Frank Biondi Joins Amgen's Board of Directors
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Jan 8, 2002 -- Amgen (Nasdaq:AMGN)
announced today that it has elected Frank Biondi to its board of directors.
Biondi is senior managing director of WaterView Advisors, a private equity fund
specializing in media stocks.
"We're delighted to name a globally recognized business leader to Amgen's board
of directors," said Kevin Sharer, Amgen's chairman and chief executive officer.
"Frank Biondi brings vast business experience and extraordinary leadership
skills to our company."
Previously, Biondi was chief executive officer of Universal Studios from 1996 to
1998, and of Viacom, Inc. from 1987 to 1996. Prior to Viacom, Biondi was
chairman and chief executive officer of Coca-Cola Television. In addition, he
was executive vice president of the entertainment sector of Coca-Cola, and its
predecessor company, Columbia Pictures, from 1985 to 1987. Also, he served as
CEO of Home Box Office from 1983 to 1984.
Frank Biondi currently serves on the boards of The Bank of New York, the Museum
of Television and Radio, the Tennis Hall of Fame and Vail Resorts. He also
serves on the board of fellows of Claremont Graduate University, and the boards
of advisors of the Annenberg School for Communication and School of Cinema and
Television, both at the University of Southern California. Biondi received an
MBA from Harvard University and a BA from Princeton University.
This appointment brings the number of directors of Amgen's board to 13.
Amgen is a global biotechnology company that discovers, develops, manufactures
and markets important human therapeutics based on advances in cellular and
CONTACT: Amgen, Thousand Oaks
Jeff Richardson, 805/447-3227 (media)
Cary Rosansky, 805/447-4634 (investors)