BETHESDA, Md., Oct. 13, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Sucampo) (NASDAQ:SCMP), a global biopharmaceutical company, today announced that Timothy P. Walbert has joined Sucampo’s Board of Directors. Mr. Walbert currently serves as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Horizon Pharma plc.
“Tim is a seasoned leader who has created tremendous value for the shareholders of Horizon since joining the company in 2008. We are pleased that he is joining the Sucampo Board at a time when we are implementing our own growth strategy focused on diversifying our portfolio of commercial and development-stage products,” said Peter Greenleaf, Chief Executive Officer of Sucampo. “Tim’s experience leading significant acquisitions, and launching and commercializing pharmaceutical products will be extremely valuable as we continue to execute our strategic plan.”