ANI Pharmaceuticals Appoints Healthcare Executive Matthew J. Leonard to its Board of Directors


-- Mr. Leonard is an accomplished leader with 35 years of pharmaceuticals and healthcare experience

-- Mr. Leonard has significant expertise in pharmacy benefits management, health insurance, and specialty and retail pharmacy --

BAUDETTE, Minn., Aug. 23, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ANI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ANI or the Company) (Nasdaq: ANIP) today announced the addition of Matthew J. Leonard, R.Ph. to its Board of Directors. Mr. Leonard brings more than 35 years of experience as an accomplished leader and innovator within the pharmaceutical industry. This appointment is effective immediately.

“We are delighted to add Matthew (Matt) Leonard to our Board of Directors. With his deep leadership experience across the pharmaceutical landscape, including with a leading pharmacy benefits manager (PBM), insurance provider, and specialty and retail pharmacy, Mr. Leonard will be an invaluable Board member as we expand our Rare Disease business, the largest driver of ANI’s growth,” stated Patrick D. Walsh, Chairman of the Board of ANI.

“On the heels of a record quarter and with ANI’s compelling growth trajectory, it’s an exciting time to join the Board. I look forward to leveraging my experience in healthcare, unwavering commitment to patient care and expertise in driving corporate financial performance to assist ANI with its mission to serve patients in need,” said Mr. Leonard.

Mr. Leonard is the current Chief Pharmacy Strategy Officer at Capsule, a digital healthcare company focused on improving the delivery of pharmacy services, utilizing its technology solutions, patient centric approach, and national network of pharmacies. He previously served as the Executive Vice President, President North America and Global Supply Chain Officer at Covetrus, where he led the company's $1.8 billion North American distribution business and oversaw global supply chain activities and manufacturer relationships.

Prior to Covetrus, Mr. Leonard spent 24 years in a variety of leadership roles with CVS Health, most recently as Executive Vice President, Pharmaceutical Contracting, Purchasing and Managed Care. He also served as Chairman of the Board and President at Red Oak Sourcing, LLC, the joint venture between CVS Health and Cardinal Health, where he was responsible for securing an $8 billion portfolio of generic drugs.

Mr. Leonard holds a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from the University of Rhode Island and is a Registered Pharmacist in the State of Rhode Island.

The Company also announced that David B. Nash, MD, MBA, will not seek re-election as a director at the next annual meeting, when his present term expires. Dr. Nash joined the Board in May 2018 and served as Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, and as a Member of the Audit and Finance Committee.

“I am deeply grateful to Dr. Nash for his service and contributions as a Board member, and we wish him well in his future endeavors,” concluded Walsh.

About ANI

ANI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ANIP) is a diversified biopharmaceutical company serving patients in need by developing, manufacturing, and marketing high quality branded and generic prescription pharmaceutical products, including for diseases with high unmet medical need. Our team is focused on delivering sustainable growth by scaling up our Rare Disease business through the successful launch of our lead asset, Purified Cortrophin® Gel, strengthening our generics business with enhanced development capability, innovation in established brands and leveraging our North American manufacturing capabilities. For more information, please visit our website

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