Trillium Therapeutics welcomes Jan Skvarka to its Board of Directors as CEO

– CANADA, Mississauga –  Trillium Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIL | TSX: TRIL), a clinical-stage immuno-oncology company developing innovative therapies for the treatment of cancer, today announced the appointment of Jan Skvarka as President and CEO effective today. Mr. Skvarka has also been appointed to the Board of Directors of the company.

“We are delighted to welcome Mr. Skvarka to Trillium,” said Robert L. Kirkman, M.D., Executive Chair of Trillium. “We are looking forward to his leadership as we continue to advance the clinical development of TTI-621, our novel CD47 immune checkpoint inhibitor. We believe his long experience in healthcare and finance will be invaluable as we position Trillium for the future.”

About Jan Skvarka

Before joining Trillium, Mr. Skvarka was President and CEO, Tal Medical, a clinical-stage neuroscience company in Boston, Massachusetts, from 2014 until 2018. Prior to that, he had a long career from 1999 to 2013 as a healthcare consultant at Bain & Company, Boston. He was a partner in the Bain Healthcare practice from 2007 until 2013, with a focus on pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical technology companies. Earlier in his career, he worked in the corporate finance arm of Price Waterhouse in London, UK and Vienna, Austria.

“I am thrilled at the opportunity to join Trillium, which has positioned itself as a leading CD47-focused immuno-oncology company. TTI-621 is a unique and differentiated molecule that has shown promising results as monotherapy in early-stage studies in both T- and B-cell lymphomas. I look forward to working with the Trillium team and Board of Directors to take this promising investigational therapy to the next stage of clinical development, and, ultimately, to patients,” added Mr. Skvarka.

Mr. Skvarka holds an MBA degree from Harvard Business School.

About Trillium Therapeutics

Trillium is an immuno-oncology company developing innovative therapies for the treatment of cancer. The company’s two clinical programs, TTI-621 and TTI-622, target CD47, a “do not eat” signal that cancer cells frequently use to evade the immune system. Trillium also has a preclinical STING program and a proprietary fluorine-based medicinal chemistry platform that is being used to develop novel compounds directed at undisclosed immuno-oncology targets.

For more information: https://trilliumtherapeutics.com

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