Amgen Appoints Francois de Carbonnel to the Company's Board of Directors| Amgen

Amgen Appoints Francois de Carbonnel to the Company's Board of Directors

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Oct 03, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) announced today that its Board of Directors has appointed Francois de Carbonnel to the Company's Board. Mr. de Carbonnel, 61, is a consultant and corporate financial advisor. He is also chairman of the board of Thomson S.A. (Euronext Paris:18453; NYSE:TMS), an international multimedia corporation. He is also a member of the boards of Pages Jaunes S.A., a French public company, Quilvest S.A., a public Luxembourg company, Ecofin Global Utilities Hedge Fund Ltd. and Ecofin North America Utilities Hedge Fund Ltd., both Irish public companies. His appointment brings the number of Amgen Board members to 12. Mr. de Carbonnel will serve as a member of the Audit and Governance and Nominating Committees of the Board.

Until the end of 2006, Mr. de Carbonnel was a consultant/senior advisor to Citigroup's Corporate and Investment Bank and to Citigroup Venture Capital, based in London. Previously, he was a managing director and member of the Operating Committee (New York and London) of Citigroup's Corporate and Investment Bank, which he joined in 1999. He held different senior positions globally and in Europe. Prior to Citigroup he was chairman and chief executive officer of MIDIAL S.A. based in Paris.

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