Avadel Pharmaceuticals Announces Promotion of Gregory J. Divis to Chief Operating Officer

DUBLIN, Ireland, March 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Avadel Pharmaceuticals plc (NASDAQ:AVDL), “Avadel” or the “Company,” today announced the promotion of Gregory J. Divis to Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, a newly created role at the Company. Mr. Divis has served as the Company’s Chief Commercial Officer since joining in January of 2017. He brings more than 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry to the role and will be responsible for overseeing Avadel’s U.S. and European-based operations, including Supply Chain, Business Development, and Commercial Operations.

Mike Anderson, Avadel’s Chief Executive Officer, commented, “Greg has meaningful experience across a number of operational functions, and his role has expanded since his arrival last January. His involvement in everything from our supply chain activities, business development, and commercial activities has contributed tremendous value to our organization as he transitions into this new leadership role. I look forward to continuing my work with Greg as we execute our vision of becoming a leading specialty pharma company.”

Greg Divis, said, “As we continue to grow and broaden our offering of new and differentiated products, I look forward to expanding my involvement across our organization. Avadel has a number of exciting upcoming catalysts, including the launch of Noctiva™ and completion of our REST-ON Phase III trial. The successful execution of these strategic objectives will transform our company, drive long-term value creation, and aid us in our mission to improve the lives of the patients we serve.”

Mr. Divis served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Lumara Health, a specialty branded pharmaceutical company focused on women’s health, from 2010 to 2014. At Lumara, Mr. Divis led the successful turnaround and transformation of the business resulting in a series of transactions culminating in the successful sale to AMAG Pharmaceuticals. Mr. Divis has also held such notable roles as Vice-President, Business Development & Lifecycle Management at Sanofi-Aventis and as Vice-President and General Manager, UK and Ireland, for Schering-Plough Corporation. Mr. Divis is a graduate of the University of Iowa.

About Avadel Pharmaceuticals plc:
Avadel Pharmaceuticals plc (NASDAQ:AVDL) is a specialty pharmaceutical company that seeks to develop differentiated pharmaceutical products that are safe, effective and easy to take through formulation development, by utilizing its proprietary drug delivery technology and through in-licensing / acquiring new products; ultimately, helping patients adhere to their prescribed medical treatment and see better results. The Company is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland with operations in St. Louis, Missouri and Lyon, France. For more information, please visit www.avadel.com.

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Contacts: Michael F. Kanan
Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (636) 449-1844
Email: mkanan@avadel.com
Lauren Stival
Sr. Director, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications
Phone: (636) 449-5866
Email: lstival@avadel.com

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