Dr. Bruce Given Notifies ICON-PLC That he Will not Seek a Further Term as Chairman of the Board

Published: Nov 29, 2012

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ICON plc. (NASDAQ:ICLR) (ISIN:IE0005711209), a global provider of outsourced development services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries, today announced that Dr. Bruce Given, non-executive chairman of the board, has notified the company that it is his intention not to seek a second term as chairman when his current term expires on December 31st 2012. Dr. Given has served as ICON’s chairman since 1st January 2010 and has been a member of the company’s board of directors since 2004. Dr. Given commented, “The time commitment for the chairman’s role was increasingly challenging given my operational responsibilities outside of ICON. Having overseen a very successful transition in the executive leadership of the company, new strategic alliances, as well as a return to strong growth in revenues and earnings, I believe the timing is right for me to relinquish the chair.”

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