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Swedish Orphan Biovitrum Appoints Mats-Olof Wallin as Permanent Chief Financial Officer


5/17/2013 10:20:28 AM

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STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN--(Marketwired - May 17, 2013) - Mats-Olof Wallin, who recently took on the role as interim Chief Financial Officer (CFO), has been appointed Senior Vice President and CFO at Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB (publ.) (Sobi).

After a thorough search process supported by a senior Executive Search firm, Mats-Olof Wallin was selected as the preferred candidate. Wallin brings more than 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, gained from various executive positions within companies such as Pharmacia, Ortivus and, most recently, Biotage AB (publ.) where he held the role of CFO between 2003 and 2011. Wallin has been working at Sobi for the past several months.

"We are very pleased with the appointment of Mats-Olof as our permanent CFO. We have conducted a thorough search process and Mats-Olof has emerged as the most suitable candidate for the job. He brings significant experience to the role and has already proven to be a great addition to our senior team", said CEO Geoffrey McDonough.

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About Sobi

Sobi is an international specialty healthcare company dedicated to rare diseases. Our mission is to develop and deliver innovative therapies and services to improve the lives of patients. The product portfolio is primarily focused on inflammation and genetic diseases, with three late stage biological development projects within hemophilia and neonatology. We also market a portfolio of specialty and rare disease products for partner companies. Sobi is a pioneer in biotechnology with world-class capabilities in protein biochemistry and biologics manufacturing. In 2012, Sobi had total revenues of SEK 1.9 billion (EUR 215 M) and about 500 employees. The share (STO: SOBI) is listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm. More information is available at www.sobi.com

Sobi appoints permanent CFO: http://hugin.info/134557/R/1702768/562704.pdf

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Source: Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB (publ) via Thomson Reuters ONE

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