Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. announced that Kevin Gorman, Ph.D., will retire as Chief Executive Officer of Neurocrine on October 11, 2024. Kyle Gano, Ph.D., currently Neurocrine's Chief Business Development and Strategy Officer, will succeed him in the CEO role. Dr. Gorman will continue to serve on the Neurocrine Board.

Dr. Gorman founded Neurocrine in 1992 and held numerous positions across the Company, including Chief Operating Officer, Chief Business Officer, and Senior Vice President of Business Development, before being appointed CEO in 2008. Under Dr. Gorman's three decades of leadership, Neurocrine has emerged as a fully integrated biopharmaceutical enterprise with a broad, mature pipeline, strong financial position, and highly successful commercial product, INGREZZA® (valbenazine). Dr. Gorman's vision to focus on areas that lack recent innovation or have limited treatment options has provided the Company with meaningful momentum in its mission to discover and develop new medicines that relieve patient suffering.

About Kyle Gano: Kyle W. Gano, Ph.D., is a proven executive who joined Neurocrine Biosciences more than 23 years ago. After beginning his career at Neurocrine in a market research and analytics role, Dr. Gano has spent the better part of the last two decades focused on business and corporate development, assuming the position of Chief Business Development Officer in 2011 and Chief Business Development and Strategy Officer in 2020. In his current role, Dr. Gano oversees the Company's strategic collaborations across multiple therapeutic areas that bring critical treatments to patients suffering from neurological, neuroendocrine, and neuropsychiatric disorders.

During his tenure, he has executed and managed many robust partnerships, including those that are currently active with AbbVie, Idorsia Ltd, Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma, Nxera Pharma (formerly Sosei Heptares), Sanofi S.A., Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, Voyager Therapeutics, and Xenon Pharmaceuticals. He also led the acquisition of Diurnal Group Plc in 2021, expanding Neurocrine's presence to the United Kingdom and European Union. Beyond his business development and strategy portfolio, Dr. Gano has led numerous high-impact operational and business priorities.

These include having been the lead inventor on the patent to the valbenazine molecule, having served as Team Lead for both the elagolix development program and VMAT2 Franchise Team, and currently holding oversight responsibility for all muscarinic development teams and activities. He also played key leadership roles in the development of three FDA-approved medicines ? INGREZZA® (valbenazine), ORILISSA® (elagolix), and ORIAHNN® (elagolix, estradiol, and norethindrone).

Dr. Gano serves on the Board of Directors of California Life Sciences (CLS). He received his B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Oregon, B.S. in Biochemistry from the University of Washington, and his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry and M.B. A from the University of California, Los Angeles.