Inc. in September 2011. Previously, he was head of EDT and executive vice president of Elan from 2007 through the merger in 2011 and concurrently served as chief financial officer of Elan Corporation from 2001 to May 2011. Mr. Cooke was appointed director of Elan in May 2005. Prior to joining Elan, he was chief executive of Pembroke Capital Limited, an aviation leasing company of which he was a founder. Mr. Cooke also previously held a number of senior positions in finance in the banking and aviation industries.
Mr. Cooke is a chartered accountant and a graduate of University College Dublin, Ireland. He currently serves on the board of directors of Prothena Corporation plc.
About Endo International plc
Endo International plc is a global specialty healthcare company focused on improving patients’ lives while creating shareholder value. Endo develops, manufactures, markets, and distributes quality branded pharmaceutical, generic and device products through its operating companies. Endo has global headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, and U.S. headquarters in Malvern, PA.
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