EMD Serono Chief Financial Officer Named to South Shore Hospital Board of Directors

  EMD Serono Chief Financial Officer Named to South Shore Hospital Board of
  Directors

  *Lisa Costantino, Chief Financial Officer, appointed to South Shore
    Hospital Board of Directors
  *Costantino has been with EMD Serono for 30 years and is a strong leader in
    the community

Business Wire

ROCKLAND, Mass. -- September 10, 2013

EMD Serono, Inc., a subsidiary of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, is proud to
announce that Lisa Costantino, Chief Financial Officer (CFO), has been
appointed to the South Shore Hospital Board of Directors. Her term on the
board began on Aug 1, 2013.

EMD Serono Chief Financial Officer Named to South Shore Hospital Board of
Directors (Photo: Business ...

EMD Serono Chief Financial Officer Named to South Shore Hospital Board of
Directors (Photo: Business Wire)

“We are truly delighted that Lisa Costantino has joined our Board,” said
Kenneth Kirkland, South Shore Hospital Board Chairman and Managing Partner of
KAF Financial Group. “Her professional expertise – coupled with her strong
commitment to our charitable mission – will make her an asset to our governing
body.”

Costantino started with EMD Serono more than 30 years ago as an accounts
payable clerk and held positions of increasing responsibility until being
appointed as CFO in 2009.

In her role as CFO, Costantino’s responsibilities include the oversight and
strategic direction-setting of the financial framework within the US
organization. In addition, she is responsible for collaborating with a variety
of global functions across the business.

She has been a key contributor to a number of important strategic initiatives
for the company, including the acquisition of Serono by Merck KGaA, Darmstadt,
Germany.

Costantino was recognized by the Boston Business Journal as its 2010 CFO of
the Year, and was named to the PharmaVOICE 100 list of Most Inspiring People
in 2012. Additionally, Costantino received the CEO Award from EMD Serono in
2003 and the President’s Award from EMD Serono in 2006.

Throughout her career, Costantino has been an active community member, working
with organizations such as the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Boys and
Girls Club of America, Home for Little Wanderers, and Magical Moon Foundation
among others. Costantino holds a bachelor of science in accounting from the
University of Massachusetts, and an MBA from Suffolk University.

About EMD Serono, Inc.
EMD Serono, Inc., a subsidiary of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, is a leader
in the US biopharmaceutical arena, integrating cutting-edge science with
unparalleled patient support systems to improve people's lives. The company
has strong market positions in neurodegenerative diseases, endocrinology and
in reproductive health. In addition, EMD Serono is growing its expertise and
presence in the area of oncology, with more than 15 projects currently in
development. With a clear focus on the patient and a leadership presence in
the biopharmaceutical industry, EMD Serono’s US footprint continues to grow,
with approximately 1,000 employees around the country and fully integrated
commercial, clinical and research operations in the company’s home state of
Massachusetts.
For more information, please visit www.emdserono.com.

About Merck KGaA
Merck is a leading pharmaceutical, chemical and life science company with
total revenues of € 11.2 billion in 2012, a history that began in 1668, and a
future shaped by approx. 38,000 employees in 66 countries. Its success is
characterized by innovations from entrepreneurial employees. Merck's operating
activities come under the umbrella of Merck KGaA, in which the Merck family
holds an approximately 70% interest and free shareholders own the remaining
approximately 30%. In 1917 the U.S. subsidiary Merck & Co. was expropriated
and has been an independent company ever since.
For more information, please visit www.merckserono.com or www.merckgroup.com.

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Kristen LaVerghetta, 1-781-681-2065
 
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