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CytoDyn Appoints Alan Timmins as New Independent Director and Chair of the Audit Committee

VANCOUVER, Washington, Jan. 21, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CytoDyn Inc. (OTC.QB: CYDY), (a??CytoDyna?? or the a??Company"), a late-stage biotechnology company developing leronlimab (PRO 140), a CCR5 antagonist with the potential for multiple therapeutic indications, announced today that Alan P. Timmins, former President, Chief Operating Officer, and Board Member of Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc., a Nasdaq-listed company,A has joined its board of directors as an independent director and chair of the boarda??s Audit Committee.
Timmins brings a wealth of financial and operations experience to CytoDyna??s board. He previously served 16 years in various positions including President, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc., a publicly traded life sciences technology company focused on precision genetic medicine. His leadership and drive contributed to a period of significant growth and he led several of the companya??s strategic, financing, M&A and out-licensing activities. He is currently the Vice President for Financial Affairs at the University of Portland, a position he has served in for over 8 years, focusing on all financial functions and on strategic planning and implementation across the organization. Earlier in his career, Timmins was a Senior Manager at PriceWaterhouseCoopers in the audit practice.Timmins has also served as a member of boards of directors and as a volunteer for several public, private and not-for-profit companies, providing support in the areas of finance, business development, strategy, operations management and career planning, as well as doing guest lectures and seminars for area graduate and undergraduate students.a??Over the course of his career, Alan has led major growth initiatives a?? he was a key member of the team that built Sarepta Therapeutics into the company is it today, negotiating major commercial and governmental contracts, raising approximately $250 million, completing a strategic acquisition, and finalizing two out-licensing transactions,a??A said Scott Kelly, M.D., CytoDyna??s Chairman of the Board. a??Alan has accumulated an impressive array of strategic, financial and commercial achievements and has demonstrated his ability to be a successful and trusted leader. His breadth of experience will be instrumental to the Audit Committee and to CytoDyn as a whole.a??a??I am pleased to be joining the CytoDyn board of directors at this important time in the Companya??s development,a?? said Timmins. a??Helping the Company reach its considerable potential in the important therapeutic areas of HIV, cancer and immunology will be a worthy and challenging goal, and I look forward to assisting management and the board in reaching that goal.a??
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