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UPDATED ON: Tuesday, March 22, 2011

GlaxoSmithKline Inc.:

Chris Watters,
Vice-President, Sales

From The Globe and Mail

Paul Lucas, President and CEO of GlaxoSmithKline Inc., is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Watters to Vice-President, Sales, responsible for leading the company’s Canadian sales activities.

Since originally joining GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in 1994, Mr. Watters has held increasingly responsible positions within the commercial business. Most recently, Mr. Watters held the position of Director, Specialty Care, delivering key results for GSK’s extensive and diverse specialty care product portfolio, as well as leading the creation of GSK’s digital marketing team.

With more than 15 years experience in sales and marketing, Mr. Watters has been instrumental in launching a number of key brands in the Canadian market, and notably, in building the company’s vaccines franchise.

Mr. Watters holds a Bachelor of Science (Pharmacy) degree and an Executive MBA from the University of Toronto.

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is a leading research-based pharmaceutical company with a challenging and inspiring mission: to improve the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer. This mission gives GSK the purpose to develop innovative medicines, vaccines and healthcare solutions that help millions of people. GSK is consistently recognized as one of the 50 best employers in Canada and is a top 15 investor in Canadian research and development, contributing more than $144 million in 2009 alone. With a proud tradition of charitable and community support, GSK is designated a Caring Company by Imagine Canada. Discover more at


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