Immune Pharmaceuticals Names John Neczesny to its Board of Directors

Feb 3, 2016

NEW YORK, Feb. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Immune Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: IMNP), "Immune", a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, announced today that it has appointed John Neczesny to its Board of Directors. Mr. Neczesny will be a member both of the Audit Committee and of the Compensation Committee. This appointment will place Immune in compliance with the NASDAQ listing rules relating to a majority of independent directors and the composition of the audit committee and compensation committees.

"We are delighted to have John join our Board of Directors," said Dr. Daniel Teper, CEO of Immune. "John's experience will bring expertise and discipline to future financial and corporate development transactions as Immune unlocks the value of its pipeline."

Mr. Neczesny brings over 27 years of investment banking and corporate experience to this role.  Mr. Neczesny has been a Managing Director at Oberon Securities, LLC, a boutique investment bank, since 2012, where he advises on and executes M&A and financing transactions principally for healthcare companies.  Previously, he was Vice President, Corporate Development at Par Pharmaceutical Companies from 2009 to 2011.  From 1998 to 2008, Mr. Neczesny was an investment banker at Bear Stearns & Co. Inc. in the Healthcare group, where he rose to Managing Director and was involved in numerous M&A and capital markets transactions for pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical technology companies. Mr. Neczesny earned an MBA in Finance from New York University Stern School of Business and a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of Delaware.

Mr. Neczesny stated, "I am pleased to be joining the Immune board at this point in the Company's evolution. With the continuing clinical progress of bertilimumab and the advancement of its immuno-oncology pipeline, Immune has several programs that offer interesting potential for development and partnership. I look forward to contributing my experience to help the Company execute its strategy." 

About Immune Pharmaceuticals:

Immune Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: IMNP) applies a personalized approach to treating and developing novel, highly targeted antibody therapeutics to improve the lives of patients with inflammatory diseases and cancer. Immune's lead product candidate, bertilimumab, is in phase II clinical development for moderate-to-severe ulcerative colitis as well as for bullous pemphigoid, an orphan autoimmune dermatological condition. Other indications being considered for development include atopic dermatitis, Crohn's disease, severe asthma and NASH (an inflammatory liver disease). Immune recently expanded its portfolio in immuno-dermatology with topical nano-formulated cyclosporine-A for the treatment of psoriasis and atopic dermatitis. Immune's oncology pipeline includes bispecific antibodies, nanotherapeutics, including NanomAbs®, and several mid-to-late stage small molecules. Immune's non-core pipeline includes AmiKet™, a late clinical stage drug candidate for the treatment of neuropathic pain. For more information, visit Immune's website at www.immunepharmaceuticals.com, the content of which is not a part of this press release.

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SOURCE Immune Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

For further information: For further information: Danielle Shapira, Manager, Strategic Planning, IMMUNE Pharmaceuticals, Inc., 646.440.9327, danielle.shapira@immunepharma.com


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