Porton Down, UK; March 19 2013: GW Pharmaceuticals plc (AIM:GWP) today announced
the appointment of Stephen D. Schultz to the new role of Vice President, Investor Relations.
Mr. Schultz will be based in the United States.
Mr. Schultz has close to 25 years of experience in investor relations, financial
communications and media relations. Most recently, Mr. Schultz served as Senior Director of
Investor Relations and Corporate Communications at Amarin Corporation plc (Nasdaq:
AMRN), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the commercialization and development
of therapeutics to improve cardiovascular health. At Amarin, Mr. Schultz led the company’s
investor program from Phase 3 clinical trials of its lead product Vascepa® through approval
from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2012 and U.S. commercial launch in January
Prior to Amarin, Mr. Schultz served as the Executive Director of the Jackson Hole Center for
the Arts, a not-for-profit organization aimed at promoting artistic creativity and education. Mr.
Schultz’s extensive investor relations and corporate communications experience also
includes senior-level roles at Acusphere, Shareholder.com (a Nasdaq company),
Manufacturer’s Services Limited, Wang Global and The ForeFront Group. Mr. Schultz holds
a B.A. degree from St. Lawrence University.
Justin Gover, GW’s Chief Executive Officer, said, "We are pleased to welcome Steve to the
GW team. Steve’s extensive investor relations expertise in the U.S. is intended to provide us
with an important new resource as we prepare for a future which is increasingly focused on
the U.S. market”.
Mr. Schultz said, "I am excited to be joining GW at this stage in the Company’s
development. I look forward to working with the GW team to support and build the
Company’s investor relations efforts in the U.S."
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Founded in 1998, GW is biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing
and commercializing novel therapeutics from its proprietary cannabinoid product platform in
a broad range of disease areas. GW commercialized the world’s first plant-derived
cannabinoid prescription drug, Sativex, which is approved for the treatment of spasticity due
to multiple sclerosis in 20 countries. Sativex is also in Phase 3 clinical development as a
potential treatment of pain in people with advanced cancer. This Phase 3 program is
intended to support the submission of a New Drug Application for Sativex in cancer pain with
the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and in other markets around the world. GW has
established a world leading position in the development of plant-derived cannabinoid
therapeutics and has a deep pipeline of additional cannabinoid product candidates, including
two distinct compounds, GWP42004 and GWP42003, in Phase 2 clinical development for
Type 2 diabetes and ulcerative colitis, respectively, and at least two additional programs
expected to enter clinical trials in the next 12 months.
For further information, please visit www.gwpharm.com