June 02, 2017

Basilea names new member of its Extended Management Committee




Basel, Switzerland, June 2, 2017 - Basilea Pharmaceutica Ltd. (SIX: BSLN) announced that, as of August 1, 2017, Damian Heller will assume the role of General Counsel & Corporate Secretary and join the Extended Management Committee which reports to the CEO. Mr. Heller succeeds Elizabeth Rozek who will be leaving Basilea to relocate to the United States.

Mr. Heller joined Basilea in 2015 as Deputy General Counsel and Global Compliance Officer. Prior to joining Basilea, he served as Global Compliance Officer at Novartis Pharma AG, Corporate Secretary of Syngenta AG and Director of the Basel Institute on Governance.

Mr. Heller holds a master's degree in Law from the University of Basel and a master's degree in Business Administration from the University of Rochester, New York, USA.

Ronald Scott, Basilea's Chief Executive Officer, commented: "We are very pleased that Mr. Heller will assume the role of General Counsel & Corporate Secretary. Damian's knowledge and broad experience in all aspects of pharmaceutical industry law and compliance will be an asset to Basilea. Ms. Rozek joined Basilea as counsel in 2010 and has served as General Counsel & Corporate Secretary since 2011. We wish to sincerely thank Elizabeth for her commitment and valuable contributions to Basilea's success during these years."

About Basilea

Basilea Pharmaceutica Ltd. is a biopharmaceutical company developing products that address the medical problem of increasing resistance and non-response to current treatment options in the therapeutic areas of bacterial infections, fungal infections and cancer. The company uses the integrated research, development and commercial operations of its subsidiary Basilea Pharmaceutica International Ltd. to discover, develop and commercialize innovative pharmaceutical products to meet the medical needs of patients with serious and potentially life-threatening conditions. Basilea Pharmaceutica Ltd. is headquartered in Basel, Switzerland and listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (SIX: BSLN). Additional information can be found at Basilea's website www.basilea.com.


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For further information, please contact:

Peer Nils Schröder, PhD
Head of Corporate Communications & Investor Relations
+41 61 606 1102

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