Abivax appoints Patrick Malloy as Senior Vice President Investor Relations

August 23, 2023

PARIS, France, August 23, 2023 – 06:00 p.m. (CEST) Abivax SA (Euronext Paris: FR0012333284 – ABVX) (“Abivax” or the “Company”) today announced the appointment of Patrick Malloy as new Senior Vice President Investor Relations. Mr. Malloy brings 20 years of investor relations and commercial leadership experience in the biopharmaceutical sector. He is expected to play a crucial role in furthering the strategic international positioning of Abivax and obefazimod with the investor community.

Didier Blondel, Chief Financial Officer of Abivax, said: “I am glad Patrick joins our team with his extensive experience in investor relations and commercial as well as a proven track record as a strategic leader in the biopharma sector. As we are advancing the strategic positioning of Abivax and obefazimod internationally, his expertise will be very valuable for the success of our projects and our Company.”

Patrick Malloy, new Senior Vice President Investor Relations of Abivax, commented: “Abivax is currently in the process of sharpening its profile among the international financial community. I am excited to support these efforts to successfully complete the ongoing Phase 3 clinical program with lead drug candidate obefazimod for the treatment of moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis and to make it accessible to the many patients in need.”

Mr. Malloy joins Abivax from VectivBio AG (acquired by Ironwood Pharmaceuticals in June 2023), where he held the position of Senior Vice President, Investor Relations & Strategic Communications. Previously, he served as Vice President of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications at Arena Pharmaceuticals (acquired by Pfizer in 2022). Mr. Malloy spent over 16 years at Actelion Pharmaceuticals (acquired by Johnson and Johnson in 2017), where he held several commercial and corporate strategic leadership roles across the organization. Mr. Malloy will be based at the Abivax office on the U.S. East Coast.

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