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James Neal, MS, MBA is serving as a director of Peak Bio. He comes to Peak Bio’s board of directors as an experiences business professional serving as XOMA Corporation’s Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board, Joining that company in 2009. Mr. Neal Brings more than 25 years’ experience in forming and maximizing business and technology collaborations globally and in bringing novel products and technologies to market. Prior to XOMA, Mr. Neal was Acting Chief Executive Office of Entelos, Inc., a leading biosimulation company that acquired Iconix Biosciences, a privately held company where Mr. Neal was Chief Executive Officer. At Iconix Mr. Neal established multi-year collaborations with Bristol-Myers Squibb, Abbott Labs, Eli Lilly, and the U.S Food and Drug Administration. From, 1999-2002, he was Executive Vice President of Incyte Genomics, leading the global commercial activities with pharmaceutical company collaborators and partners including Pfizer, Aventis and Schering-Plough, as well as sales, marketing, and business development activities for the company. Earlier, he was associated with Monsanto Company in positions of increasing responsibility. Mr. Neal earned his B.S. in Biology and his M.S. in Genetics and Plant Breeding from the University of Manitoba, Canada, and holds and Executive MBA degree from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. We believe Mr. Neal’s significant experience with biopharmaceutical companies, including as a board member and CEO, qualifies him to serve on our board of directors.