Zai Lab Appoints Lonnie Moulder to Board of Directors

Pudong District, CHINA

SHANGHAI, China and SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 14, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Zai Lab Limited (NASDAQ: ZLAB), a China and U.S.-based innovative commercial stage biopharmaceutical company, today announced the appointment of Lonnie Moulder to its Board of Directors.

"We are delighted to welcome Lonnie Moulder to our Board of Directors," said Dr. Samantha Du, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Zai Lab. "Lonnie is a seasoned leader with a proven track record of bringing novel therapeutics to patients and value creation within the biopharmaceutical sector. We look forward to his strategic insight as we advance our broad pipeline of innovative products and prepare for our first commercial launches in China."

“I am excited to work with Zai’s leadership team and fellow directors as the Company rapidly progresses to a leading, fully-integrated biopharmaceutical company,” said Mr. Moulder. “Zai has been delivering on its mission to bring transformative medicines to patients in China and around the world, and I look forward to contributing to the Company’s continued success.”

Mr. Moulder is the Founding General Partner of Tellus BioVentures, a life sciences investment fund. He co-founded TESARO and served as its Chief Executive Officer and Director from 2010 through its acquisition by GlaxoSmithKline in January 2019. While at TESARO, the company developed and successfully launched Zejula®. He previously served as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Abraxis BioScience. In 2008, Mr. Moulder served as Vice Chairman of Eisai Corporation of North America following Eisai’s acquisition of MGI Pharma, where he served as Chief Executive Officer and led its development into a fully integrated biopharmaceutical company.

In addition to serving on the Board of Directors of Zai Lab, Mr. Moulder currently serves on the Board of Directors of Aegle Therapeutics, Dianthus Therapeutics, TamuroBio and Trevena. He is a Trustee of Temple University and has previously served on the Board of Directors of Cubist Pharmaceuticals and the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO). Mr. Moulder received a Pharmacy degree from Temple University and an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

About Zai Lab

Zai Lab (NASDAQ: ZLAB) is a China and U.S.-based innovative commercial stage biopharmaceutical company focused on bringing transformative medicines for cancer, autoimmune and infectious diseases to patients in China and around the world. Zai Lab’s experienced team has secured partnerships with leading global biopharma companies, generating a broad pipeline of innovative drug candidates targeting the fast-growing segments of China's pharmaceutical market and addressing unmet medical needs. Zai Lab's vision is to become a fully integrated biopharmaceutical company, discovering, developing, manufacturing and commercializing its partners' and its own products in order to impact human health worldwide.

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