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About Halozyme

Robert L. Engler , , M.D. ,

Dr. Engler brings extensive medical and clinical experience to the Board. Dr. Engler spent his career as a cardiologist at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the University of California, San Diego, where he retired as Professor Emeritus in 2001. While at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Dr. Engler served as Associate Chief of Staff and Chief of Research and was an attending physician, in addition to running an active cardiovascular research laboratory. His research and clinical work led to the founding of two successful biotechnology companies: Gensia, Inc. and Collateral Therapeutics, Inc. He also founded and served as President and Chairman of the Board of the Veterans Medical Research Foundation, here he currently serves on the Board of Directors. He is on the Board of Directors of Verdezyne (private) and Glysens, Inc. (private). Dr. Engler is a consultant to and Chief Medical Advisor to Cardium Therapeutics, Inc. Dr. Engler graduated with honors from Georgetown University School of Medicine.

Kathryn E. Falberg , ,

Ms. Falberg contributes considerable healthcare industry knowledge, particularly in the areas of finance, accounting, strategy, business development and operations. Ms. Falberg served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Jazz Pharmaceuticals, PLC (Nasdaq: JAZZ) from March 2012 to March 2014 after serving as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since December 2009. From 2001 through 2009, Ms. Falberg worked with a number of smaller companies while serving as a corporate director and audit committee chair for several companies. From 1995 through 2001, Ms. Falberg was with Amgen, Inc., where she served as Senior Vice President, Finance and Strategy and Chief Financial Officer, and before that as Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer, and Vice President, Treasurer. Ms. Falberg received an M.B.A. and B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles and is a Certified Public Accountant. Ms. Falberg currently serves on the Board and is Chair of the Audit Committee of Medivation, Inc. (Nasdaq: MDVN).

Kenneth J. Kelley , , Chairman of the Board of Directors ,

Mr. Kelley brings over 30 years of entrepreneurial, venture capital, operational and technical biotechnology experience to Halozyme. Mr. Kelley has been the managing director of K2 Bioventures, a biomedical startup consulting company, since July 2004. Mr. Kelley currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Chair of the Board of Directors of privately held PaxVax, Inc. From April 2002 through June 2004, Mr. Kelley was a General Partner at Latterell Venture Partners, where he made investments in early stage biotechnology and medical device startups. Mr. Kelley founded IntraBiotics Pharmaceuticals in January 1994 and over eight years served as CEO, Director and Chair of the Board of Directors. Earlier, Mr. Kelley was an associate at Institutional Venture Partners (IVP), where he participated in the financing of twenty biotech and medical companies, fifteen of which became public companies. Prior to IVP, he was a consultant for McKinsey & Company and a scientist at Integrated Genetics (acquired by Genzyme). Mr. Kelley earned an M.B.A. from Stanford University and a B.A. in biochemical sciences from Harvard University. Mr. Kelley is the Chair of the Board of Directors and he also serves on the Audit Committee and the Nominating and Governance Committee.

Randal J. Kirk , ,

Mr. Kirk provides our Board with a wealth of strategic, operational and management experience. Mr. Kirk currently serves as the Senior Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Third Security, LLC, an investment management firm founded by Mr. Kirk. Mr. Kirk also currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Intrexon Corporation (NYSE:XON) since February 2008 and Chief Executive Officer since April 2009. Additionally, Mr. Kirk founded and became Chairman of the Board of New River Pharmaceuticals Inc. (previously traded on Nasdaq prior to its acquisition by Shire plc in 2007) in 1996, and was President and Chief Executive Officer between October 2001 and April 2007. Mr. Kirk began his professional career in the private practice of law. Previously, Mr. Kirk served as a member of the Board of Directors of Scios, Inc. (previously traded on Nasdaq prior to its acquisition by Johnson & Johnson) between February 2000 and May 2002, and as a member of the Board of Directors of Clinical Data, Inc. (previously traded on Nasdaq prior to its acquisition by Forest Laboratories, Inc. in April 2011) from September 2002 to April 2011, and was Chairman of the Board from December 2004 to April 2011. Mr. Kirk currently serves in a number of additional capacities including as a member of the Board of Directors of ZIOPHARM Oncology, Inc. (Nasdaq:ZIOP) since January 2011. Mr. Kirk served on the Board of Visitors of Radford University from July 2003 to June 2009, was Rector of the Board from September 2006 to September 2008, and served on the Board of Directors of the Radford University Foundation, Inc. from September 1998 to May 2011. He served on the Board of Visitors of the University of Virginia and Affiliated Schools from July 2009 to October 2012, on the Virginia Advisory Council on Revenue Estimates from July 2006 to October 2012 and on the Governor's Economic Development and Jobs Creation Commission from April 2010 to October 2012. Mr. Kirk received a B.A. in Business from Radford University and a J.D. from the University of Virginia.

Connie L. Matsui , ,

Ms. Matsui brings to our Board over 16 years of general management experience in the biotechnology industry. She retired from Biogen Idec Inc. in January 2009 as the Executive Vice President, Knowledge and Innovation Networks. She served as an Executive Committee member at both Biogen Idec and IDEC Pharmaceuticals, a predecessor of Biogen Idec. Among the major roles she played after joining IDEC Pharmaceuticals in November 1992 were: Senior Vice President, overseeing investor relations, corporate communications, human resources, project management and strategic planning; Collaboration Chair for the late stage development and commercialization of rituximab (tradenames: Rituxan®, MabThera®) in partnership with Roche and Genentech; and Project Leader for Zevalin®, the first radioimmunotherapy approved by the U.S. FDA. Prior to entering the biotechnology industry, Ms. Matsui worked for Wells Fargo Bank in general management, marketing and human resources. Ms. Matsui has been active on a number of not-for-profit boards and served as National President/Board Chair of the Girl Scouts of the USA from 1999 to 2002. Ms. Matsui earned B.A. and M.B.A. degrees from Stanford University.

John S. Patton , , Ph.D. ,

Dr. Patton brings to our Board extensive scientific and operational experience in the biotechnology industry. Dr. Patton is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of Dance Pharmaceuticals as well as the Executive Chairman of InCarda Therapeutics, Inc. Dr. Patton co-founded Nektar Therapeutics (Nasdaq: NKTR) (formerly Inhale Therapeutic Systems) and he served as Chief Scientific Officer from November 2001, and as a director from 1990, through 2008. He is an expert in the delivery of peptides and proteins. Before co-founding Nektar Therapeutics, Dr. Patton led the drug delivery group at Genentech, Inc., where he demonstrated the feasibility of systemic delivery of large molecules through the lungs. Prior to joining Genentech, Inc., he was a tenured professor at the University of Georgia. He has published a wide range of articles and has presented his work in national and international arenas. Dr. Patton received his Ph.D. in Biology from the University of California, San Diego, and held post-doctoral positions in biomedicine at Harvard Medical School and the University of Lund in Sweden.

Matthew L. Posard , ,

Matt Posard is currently Senior Vice President and General Manager of Illumina Inc.’s New Emerging Opportunity Businesss, where he oversees the development and transfer of Illumina technology into new markets. He joined Illumina in 2006 as Vice President of Global Marketing and served as Vice President of Global Sales from 2007 to 2011, leading Illumina’s successful commercial entry into the life science sequencing market. Prior to joining Illumina, Mr. Posard held various positions in strategic and product marketing at Gen-Probe, Inc., helping the company attain leading market positions in DNA probe-based infectious disease diagnostics and blood banking. Previously, he oversaw global marketing at Biosite, Inc., where he was instrumental in the successful introduction of the company’s BNP congestive heart failure biomarker and its BNP co-marketing collaboration with Beckman Coulter. Mr. Posard holds a B.A. degree in Quantitative Economics and Decision Science from the University of California, San Diego.

Helen Torley , , M.B. Ch. B., M.R.C.P. ,

Dr. Helen Torley joined Halozyme in January 2014 as President and Chief Executive Officer, and is a member of Halozyme’s Board of Directors. Throughout her career, Dr. Torley has led several successful product launches, including Kyprolis ®, Prolia®, Sensipar®, and Miacalcin®. Dr. Torley previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer for Onyx Pharmaceuticals overseeing the collaboration with Bayer on Nexavar® and Stivarga ® and the US launch of Kyprolis®. She was responsible for the development of Onyx's commercial capabilities in ex-US markets and in particular, in Europe. Prior to Onyx, Dr. Torley spent 14 years in management positions at Amgen, serving as General Manger of both the US Nephrology Business Unit and the US Bone Health Business Unit. From 1997 to 2002, she held various senior management positions at Bristol-Myers Squibb, including Regional Vice President of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Sales and Head of Cardiovascular Global Marketing. She began her career at Sandoz/Novartis, where she ultimately served as Vice President of Medical Affairs, developing and conducting post-marketing clinical studies across all therapeutic areas, including oncology. Before joining the industry, Dr. Torley was in medical practice as a senior registrar in rheumatology at the Royal Infirmary in Glasgow, Scotland. Dr. Torley received her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degrees (M.B. Ch.B.) from the University of Glasgow, and is a Member of the Royal College of Physicians (M.R.C.P).