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MEI Pharma Announces Retirement Of Chairman Bryan Williams From Board Of Directors And Appointment Of Christine White As Lead Director
Date:1/30/2013

tegic direction that Bryan helped to put in place."

Effective upon Professor Williams' retirement, Christine A. White , M.D., will serve as Lead Director until a new Chairman has been appointed. The Board's Nomination Committee has commenced a process to select a successor, reviewing both internal and external candidates, including consideration of candidates proposed by new investors Vivo Ventures and New Leaf Ventures.

"Christine is a highly experienced director and well suited for this role. Her guidance will help to ensure a smooth transition and provide the Board time to identify an ideal candidate for the next stage of our Company's growth," Dr. Gold added. "In addition, her knowledge of oncology drug development and regulatory affairs coupled with her experience as a clinical oncologist continue to pay dividends as we diligently prepare for the initiation of several Phase II clinical trials in the months ahead."

Dr. White was appointed as a director in August 2010. She was with Biogen Idec from 1996 to 2005, most recently as Senior Vice President, Global Medical Affairs, where she played an integral role in the clinical development, regulatory affairs and commercialization of oncology drugs Rituxan® and Zevalin®. Dr. White also serves as a member of the board of directors of Arena Pharmaceuticals. Dr. White earned her B.A. in Biology and her M.D. from the University of Chicago and is Board certified in both Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology.

About MEI Pharma

MEI Pharma, Inc. (Nasdaq: MEIP) is a San Diego-based oncology company focused on the clinical development of novel therapies for cancer. The Company's lead drug candidate is Pracinostat, a potential best-in-class, oral histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitor being developed for advanced hematologic ma
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