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Emergent BioSolutions Announces Management Promotions

ROCKVILLE, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 22, 2007--Emergent BioSolutions Inc. (NYSE: EBS) announced today the promotion of a number of key executives to positions of expanded responsibility to support the company's global business development strategies and manufacturing initiatives.

"I am very pleased to announce today's senior management promotions," said Fuad El-Hibri, chairman and chief executive officer of Emergent BioSolutions Inc. "These promotions mark an important step in our continuing growth plans, and I am confident that the industry expertise, commitment to success and leadership skills of these executives will contribute greatly to the strategic and global development of our company."

Specifics of the management changes, which will become effective on April 1, 2007, include:

  • Daniel J. Abdun-Nabi is being promoted to president of Emergent BioSolutions, overseeing a majority of the company's corporate functions. Mr. Abdun-Nabi was formerly senior vice president and general counsel for the company.

  • Robert G. Kramer, Sr., is being promoted to executive vice president manufacturing operations, with responsibility for global manufacturing, reporting directly to Edward J. Arcuri, Ph.D., the company's chief operating officer. Mr. Kramer will also continue as president of Emergent Biodefense Operations Lansing.

  • Denise Esposito is being promoted to senior vice president and general counsel. Ms. Esposito was formerly vice president and deputy general counsel for the company.

  • Mauro Gibellini is being promoted to senior vice president corporate development. Mr. Gibellini was formerly vice president corporate development for the company.

In addition, the company announced that Steven N. Chatfield will be joining the Health Protection Agency (HPA) in the UK in the Fall of 2007. Dr. Chatfield, who will remain with Emergent BioSolutions on a full time basis through August 2007, has held dual roles as chief scientific officer and president, Emergent Product Development UK, since June 2004. The company is recruiting for a new chief scientific officer.

"It is with regret that I leave Emergent BioSolutions but it is a great privilege to be offered the opportunity to join the HPA, an organization that is central to protecting the public health in the UK," said Dr. Steven N. Chatfield. "I have spent my career developing products and strategies to improve public health and this will give me the opportunity to continue my work in the context of public health protection in the UK. I have had an incredibly rich set of experiences during my tenure at Emergent BioSolutions and have benefited immensely from my time working with Fuad and the entire management team. I look forward to spending the next few months ensuring a smooth transition and will be leaving the company with the utmost confidence in its continued development success."

"Steve Chatfield's contributions to our company's success have been substantial," Mr. El-Hibri said. "Under Steve's leadership, significant strides have been made in the development of our commercial product portfolio. He has built a seasoned team of highly skilled professionals with both management and product development expertise. We look forward to working with Steve over the coming months to ensure a smooth transition and wish him continued success upon joining HPA later this year."

About Emergent BioSolutions Inc.

Emergent BioSolutions Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development, manufacture and commercialization of immunobiotics, consisting of vaccines and therapeutics that induce or assist the body's immune system to prevent or treat disease. The company's biodefense business is focused on immunobiotics for use against biological agents that are potential weapons of bioterrorism. The company's commercial business is focused on development, manufacture and commercialization of immunobiotics for use against infectious diseases. These immunobiotics are designed to address significant unmet or underserved public health needs. More information on the company is available at

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CONTACT: Emergent BioSolutions Inc.
Robert G. Burrows, 301-795-1877
Vice President, Corporate Communications

SOURCE: Emergent BioSolutions Inc.