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Simcere Pharmaceutical Group Hires Former GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) R&D Exec Embroiled in Data Scandal


10/18/2013 10:01:11 AM

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NANJING, China, Oct. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Simcere Pharmaceutical Group ("Simcere" or the "Company") (NYSE: SCR), a leading pharmaceutical company specializing in the development, manufacturing, and marketing of branded and proprietary pharmaceuticals in China, today announced the appointment of Dr. Zang Jingwu as Chief Scientific Officer of the Company, effective October 8, 2013.

Dr. Zang received his medical degree from Shanghai JiaoTong University School of Medicine. He earned a PhD from the University of Brussels and was a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Zang later joined the faculty of Baylor College of Medicine as a professor of Neurology and holds a medical license in the State of Texas in US. In his career in China, Dr. Zang was the founding director of the Institute of Health Sciences and Institute Pasteur Shanghai of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. In 2007, Dr. Zang joined GSK as Senior VP and head of GSK's R&D Centre in China; and in 2012, he held one more position as the global head of Neurosciences Therapy Area in GSK.

Mr. Hongquan Liu, the Chief Executive Officer of Simcere, said, "We are extremely pleased that Jingwu will be joining the Simcere management team to lead our R&D efforts. With his rich industry experience and solid knowledge of new drug development, we are confident that Jingwu will be an important contributor to Simcere as we continue to broaden our pipeline of innovative medicines."

About Simcere Pharmaceutical Group

Simcere Pharmaceutical Group ("Simcere" or the "Company") (NYSE: SCR) is a leading pharmaceutical company specializing in the development, manufacturing, and marketing of branded and proprietary pharmaceuticals in China. Simcere concentrates its research and development efforts on the treatment of diseases with high incidence and/or mortality rates and for which there is a clear demand for more effective pharmacotherapy such as cancer, strokes, cardiovascular disease, infectious diseases and pain. For more information about Simcere Pharmaceutical Group, please visit www.simcere.com.

Investor and Media Contacts:

Email: ir@simcere.com

In Nanjing:

Vivien Liang

Simcere Pharmaceutical Group

Tel: 86-25-8556-6666*8857

In the United States:

Cindy Zheng

Brunswick Group LLC

Tel: 1-212-333-3810

In Beijing:

Yue Yu

Brunswick Group

Tel: 86-10-5960-8600

SOURCE Simcere Pharmaceutical Group

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