Cephalon Appoints Charles J. Homcy, M.D. to Board of Directors

Mar 14, 2011, 16:01 ET from Cephalon, Inc.

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FRAZER, Pa., March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cephalon, Inc. (Nasdaq: CEPH) announced today that Charles J. Homcy, M.D. has been appointed to its Board of Directors, effective as of March 10, 2011.

Dr. Homcy is currently a Venture Partner at Third Rock Ventures and Co-Chairman of Portola Pharmaceuticals, a privately held biotechnology firm of which he served as President and Chief Executive Officer from 2003 to 2010.  Dr. Homcy's industry experience includes past executive positions with American Cyanamid, COR Therapeutics and Millennium Pharmaceuticals, as well as current board membership on several biopharmaceutical companies. He holds A.B. and M.D. degrees from Johns Hopkins University.  He has held academic appointments in clinical medicine at Harvard Medical School, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and the University of California, San Francisco.   Dr. Homcy has served on the editorial boards of many of the leading scientific cardiovascular journals and is the author of over 135 original publications in the field of molecular and clinical cardiology.

"We are excited to have Dr. Homcy join our Board of Directors," said William P. Egan, Chairman, Cephalon Board. "Dr. Homcy's broad scientific, clinical and operational expertise will be invaluable to us as we develop our rich pipeline and continue to expand our business."

About Cephalon, Inc.

Cephalon is a global biopharmaceutical company dedicated to discovering, developing and bringing to market medications to improve the quality of life of individuals around the world. Since its inception in 1987, Cephalon has brought first-in-class and best-in-class medicines to patients in several therapeutic areas. Cephalon has the distinction of being one of the world's fastest-growing biopharmaceutical companies, now among the Fortune 1000 and a member of the S&P 500 Index, employing approximately 4,000 people worldwide. The company sells numerous branded and generic products around the world. In total, Cephalon sells more than 150 products in nearly 100 countries. More information on Cephalon and its products is available at http://www.cephalon.com/

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Contacts

Media:

Natalie de Vane

Senior Director, Corporate Communications & Public Affairs

610.727.6536

Investors:  

Chip Merritt

VP, Investor Relations

610.738.6376

SOURCE Cephalon, Inc.



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