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Mannkind Announces Addition of Chief Medical Officer

VALENCIA, Calif., Aug. 10, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MannKind Corporation (NASDAQ:MNKD) today announced the appointment of Dr. Raymond Urbanski as its Chief Medical Officer. As Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Urbanski will lead MannKind's overall drug development activities and will be a member of the Executive Leadership Team.

"Dr. Urbanski is a terrific addition to our team and I am very pleased to have a person of his caliber as part of the organization," said MannKind's Chief Executive Officer, Hakan Edstrom. "Ray's experience in drug development across multiple therapeutic areas, combined with his proven leadership capabilities, will be invaluable to us as we drive growth through our product technology platforms."

Dr. Urbanski has more than 25 years of research, clinical and pharmaceutical industry experience developing numerous new drugs and indications across oncology, rheumatology, cardiology, endocrinology, and immunology. He has held CMO roles at Mylan and Metabolix. Previously he was Vice President at Pfizer, and Vice President and CMO at Suntory Pharmaceuticals. He earned both his MD and Ph.D., Pharmacology and Toxicology from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School.

About MannKind Corporation

MannKind Corporation (Nasdaq:MNKD) focuses on the discovery, development and commercialization of therapeutic products for patients with diseases such as diabetes. MannKind maintains a website at http://www.mannkindcorp.com to which MannKind regularly posts copies of its press releases as well as additional information about MannKind. Interested persons can subscribe on the MannKind website to e-mail alerts that are sent automatically when MannKind issues press releases, files its reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission or posts certain other information to the website.

CONTACT: Company Contact: Matthew J. Pfeffer Chief Financial Officer 661-775-5300 mpfeffer@mannkindcorp.com

Source:MannKind Corporation