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UPDATED ON: Tuesday, September 11, 2001

GlaxoSmithKline Inc.:

Paul Lirette,
Vice President of Sales

From The Globe and Mail

Paul Lucas, President and CEO of GlaxoSmithKline Inc., is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Lirette as Vice President of Sales.

Mr. Lirette will be responsible for directing one of Canada’s leading pharmaceutical sales forces towards expected sales of nearly $1 billion in 2001. In this position, he will also assume responsibility for GlaxoSmithKline’s Bureau d’affaires du Quebec.

Mr. Lirette has 12 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, where he has demonstrated strong leadership qualities and held senior positions in both Sales and Marketing management. As part of the company’s recent merger, Mr. Lirette played a pivotal role in overseeing the integration of two companies.

Mr. Lirette’s educational background includes a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Sherbrooke and a Bachelor's degree in Business Management from the University of Quebec in Montreal.

GlaxoSmithKline is one of the world's leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies. In Canada, GlaxoSmithKline employs more than 1,800 people and is one of the top 20 contributors to Canadian Research and Development.

 

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