Fibrocell Science, Inc. (OTC: FCSC) announced today that Christine St.Clare, a former KPMG LLP partner, joined the Company’s Board of Directors effective February 21, 2013. She will serve as Chair of the Audit Committee. The Fibrocell Board now consists of seven members.
Ms. St.Clare recently completed a 35-year career with KPMG where she served a four-year term on the firm’s Board of Directors and chaired the board’s Audit and Finance Committee. As an Audit Partner, she served as the Engagement Partner for some of KPMG’s largest clients. She then assumed the position as an Advisory Partner for the firm’s Advisory Practice focusing on the Internal Audit, Risk and Compliance Practice. Concurrently, she was the Partner-in-Charge of the Southeast Consumer Markets practice.
“We are delighted to welcome Christine to our Board of Directors,” said David Pernock, Chief Executive Officer and Board Chair of Fibrocell Science. “She is highly regarded and brings a rich level of expertise that is especially important to our future growth.”
Ms. St.Clare has also played a leadership role in developing programs and initiatives to encourage the retention and advancement of women into meaningful positions. She was a founding member of KPMG’s Women’s Advisory Board reporting to the firm’s U.S. Chairman. She currently serves on the advisory boards of Houlihan Lokey, a midsize global, advisory-focused investment bank, Women Corporate Directors, and Emory University’s Goizueta Business School.About Fibrocell Science, Inc. Fibrocell Science, Inc. (FCSC) is an autologous cellular therapeutic company focused on the development of innovative products for aesthetic, medical and scientific applications. Fibrocell Science is committed to advancing the scientific, medical and commercial potential of autologous skin and tissue, as well as its innovative cellular processing technology and manufacturing excellence. For additional information, please visit www.fibrocellscience.com. Forward-Looking Statements All statements in this press release that are not based on historical fact are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and the provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. While management has based any forward-looking statements contained herein on its current expectations, the information on which such expectations were based may change. These forward-looking statements rely on a number of assumptions concerning future events and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties, and other factors, many of which are outside of the Company’s control, that could cause actual results to materially differ from such statements. Such risks, uncertainties, and other factors include, but are not necessarily limited to, those set forth under Item 1A “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011, as updated in “Item 1A. Risk Factors” in the Company’s Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q filed since the annual report. The Company operates in a highly competitive and rapidly changing environment, thus new or unforeseen risks may arise. Accordingly, investors should not place any reliance on forward-looking statements as a prediction of actual results. The Company disclaims any intention to, and undertakes no obligation to, update or revise any forward-looking statements. Readers are also urged to carefully review and consider the other various disclosures in the Company’s public filings with the SEC.