Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB (publ): Annette Clancy joins Sobi's Board of Directors

Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB (publ): Annette Clancy joins Sobi's Board of
Directors

Stockholm, Sweden, May 8, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB
(publ) (Sobi) Annual General meeting (AGM) today elected Annette Clancy to
Sobi's Board of Directors. Ms. Clancy has over 30 years of experience in the
Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Industry, working in a variety of roles in
the US and UK. With Ms Clancy, Sobi's Board expands to eight members with
international experience in a wide variety of relevant healthcare disciplines.

"I am delighted to welcome Annette to Sobi", said Bo Jesper Hansen, Chairman
of the Board at Sobi. "Annette's extensive experience from a variety of senior
R & D, commercial, and business development functions in the pharmaceutical
industry makes her a perfect addition to the Board. Annette's skills,
knowledge and experience will be invaluable to furthering the success of
Sobi."

Annette Clancy was born 1954 and has a BSc Hons Pharmacology, from Bath
University UK. She is Chairman as well as Non-Executive Director of the Board
in Genable Technologies and ObsEva SA. Ms. Clancy was Head of Transactions and
Alliance Management at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) where she was responsible for
executing major transactions ranging from early drug discovery partnerships,
to global commercial alliances and Mergers and Acquisitions. Since her
retirement from GSK in 2008, Ms. Clancy has been appointed as Non-Executive
Board Director to Silence Therapeutics plc. (2008-2012) and Clavis Pharma in
Norway (2010-2013).

Ms. Clancy also currently serves as Senior European Advisor to the
Biopharmaceutical Team of Frazier Healthcare Ventures, for whom she provides
strategic advice on both new and existing investments. Annette Clancy does not
hold any shares or options in Sobi. She is independent in relation to the
company and its management and in relation to the company's principal
shareholders.

The ordinary Board members Adine Grate Axén, Matthew Gantz, Bo Jesper Hansen,
Lennart Johansson, Helena Saxon, Hans GCP Schikan and Hans Wigzell were
re-elected and Bo Jesper Hansen was re-elected chairman of the Board.

About Sobi

Sobi is an international specialty healthcare company dedicated to rare
diseases. Our mission is to develop and deliver innovative therapies and
services to improve the lives of patients. The product portfolio is primarily
focused on Inflammation and Genetic diseases, with two late stage biological
development projects within Haemophilia. We also market a portfolio of
specialty and rare disease products for partner companies. Sobi is a pioneer
in biotechnology with world-class capabilities in protein biochemistry and
biologics manufacturing. In 2013, Sobi had total revenues of SEK 2.2 billion
($334 M) and about 550 employees. The share (STO:SOBI) is listed on NASDAQ OMX
Stockholm. More information is available at www.sobi.com.

For more information please contact

Media relations          Investor relations
Oskar Bosson,            Jörgen Winroth,
Head of Communications Vice President, Head of Investor Relations
T: +46 70410 71 80    T: +1 347-224-0819, +1 2125790506,+46 8697 2135
oskar.bosson@sobi.com    jorgen.winroth@sobi.com

The information was released for public distribution on May 8, 2014 at
18:30CET.

Annette Clancy joins Sobi's Board of Directors
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