06 April 2018

Appointment of Non-Executive Director


London, UK, 6 April 2018: Shield Therapeutics plc (LSE:STX), a commercial stage, pharmaceutical company with an initial focus on addressing iron deficiency, is pleased to announce the appointment of Rolf Hoffmann, as a Non-Executive Director of the Company with immediate effect.  Mr Hoffmann is currently Chairman of Biotest AG, sits on the Board of Directors of the large European biotechnology company Genmab AG and is a Director of San Francisco-based Trigemina Inc.


Rolf brings to Shield over 30 years of international pharmaceutical experience having served in several senior roles in the industry, most recently 12 years with Amgen as Senior Vice President of Commercial Operations for the United States, and before that as SVP International and Europe.  He started his pharmaceutical career at Eli Lilly as a sales representative, progressing to senior positions including President of Latin America operations and General Manager in Germany. Rolf holds an MBA from the University of North Carolina, a master’s degree from the University of Cologne and is Adjunct Professor at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School.

“I am delighted to welcome Rolf to the Board of Shield Therapeutics. His extensive experience and knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry and its key stakeholders in major markets will be helpful in defining the Company’s future strategy and we look forward to Rolf playing a full and active role in these discussions and beyond.”

Andrew Heath

Chairman of Shield Therapeutics

Regulatory Disclosures

The following disclosures are required regarding Rolf’s appointment pursuant to Schedule Two paragraph (g) of the AIM Rules for Companies:


Full name and age: Rolf Karl Heinz Hoffmann, aged 58


Schedule of directorships and previous directorships (resigned within the last five years):


Current Directorships

Former Directorships

Biotest AG

Amgen Australia Pty Limited


Amgen (Middle East) FZ LCC

Genmab AG

Amgen (Middle East) FZ LLC

German-American Heritage Foundation

Amgen (New Zealand) Limited

NavBio AG

Amgen (New Zealand) Limited

Stada AG

Amgen AB Norge

Trigemeninia Inc.

Amgen Australia Pty Limited

US Health Leadership Council

Amgen Australia Pty Limited New Zealand

World Anti-Doping Agency

Amgen Europe B.V., Israel Branch


Amgen Filial AF Amgen Aktiebolag, Sverige


Amgen Inc.


Amgen Inc.


Amgen Latin America Services, S.A. de C.V.


Amgen Latin America Services, S.A. de C.V.


Amgen Mexico, S.A. de C.V.


Amgen Romania srl


Amgen S.p.A.


Amgen Singapore Pte, Ltd.


Amgen South Eastern Europe Operations S.r.l.


Amgen Switzerland AG Luzern Podruznica Ljubljana


Amgen Switzerland AG Rigas filiale


Amgen Switzerland AG Rigas filiale


Amgen Switzerland AG Slovakia


Amgen Switzerland AG Viliniaus filialas


Amgen Switzerland AG Viliniaus filialas


Amgen Technology Private Limited


Amgen Technology Private Limited


Amgen USA Inc.


Amgen USA Inc.


Immunex Corporation


Immunex Corporation


Immunex Rhode Island Corporation


Immunex Rhode Island Corporation


Tularik Limited


No further disclosure is required under AIM Rule 17 and paragraph (g) to Schedule Two of the AIM Rules with respect to Rolf Hoffmann. 

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For further information please contact:


Shield Therapeutics plc                                                                         +44 (0)207 186 8500

Carl Sterritt, Chief Executive Officer

Dr Karl Keegan, Chief Financial Officer

Fleur Wood, Director, Investor Relations


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Liberum Capital Limited

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James Steel/ Dr Christopher Golden


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Consilium Strategic Communications

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About Shield Therapeutics plc

Shield is a commercial stage, pharmaceutical company delivering innovative specialty pharmaceuticals to address patients’ unmet medical needs.  Our clear purpose is to help our patients become people again, by enabling them to enjoy the things that make the difference in their everyday lives.  The Group has a marketed product, Feraccru®, for the treatment of IDA in adult patients with IBD which has exclusive IP rights until the mid-2030's. For more information please visit www.shieldtherapeutics.com.

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