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Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBST) today announced the appointment of Kenneth J. Martin to its Board of Directors. Mr. Martin most recently served as the Chief Financial Officer and Vice Chairman of Wyeth and currently serves on the Board of WABCO Holdings, Inc.
“Ken Martin has an exceptional mix of global finance, industry and leadership expertise that will be a valued asset to Cubist, and we are thrilled to have him join our Board,” said Ken Bate, non-executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Cubist. “Importantly, Ken’s experience at Wyeth gives him an important perspective as Cubist begins its next, exciting chapter focused on global growth and continuing to drive significant shareholder value.”
Mr. Martin served as the Chief Financial Officer and Vice Chairman of Wyeth (formerly American Home Products) from 2000 to 2007, before retiring in 2007. Mr. Martin joined American Home Products in 1984 and held the positions of Senior Vice President of Finance, Executive Vice President and President for American Home Food Products. He also served in a variety of senior roles for Whitehall-Robins Healthcare, and became the Company’s President in 1997. In 1998 he was named Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Wyeth-Ayerst Pharmaceuticals, and in 2000 he was named Wyeth’s Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Since 2007, Mr. Martin has served as a member of the Board of Directors of WABCO Holdings, Inc., a leading global supplier of technologies and control systems for the safety and efficiency of commercial vehicles. He previously served as a member of the board of directors of Talecris Biotherapeutics Holdings Corp from 2007 to 2011. He earned his BBA in Accounting from Hofstra University.
About CubistCubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the research, development, and commercialization of pharmaceutical products that address significant unmet medical needs in the acute care environment. Cubist is headquartered in Lexington, Mass. Additional information can be found at Cubist’s web site at
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