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Chairman, President and CEO, Allergan Image

Chairman, President and CEO, Allergan

Brenton L. Saunders

Mr. Saunders is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Allergan and has served in the role of President and Chief Executive Officer since July 2014 and of Chairman since October 2016, having previously served as Chief Executive Officer and President, and as director, of Forest Laboratories, Inc. , prior to its acquisition by Allergan.

  • Prior to that, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Bausch + Lomb Incorporated, a leading global eye health company, serving in this capacity from March 2010 until August 2013. Mr. Saunders also held a number of leadership positions at Schering-Plough, including the position of President of Global Consumer Health Care and was named head of integration for the company’s merger with Merck & Co. and for Schering-Plough’s acquisition of Organon BioSciences. Before joining Schering-Plough, Mr. Saunders was a Partner and Head of Compliance Business Advisory at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Prior to that, he was Chief Risk Officer at Coventry Health Care and Senior Vice President, Compliance, Legal and Regulatory at Home Care Corporation of America. Mr. Saunders began his career as Chief Compliance Officer for the Thomas Jefferson University Health System. Mr. Saunders serves on the Board of Directors of Cisco Systems, Inc. and The Allergan Foundation, and is a member of the Business Council, the Business Roundtable and PhRMA.

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EVP & Chief Commercial Officer

William Meury

Mr. Meury is Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of Allergan and has served in this role since May 2016, having previously served as President, Branded Pharma from March 2015 and Executive Vice President, Commercial, North American Brands from July 2014.

  • Mr. Meury served as Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing at Forest prior to its acquisition by Allergan (then known as Actavis). He joined Forest in 1993 and held multiple roles of increasing responsibility in Marketing, New Products, Business Development, and Sales. Before joining Forest, Mr. Meury worked in public accounting for Reznick Fedder & Silverman and in financial reporting for MCI Communications. He received a B.S. in Economics from the University of Maryland. Mr. Meury serves on the Board of Directors of Syndax Pharmaceuticals, The Jed Foundation and the International Council of Ophthalmology Foundation.

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EVP & Chief Financial Officer

Matthew M. Walsh

Mr. Walsh is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Allergan and has served in this role since February 2018.

  • Prior to joining Allergan, Mr. Walsh served as EVP, CFO at Catalent for 10 years. Before Catalent, Mr. Walsh was President, CFO and Acting CEO at Escala Group, Inc. He previously held a variety of finance leadership roles at GenTek, Inc., including Vice President-Finance & Chief Financial Officer, Vice President & Treasurer and Group Controller. Mr. Walsh is a CFA® charterholder. He received an MBA from Cornell University, SC Johnson School of Management and a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University, College of Engineering.

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EVP & Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary

A. Robert D. Bailey

Mr. Bailey is Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary of Allergan, and has served in this role since July 2014, having served as Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Forest prior to its acquisition by Allergan, from November 2013 to June 2014.

  • Prior to that, Mr. Bailey served as Executive Vice President, Law, Policy and Communications at Bausch + Lomb from 2007 to 2013. Before joining Bausch + Lomb in 1994, he was an attorney at Nixon Peabody (formerly Nixon, Hargrave, Devans & Doyle). Mr. Bailey received his J.D. from the University of Minnesota and his B.A. from St. Olaf College.

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SVP & Interim Chief Human Resources Officer

Kellie Sears

Ms. Sears is SVP & Interim Chief Human Resources Officer and started in this role in July 2019, previously she served as VP, Human Resources Operations since July 2014. She held various HR roles from June 2012 through June 2014 with Forest prior to its acquisition by Allergan.

  • Ms. Sears joined Forest from Pfizer, where she spent thirteen years in a variety of roles, including leading its Global HR Shared Services function. Previously, Kellie’s career was focused in finance with various companies including Monsanto, Clark Refining & Marketing, and Corporate Express. She holds a B.S. in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting from the University of Missouri and is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive).

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EVP & Chief R&D Officer

C. David Nicholson, PhD

Dr. Nicholson is Executive Vice President and Chief R&D Officer of Allergan and has served in this role since March 2015.

  • He joined Allergan (then known as Actavis) as Senior Vice President, Global Brands R&D in August 2014. Previously, he served as Chief Technology Officer and EVP, R&D for Bayer CropScience from March 2012 to August 2014; Vice President of Licensing and Knowledge Management at Merck from 2009 to December 2011; and Senior Vice President, responsible for Global Project Management and Drug Safety at Schering-Plough from 2007 to 2009. From 1988 to 2007, Dr. Nicholson held various leadership positions at Organon, where he most recently served as Executive Vice President, Research & Development and was a member of the company’s Executive Management Committee. Dr. Nicholson serves on the Board of Directors of Actinium Pharmaceuticals and Science Exchange. He received a B.Sc. from the University of Manchester and his Ph.D. from the University of Wales.

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EVP & Chief Communications Officer

Alex Kelly

Alex Kelly is the EVP, Corporate Affairs and Chief Communications Officer, and has served in this role since April 20, 2015.

  • Previously, Mr. Kelly served as Senior Vice President, Chief Integration Officer since July 2014. In this role, he led the integration of Forest Laboratories following its acquisition by Actavis. He also co-led the integration of Allergan. Prior to joining Actavis, Mr. Kelly was Senior Vice President, Chief Communications Officer, Public Affairs and Investor Relations at Forest Laboratories. In that role, he led Forest’s corporate communications and investor relations programs. While at Forest, Mr. Kelly led the integration of Aptalis Pharma following its acquisition in January 2014. Prior to Forest, Mr. Kelly served as Vice President, Investor Relations at Bausch + Lomb. Mr. Kelly was Senior Vice President, Investor Relations at Merck & Co., Inc. following the combination with Schering-Plough where he led the Global Communications and Investor Relations team. He previously worked for Novartis as Executive Director, Investor Relations, after spending 14 years at Pharmacia, including ten years in pharmaceutical sales and sales management and four years in investor relations. Mr. Kelly currently serves on multiple Boards and Committees, including the California Life Sciences Association, The Allergan Foundation, and the HealthCare Institute of New Jersey. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from Purdue University, where he graduated Cum Laude.

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EVP, Global Operations

Wayne R. Swanton

Mr. Swanton is Executive Vice President, Global Operations of Allergan plc. Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Swanton served as Senior Vice President Global Operations of Allergan.

  • He joined the Company (then Watson) in March 2012 as Vice President, Global Supply Chain. Mr. Swanton brings expertise to all aspects of the end-to-end supply chain, including procurement, planning, manufacturing, external supply, quality and distribution. He has extensive leadership experience in global pharmaceutical operations and managing significant business transformations. Prior to joining Allergan, Mr. Swanton held various roles at Abbott Laboratories in finance, supply chain, project management and manufacturing operations in both local and global capacities. Mr. Swanton is a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants, UK.

Directors

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Director

Nesli Basgoz, M.D.

  • Dr. Basgoz joined the Board of Directors in July 2014 following the Company’s acquisition of Forest Laboratories, Inc. Dr. Basgoz is currently the Associate Chief and Clinical Director, Division of Infectious Diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), a role she has held since 2001. In addition, Dr. Basgoz is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Basgoz earned her MD degree and completed her residency in internal medicine at Northwestern University Medical School. She also completed a fellowship in the Infectious Diseases Division at the University of California at San Francisco. She is board certified in both infectious diseases and internal medicine.

  • Other Public Company Directorships:

    • None

  • Previous, Recently-Held Public Company Directorships

    • Forest Laboratories, Inc.

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Joseph H. Boccuzi

  • Mr. Boccuzi joined the Board of Directors in 2017. He retired from Spencer Stuart in December 2016 after 24 years of service, where he played a central role in establishing and building the firm’s Life Sciences Practice. He served in positions of increasing responsibility within Spencer Stuart, most recently as a Partner in the firm’s Global Life Sciences, Board and Chief Executive Officer Practices, a role he had held since 1996. Prior to joining Spencer Stuart, Mr. Boccuzi worked in executive search, venture capital and corporate management roles. He served as a consultant with Paul R. Ray & Company, an executive search firm. Prior to that, he worked as a Financial Advisor for Merrill Lynch. Mr. Boccuzi also held several leadership positions at National Patent Development Corporation, a venture capital firm specializing in medical technology and investment throughout the U.S. and worldwide. While there, he managed four medical startup operations serving as chief operating officer, board member and adviser to the board of directors. Prior to that, Mr. Boccuzi worked in sales for Xerox Corporation.

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Christopher W. Bodine

  • Mr. Bodine joined the Board of Directors in 2009. Mr. Bodine retired from CVS Caremark in January 2009 after 24 years with CVS. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Bodine served as President, Healthcare Services of CVS Caremark Corporation, where he was responsible for strategy, business development, trade relations, sales and account management, pharmacy merchandising, marketing, information technology and Minute Clinic. Prior to the merger of CVS Corporation and Caremark Rx, Inc. in March 2007, Mr. Bodine served for several years as Executive Vice President—Merchandising and Marketing of CVS Corporation. Mr. Bodine is active in the pharmaceutical industry, having served on a number of boards and committees, including the Healthcare Leadership Council, RI Quality Institute, National Retail Federation, National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS), and the NACDS Pharmacy Affairs and Leadership Committees.

  • Other Public Company Directorships:

    • None

  • Previous, Recently-Held Public Company Directorships:

    • Fred’s Inc. • Nash Finch

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Adriane M. Brown

  • Ms. Brown joined the Board of Directors in 2017. She currently serves as Senior Advisor to Intellectual Ventures LLC (Intellectual Ventures), having served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Intellectual Ventures until 2017. Prior to joining Intellectual Ventures, Ms. Brown served in a number of leadership positions at Honeywell International, Inc. (Honeywell) from 1999-2010, most recently as Senior Vice President, Energy Strategy, and prior to that, as President and CEO of Honeywell’s Transportation Systems global operating group. Prior to joining Honeywell, Ms. Brown had a nearly 20 year career at Corning, Inc. Ms. Brown currently serves as the Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of the Pacific Science Center and also sits on the boards of Jobs for America’s Graduates, the Washington Research Foundation, and Intellectual Ventures, LLC. Ms. Brown received her Bachelor of Science in environmental health from Old Dominion University and a Master’s of Science in management (Sloan Fellow) from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She also received a Doctorate of Humane Letters from Old Dominion University.

  • Other Public Company Directorships:

    • eBay, Inc.
    • Raytheon Company

  • Previous, Recently-Held Public Company Directorships:

    • Harman International Industries, Inc.

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Lead Independent Director

Christopher J. Coughlin

  • Mr. Coughlin joined the Board of Directors in July 2014 following the Company’s acquisition of Forest Laboratories, Inc. Mr. Coughlin began serving as our Lead Independent Director in October 2016. Mr. Coughlin served as Senior Advisor to the CEO and Board of Directors of Tyco until September 2012. Prior to that, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Tyco International from 2005 to 2010. During his tenure, he played a central role in the separation of Tyco into five independent, public companies. Prior to joining Tyco, he worked as the Chief Operating Officer of the Interpublic Group of Companies from June 2003 to December 2004 and as Chief Financial Officer from August 2003 to June 2004. Previously, Mr. Coughlin was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Pharmacia Corporation from 1998 until its acquisition by Pfizer in 2003. Prior to that, he was Executive Vice President of Nabisco Holdings and President of Nabisco International. From 1981 to 1996 he held various positions, including Chief Financial Officer, at Sterling Winthrop. In addition to the directorships listed below, Mr. Coughlin also previously served on the Board of Directors of Interpublic Group of Companies, Monsanto Company and Perrigo Company.

  • Other Public Company Directorships:

    • Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

  • Previous, Recently-Held Public Company Directorships:

    • The Dun & Bradstreet Corp. (Former Chairman of the Board)
    • Hologic, Inc. (Chair of the Audit Committee)
    • Covidien
    • Dipexium
    • Forest Laboratories, Inc.

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Carol Anthony (John) Davidson

  • Mr. Davidson joined the Board of Directors in 2018. He retired from Tyco International in September 2012, having served as senior vice president, controller and chief accounting officer since January 2004, where he was responsible for overseeing financial reporting, internal controls, and accounting policies and processes. In this role, Mr. Davidson worked as part of Tyco’s new senior leadership team in establishing financial integrity, operational excellence and strong ethical practices across Tyco global operations. Prior to joining Tyco in January 2004, Mr. Davidson served as vice president, audit, risk and compliance for Dell Inc. During his six-year career at Dell he also served in other senior capacities, including chief compliance officer and vice president and corporate controller. In addition, Mr. Davidson spent 16 years with Eastman Kodak Company where he led the company’s internal audit function and previously served in a variety of accounting and financial leadership roles. He began his career with Arthur Andersen & Co. From 2011 to 2015 he served as a member of the board of trustees of the Financial Accounting Foundation which oversees the FASB and GASB in accounting standards setting. From 2012 to 2018, Mr. Davidson served on the board of governors of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) which regulates and oversees the US financial industry in the interest of investor protection and market integrity. Mr. Davidson serves as a trustee of both the University of Rochester and Garth Fagan Dance. He earned his BS in Accounting from St. John Fisher College and his MBA in Finance from the University of Rochester. Mr. Davidson was inducted into the Financial Executives International (FEI) Hall of Fame.

  • Other Public Company Directorships:

    • TE Connectivity Ltd.
    • Legg Mason, Inc.

  • Previous, Recently-Held Public Company Directorships:

    • DaVita, Inc.
    • Pentair Plc

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Thomas C. Freyman

  • Mr. Freyman joined the Board of Directors in 2018. Mr. Freyman retired from Abbott Laboratories in 2017, having held various leadership positions during a period where the company executed a significant transformation and refocused its business portfolio. He brings broad-based healthcare experience in two of Allergan’s core therapeutic areas through his tenure at Abbott and his involvement in its proprietary pharmaceuticals and medical optics businesses. Most recently, he served as Executive Vice President, Finance and Administration for Abbott since June 2015. Prior to that, he served as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Executive Vice President, Finance for Abbott. He was first appointed CFO and Senior Vice President, Finance at Abbott in 2001. Previously, he served as Vice President and Controller of Abbott’s Hospital Products Division and held a number of financial planning and analysis positions. Prior to joining Abbott, Mr. Freyman was a certified public accountant at Ernst & Whinney. Mr. Freyman holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Illinois and a master’s degree in management from Northwestern University. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Tenneco Inc. and Hanger, Inc., serving on the audit committee of each of those boards.

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Michael E. Greenberg, PhD

  • Dr. Greenberg joined the Board of Directors in 2018. Dr. Greenberg has been Harvard University’s Nathan Marsh Pusey Professor of Neurobiology since 2008. He has been a Co-Leader of Harvard Medical School’s Allen Discovery Center for Human Brain Evolution since 2017 and Chair of the Department of Neurobiology since 2008. He was also Founding Director of the F.M. Kirby Neurobiology Center, Children’s Hospital Boston, where he continues to serve as director. Prior to that he was a Professor in the Department of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics at Harvard Medical School, where he began in 1986. Dr. Greenberg serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of Decibel Therapeutics. Dr. Greenberg earned his Doctor of Philosophy from Rockefeller University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wesleyan University. He completed his post-doctoral fellowship at New York University Medical Center.

  • Other Public Company Directorships

    • None

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Robert J. Hugin

  • Mr. Hugin joined the Board of Directors in 2019. He previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Celgene Corporation from June 2010 until March 2016 and as Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors from June 2011 to January 2018. Mr. Hugin joined Celgene in 1999 as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Celgene, Mr. Hugin served as a Managing Director at J.P. Morgan & Co. Inc., which he joined in 1985. Mr. Hugin holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton University and an MBA from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia. In addition to the directorships listed below, Mr. Hugin currently serves as the Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia and on the Board of Trustees of Princeton University, previously served on the boards of Coley Pharmaceutical Group and Atlantic Health System, and previously served as Chairman of the Board of The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America.

  • Previous, Recently-Held Public Company Directorships:

    • Celgene Corporation (Former Chairman of the Board)
    • Danaher Corporation
    • The Medicines Company

  • Other Public Company Directorships:

    • None

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Peter J. McDonnell, M.D.

  • Dr. McDonnell joined the Board of Directors in March 2015 following the Company’s acquisition of Allergan, Inc., having served as a member of the Allergan, Inc. Board of Directors from 2013. Dr. McDonnell has been the Director and William Holland Wilmer Professor of the Wilmer Eye Institute of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine since 2003. Dr. McDonnell has also served as the Chief Medical Editor of Ophthalmology Times since 2004, and has served on the editorial boards of numerous ophthalmology journals. Dr. McDonnell also served as the Assistant Chief of Service at the Wilmer Institute from 1987 to 1988. Dr. McDonnell also serves as the President and a director of the National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research and the Alliance for Eye and Vision Research and as the Chief Medical Editor of the Ophthalmology Times. He served as a consultant to the United States Department of Health and Human Services in 1996. Dr. McDonnell served as a full-time faculty at the University of Southern California from 1988 until 1999, where he advanced to the rank of professor in 1994.
    The Board of Directors has concluded that Dr. McDonnell should serve on the Board of Directors because he provides our Board of Directors with wide-ranging expertise in ophthalmology, one of our therapeutic areas of focus. He is widely recognized as an international leader in corneal transplantation, laser refractive surgery and the treatment of dry eye.

  • Other Public Company Directorships:

    • None

  • Other Directorships:

    • Alliance for Eye and Vision Research
    • National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research
    • PanAmerican Ophthalmological Foundation

  • Previous, Recently-Held Public Company Directorships:

    • Allergan, Inc.

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