Purdue Pharma L.P. Names Saeed Motahari Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer

   Purdue Pharma L.P. Names Saeed Motahari Senior Vice President and Chief
                              Commercial Officer

PR Newswire

STAMFORD, Conn., May 22, 2014

STAMFORD, Conn., May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Purdue Pharma L.P. today
announced that Saeed Motahari has joined the company as Senior Vice President
and Chief Commercial Officer.

"We welcome Saeed to the Purdue team. I am confident that his impressive
capabilities will strengthen our organization," said Mark Timney, President
and CEO of Purdue Pharma. "Saeed's experience and expertise make him uniquely
qualified to lead our commercial efforts."

Saeed has more than 20 years of pharmaceutical sales and marketing experience,
and a proven record of achieving commercial excellence. He joins Purdue from
AbbVie, where he served as Vice President of US Sales and Marketing, Specialty
Brands - New Launches.In this role, he led launch preparations for AbbVie's
investigational products for HCV, Parkinson's, and Oncology. Saeed also has a
demonstrated record of building high-performing commercial teams that excel at
identifying and meeting customer needs. He will bring these skills to Purdue,
as well as strategy development experience, brand management success, and
managed markets expertise.

"I am honored to join Purdue and am excited to help continue the company's
lengthy record of success," said Saeed Motahari. "I look forward to working
alongside the talented professionals at Purdue, as we serve our patients and
customers."

Prior to working at AbbVie, Saeed held integral roles in Sales and Marketing
at Abbott Laboratories, most notably in Specialty Brands, focusing on the
Renal, Endocrinology, Acute Care, and Neuroscience therapeutic areas. Before
Abbott, Saeed held various commercial roles in global marketing analytics and
new product development at Bristol-Myers Squibb and Hoffmann-La Roche.

About Purdue Pharma L.P.

Purdue Pharma L.P. and its associated U.S. companies are privately-held
pharmaceutical companies known for pioneering research on chronic pain.
Headquartered in Stamford, CT, Purdue is engaged in the research, development,
production, and distribution of both prescription and over-the-counter
medicines and hospital products. Additional information about Purdue can be
found at www.purduepharma.com.

SOURCE Purdue Pharma L.P.

Website: http://www.purduepharma.com
Contact: Robert Josephson, Associate Director, Media Relations, (203)
588-7114, robert.josephson@pharma.com; Jim Heins, Senior Director, Public
Affairs, (203) 588-8069, james.heins@pharma.com
 
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