Newron Appoints Margarita Chavez as Board Advisor

MILAN–()–Newron Pharmaceuticals S.p.A. (“Newron”) (SIX: NWRN, XETRA: NP5), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel therapies for patients with diseases of the central and peripheral nervous (CNS) system, today announced that Margarita Chavez has been appointed as an advisor to the Board of Directors of Newron, bringing significant pharmaceutical business development (BD) and dealmaking expertise. It is intended that Margarita Chavez will be nominated for election to the Board of Directors at Newron’s next Ordinary Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Shareholders in spring 2024.

Margarita Chavez brings to Newron over 20 years of dealmaking expertise and leadership in the pharmaceutical industry. Most recently, she was Managing Director of AbbVie Ventures and served as a board member of several U.S. – based biotech companies. As a Director in Abbott’s Global Pharmaceutical Licensing & Acquisitions Division, she was involved in the successful in-licensing of Elagolix and the acquisitions of Solvay, ImmuVen and the Lupron franchise. Before joining Abbott, Ms. Chavez practiced as a corporate and securities lawyer in the Silicon Valley, advising tech and biotech companies on strategic transactions including IPOs and mergers and acquisitions. She received her bachelor’s degree from Santa Clara University and her juris doctor from Santa Clara University School of Law (both California).

Ulrich Köstlin, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Newron, commented: “We are delighted that Margarita will be supporting us with her vast international dealmaking expertise as a Board advisor and we are convinced that she will as of the AGM 2024 significantly strengthen our Board of Directors as new member. Margarita is a seasoned venture investor and board member with a demonstrated track record of leadership in our industry. Her wide-ranging skills and career across the pharmaceutical industry, including her CNS dealmaking expertise, will be invaluable for Newron. We warmly welcome Margarita to our team.”

About Newron Pharmaceuticals

Newron (SIX: NWRN, XETRA: NP5) is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel therapies for patients with diseases of the central and peripheral nervous system. The Company is headquartered in Bresso near Milan, Italy. Xadago®/safinamide has received marketing authorization for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease in the European Union, Switzerland, the UK, the USA, Australia, Canada, Latin America, Israel, the United Arab Emirates, Japan and South Korea, and is commercialized by Newron’s Partner Zambon. Supernus Pharmaceuticals holds the commercialization rights in the USA. Meiji Seika has the rights to develop and commercialize the compound in Japan and other key Asian territories. Newron is also developing evenamide as the potential first add-on therapy for the treatment of patients with symptoms of schizophrenia. For more information, please visit:

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