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New member of UCB's Board of Directors

Brussels (BELGIUM), March 28, 2008 at 7:00 AM CET - UCB announces today Norman J. Ornstein as candidate to be appointed as new member of UCB's Board of Directors at next General Assembly. Norman Ornstein is resident Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, Washington, D.C., and an expert in US congress matters.  He is Ph. D. Political Science, University of Michigan and Honorary Doctor of Laws, University of Minnesota.

By the next General Assembly on April 24, 2008, mandates of four Directors will come to an end. With a view to further broadening the skills of the Board, four candidates as independent Board members have already been selected, including those announced in December 2007:

  • Thomas Leysen, CEO of Umicore and next Chairman of the FEB (Federation of Belgian Companies), who will join the Board of UCB as of January 1, 2009;
  • Jean-Pierre Kinet, Professor at Harvard Institute of Medicine and at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in the US;
  • Armand De Decker, President of the Belgian Senate;
  • And Norman Ornstein.

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