Peter Brandt Joins Board of Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Dec 20, 2010, 07:00 ET from Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

MALVERN, Pa., Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: AUXL), a specialty biopharmaceutical company, today announced that Peter Brandt has joined its Board of Directors as an independent director.  "We believe Peter's extensive experience in corporate finance and product commercialization is well-suited to enhance Auxilium's drive to build shareholder value," said Rolf Classon, Chairman of the Board of Auxilium. "We look forward to his contributions to the Auxilium Board of Directors."

Mr. Brandt was most recently President and Chief Executive Officer of Noven Pharmaceuticals, a specialty pharmaceutical company.  He served as President, CEO, and as a member of the Board of Directors from early 2008 to late 2009, at which time Noven was acquired by Hisamitsu.  Before leading Noven, Mr. Brandt was the President of U.S. Pharmaceuticals Operations at Pfizer in 2006.  Prior to leading Pfizer's U.S. Pharmaceuticals Operations, Mr. Brandt held roles at Pfizer with both operational responsibilities - as President of Latin America Pharmaceuticals Operations, and global pharmaceuticals staff responsibilities - as Senior Vice President of Finance, Information Technology, Planning and Business Development, and Pfizer Health Solutions.  Mr. Brandt began his 28-year career at Pfizer in Finance.  Since September of 2010, Mr. Brandt has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Rexahn Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Mr. Brandt holds a BA from the University of Connecticut and an MBA from the Columbia School of Business.    

About Auxilium

Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a specialty biopharmaceutical company with a focus on developing and marketing products to predominantly specialist audiences, such as urologists, endocrinologists, certain targeted primary care physicians, hand surgeons, subsets of orthopedic, general, and plastic surgeons who focus on the hand, and rheumatologists.  Auxilium markets XIAFLEX® (collagenase clostridium histolyticum) for the treatment of adult Dupuytren's contracture patients with a palpable cord and Testim® 1%, a topical testosterone gel, for the treatment of hypogonadism.  Auxilium has four projects in clinical development.  XIAFLEX is in phase III of development for the treatment of Peyronie's disease and is in phase II of development for treatment of Frozen Shoulder syndrome (Adhesive Capsulitis).  Auxilium's transmucosal film product candidate for the treatment of overactive bladder (AA4010) and its fentanyl pain product using its transmucosal delivery system are in phase I of development.  The Company is currently seeking a partner to further develop these product candidates.  Auxilium has rights to additional pain products and products for hormone replacement and urologic disease using its transmucosal film delivery system.  Auxilium also has options to all indications using XIAFLEX for non-topical formulations.  For additional information, visit


This release contains "forward-looking-statements" within the meaning of The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding the contribution of Mr. Brandt's experience to building shareholder value; Mr. Brandt's contributions to the Company's Board of Directors; and products in development for Peyronie's disease, Frozen Shoulder syndrome, overactive bladder, pain, hormone replacement and urologic disease.  All statements other than statements of historical facts contained in this release, including but not limited to, statements regarding future expectations, plans and prospects for the Company, statements regarding forward-looking financial information and other statements containing the words "believe," "appears," "may," "could," "will," "estimate," "continue," "anticipate," "intend," "should," "plan," "expect," and similar expressions, as they relate to the Company, constitute forward-looking statements.  Actual results may differ materially from those reflected in these forward-looking statements due to various factors, including further evaluation of clinical data, results of clinical trials, the performance of third-party service providers, decisions by regulatory authorities regarding whether or when to proceed to the next phase of clinical trials, general financial, economic, regulatory and political conditions affecting the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries and those discussed in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009 under the heading "Risk Factors," and in Auxilium's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended September 30, 2010, which are on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") and may be accessed electronically by means of the SEC's home page on the Internet at or by means of the Company's home page on the Internet at under the heading "For Investors -- SEC Filings."  There may be additional risks that the Company does not presently know or that the Company currently believes are immaterial which could also cause actual results to differ from those contained in forward-looking statements.  Given these risks and uncertainties, any or all of the forward-looking statements contained in this release may prove to be incorrect.  Therefore, you should not rely on any such factors or forward-looking statements.

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James E. Fickenscher / CFO

William Q. Sargent Jr. / VP IR

Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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