Syndax Pharmaceuticals appoints Jennifer Jarrett and Bill Meury to its Board of Directors

– USA, MA – Syndax Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:SNDX), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing an innovative pipeline of cancer therapies, today announced the appointment of Jennifer Jarrett and William Meury to its Board of Directors, effective today. Ms. Jarrett and Mr. Meury will succeed Luke Evnin, Ph.D. and Henry Chen, who resigned as members of the Syndax Board of Directors, effective today.

“It is a pleasure to welcome Jennifer and Bill, both highly accomplished leaders in the biopharmaceutical industry, to our Board of Directors,” said Dennis Podlesak, Chairman of Syndax. “Jennifer brings to the Board a wealth of financial and operational expertise, with a proven track record of creating and building value for numerous publicly traded biotech companies. Bill’s extensive experience successfully launching and commercializing healthcare products will be invaluable as we move closer to the potential commercialization of entinostat. I look forward to their contributions and insights as Syndax continues its efforts to advance its innovative pipeline of cancer therapies and evolve into a commercial organization.”

Mr. Podlesak added, “On behalf of the entire Board, I would like to thank Luke and Henry for their dedication and commitment to Syndax over the years. We wish them both the best of luck in all of their future endeavors.”

About Jennifer Jarrett

Ms. Jarrett currently serves as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Arcus Biosciences, a publicly traded biotechnology company developing next generation cancer immunotherapies.  Prior to Arcus, Ms. Jarrett was Chief Financial Officer of Medivation up until the company’s sale to Pfizer in 2016.  Before Medivation, Ms. Jarrett spent 20 years in investment banking, most recently at Citigroup where she was responsible for the firm’s West Coast life sciences investment banking practice. Prior to Citigroup, Ms. Jarrett worked in the investment banking divisions of Credit Suisse, Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, Merrill Lynch and Kidder Peabody. Ms. Jarrett currently serves on the Board of Directors of Arena Pharmaceuticals and Audentes Therapeutics. She holds an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and earned her bachelor’s degree in Economics from Dartmouth College.

About Bill Meury

Mr. Meury currently serves as the Chief Commercial Officer of Allergan, plc, a global, publicly traded pharmaceutical company. He began his tenure at Allergan in 2014 as Executive Vice President, Commercial, North American Brands, and subsequently held the role of President, Branded Pharma. Prior to joining Allergan, Mr. Meury served as Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing at Forest Laboratories, Inc. prior to its acquisition by Allergan, then known as Actavis. He joined Forest in 1993 and held multiple roles of increasing responsibility in Marketing, New Products, Business Development, and Sales. Before joining Forest, Mr. Meury worked in public accounting for Reznick Fedder & Silverman and in financial reporting for MCI Communications. He is currently on the Board of Directors of several organizations, including The Jed Foundation and International Council of Ophthalmology Foundation. Mr. Meury earned his bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Maryland.

About Syndax Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Syndax Pharmaceuticals is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing an innovative pipeline of cancer therapies. The Company is developing its lead product candidate, entinostat, a once-weekly, oral, small molecule, class I HDAC inhibitor, in combination with exemestane and several approved PD-1/PD-L1 antagonists. The Company’s pipeline also includes SNDX-6352, a monoclonal antibody that blocks the colony stimulating factor 1 (CSF-1) receptor, as well as a portfolio of potent and selective inhibitors targeting the binding interaction of Menin with MLLr.

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