This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
Stocks Under $10 with 50-100% upside potential - 14 days FREE!

Appointment Of Mr. Kevin Buchi To Benitec Board

SYDNEY, April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Benitec Biopharma Ltd (ASX: BLT), a biopharmaceutical company developing innovative therapeutics based on its gene silencing technology, DNA-directed RNA interference (ddRNAi), is very pleased to report that Mr. Kevin Buchi, CPA, has accepted an invitation to join the Company's Board of Directors. 

Mr. Buchi served as Chief Executive Officer of Cephalon, Inc. through its $6.8 billion acquisition by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries in October 2011. After the acquisition Mr. Buchi served as Corporate Vice President, Global Branded Products of Teva Pharmaceuticals. Mr. Buchi joined Cephalon in 1991 and held various positions, including Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Head of Business Development prior to being appointed CEO.

Mr. Buchi currently serves on the Board of Directors of Stemline Therapeutics, Inc., Forward Pharma A/S and Alexza Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Mr. Buchi has served on the Board of Directors of Lorus Therapeutics ( Canada), Encysive Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Celator Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Mesoblast Limited ( Australia). Mr. Buchi has served as a Member of the Life Sciences Advisory Board at Safeguard Scientifics, Inc.

Mr. Buchi originally trained as a synthetic organic chemist for the Eastman Kodak Company graduating from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in chemistry. He holds a Master's degree in management from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and is a Certified Public Accountant. He resides in Pennsylvania in the United States.

Benitec Biopharma's Chairman, Mr. Peter Francis, welcomed Mr Buchi's appointment. "Kevin's impressive track record in the international biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry over 30 years provides Benitec with significant additional business development strength, and importantly, networking capacity in the United States and Europe. The Directors and Management look forward to working closely with Kevin to achieve the Company's aims through industry partnerships. We see this as a validation of Benitec's corporate strategy over the past few years."

Mr. Buchi commented, "I continue to be impressed with Benitec's programs and progress. The expected entry of the Company's Hepatitis C therapy into the clinic later this year is validation of that progress.   I believe that Benitec Biopharma's technology and programs have the potential to bring about a revolution in treatment of many diseases and conditions through the power of DNA-directed RNA interference. I look forward to working with the Company to help advance its exciting programs and vision."

For more information please contact: Dr. Peter French | Chief Executive Officer Phone: +61 (02) 9555 6986 | pfrench@benitec.com | www.benitec.com

About Benitec Biopharma Limited: Benitec Biopharma Limited is an ASX-listed biotechnology company (ASX Code: BLT) based in Sydney, Australia. The company has a pipeline of in-house and partnered therapeutic programs based on its patented gene-silencing technology, ddRNAi. Benitec is developing treatments for chronic and life-threatening human conditions such as Hepatitis C , Hepatitis B, wet age-related macular degeneration, cancer-associated pain, drug resistant lung cancer and oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy based on this technology. In addition, Benitec has licensed ddRNAi technology to other biopharmaceutical companies who are progressing their programs towards the clinic for applications including HIV/AIDS, retinitis pigmentosa and Huntington's disease. For more information on Benitec refer to the Company's website at www.benitec.com .

SOURCE Benitec Biopharma Limited

Copyright 2011 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Select the service that is right for you!

COMPARE ALL SERVICES
Action Alerts PLUS
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
  • Weekly roundups
TheStreet Quant Ratings
Try it NOW
Only $49.95/yr

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
  • Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Stocks Under $10
Try it NOW

David Peltier, uncovers low dollar stocks with extraordinary upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
  • Weekly roundups
Dividend Stock Advisor
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
  • Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Real Money Pro
Try it NOW

All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.

Product Features:
  • Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
  • Intraday commentary & news
  • Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Options Profits
Try it NOW

Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • 100+ monthly options trading ideas
  • Actionable options commentary & news
  • Real-time trading community
  • Options TV
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!
DOW 17,083.80 -2.83 -0.02%
S&P 500 1,987.98 +0.97 0.05%
NASDAQ 4,472.1080 -1.5890 -0.04%

Brokerage Partners

Rates from Bankrate.com

  • Mortgage
  • Credit Cards
  • Auto

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs