Neurocrine Biosciences Announces the Appointment of Julie Cooke as Chief People Officer

Friday, July 21, 2017 General News
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SAN DIEGO, July 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: NBIX), a biotechnology company focused on

neurological and endocrine related disorders, announced that Julie Cooke is joining as Chief People Officer in September 2017 and will be a member of the Management Committee.  


is delighted to welcome Julie Cooke as our Chief People Officer to lead our Human Resource function," said David-Alexandre C. Gros, President and Chief Operating Officer of Neurocrine Biosciences. "Julie's deep and broad experience across all aspects of human resources will be tremendously valuable as we grow and continue to expand our capabilities while remaining true to the culture that has underpinned our success."

"Neurocrine is a remarkably patient focused, innovative and culture driven company," said Ms. Cooke. "I am very excited to join the company during this pivotal growth phase."

Julie Cooke comes to Neurocrine from the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Research Institute where she served as Senior Vice President for Human Resources and was a member of the executive management team. Previously, Ms. Cooke held multiple positions at the Vice President level at Life Technologies, including being the human resource partner to the Chief Operating Officer, Division Presidents and Global Function Leads. Prior to Life Technologies, she ran human resources and was a member of the executive management team at SGX Pharmaceuticals. Ms. Cooke began her career at PepsiCo, The Pepsi Bottling Group, and Gateway, where she held positions of increasing responsibility in human resources. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Colorado College.

About Neurocrine Biosciences

Neurocrine Biosciences is a San Diego based biotechnology company focused on neurologic, psychiatric and endocrine related disorders. In April of 2017, the FDA approved INGREZZA® (valbenazine) capsules for the treatment of adults with tardive dyskinesia (TD).  INGREZZA is a novel, selective vesicular monoamine transporter 2 (VMAT2) inhibitor, and is the first and only FDA-approved product indicated for the treatment of adults with TD.  The Company markets INGREZZA in the United States. The Company's three late-stage clinical programs are: elagolix, a gonadotropin-releasing hormone antagonist for women's health that is partnered with AbbVie Inc.; opicapone, a novel, once-daily, peripherally-acting, highly-selective catechol-o-methyltransferase inhibitor under investigation as adjunct therapy to levodopa in Parkinson's patients; and INGREZZA (valbenazine), a novel, once-daily, selective VMAT2 inhibitor under investigation for the treatment of Tourette syndrome.

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Forward Looking Statements

In addition to historical facts, this press release contains forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements related to the Company's ability to successfully grow.  Among the factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements are: risks and uncertainties associated with Neurocrine's business and finances in general, as well as risks and uncertainties associated with the commercialization of INGREZZA and the development of the Company's product candidates; and other risks described in the Company's periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including without limitation the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2017. The Company disclaims any obligation to update the statements contained in this press release after the date hereof.


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