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John Perkins '94 Promoted to Executive VP at Talecris Biotherapeutics Holdings

June 5, 2010

John_Perkins_09.jpgJune 5, 2010, Greencastle, Ind. — John R. Perkins II, a 1994 graduate of DePauw University, has been promoted to the position of executive vice president, global commercial operations at Talecris Biotherapeutics Holdings Corp (Nasdaq: TLCR). Perkins has been with Talecris since 2006 and most recently served as the senior vice president and general manager, portfolio management and U.S. business. In his new role, he will be responsible for the global commercial business, including worldwide portfolio management, sales and marketing.

"John has demonstrated strong leadership and a proven track record of success," says Lawrence D. Stern, chairman and CEO of Talecris. "I am confident that his experience and diverse skill set will enable the seamless development and execution of our global strategies to drive global growth."

After graduating from DePauw, where he was a political science major, Perkins earned his M.B.A. from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management. Prior to joining Talecris, he was an operations executive at Cerberus Capital and held a variety of positions at General Electric.

Perkins also serves on the board of directors for Centric Health Resources.