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    Arcturus Therapeutics Holdings Inc. (the “Company”, “Arcturus”, Nasdaq: ARCT), a global messenger RNA medicines company focused on the development of infectious disease vaccines and medicines to treat unmet medical needs within liver and respiratory rare diseases, today announced the appointment of a new independent director, Moncef Slaoui, Ph.D., to the Company's Board of Directors.

    “Dr. Moncef Slaoui brings extraordinary strategic expertise in pharmaceutical product innovation, development and commercialization of several therapeutics and vaccines,” said Joseph Payne, President & Chief Executive Officer of Arcturus. “We warmly welcome Moncef to the Board of Directors and look forward to working with him as we advance our pipeline of next generation mRNA medicines.”

    “I am delighted to join the Board of Arcturus Therapeutics as we embark on this exciting phase of growth,” said Dr. Moncef Slaoui. “I look forward to helping advance the Arcturus pipeline of mRNA vaccines and therapeutics utilizing the next-generation STARR self-amplifying mRNA and LUNAR delivery technology platforms.”

    Dr. Moncef Slaoui was most recently the Chief Scientific Advisor to Operation Warp Speed. Under his leadership the operation enabled the fastest ever development, manufacturing, and approval of multiple COVID-19 vaccines in less than 11 months after the virus genetic sequence was described. Dr. Slaoui has sat on several biotechnology company boards, including Moderna, Inc. and Lonza Group AG, and he chaired the boards of Galvani, and Vaxcyte, a vaccine development platform company.

    Dr. Slaoui spent nearly 30 years at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) holding leadership positions including as member of the Board of Directors of GSK PLC; Chairman of Pharmaceutical R&D; Chairman Global R&D, Vaccines & Oncology; and Chairman, Global Vaccines. As Chairman of Pharmaceutical R&D, Dr. Slaoui led a restructuring to improve focus on innovation and productivity. As Chairman of Global Vaccines, Dr. Slaoui was directly involved in GSK's vaccine pipeline, leading to the creation of 14 new vaccines, including Shingrix, to prevent shingles; Cervarix, to prevent cervical cancer; Mosquirix, to prevent malaria; Rotarix, to prevent rotavirus gastroenteritis; and Synflorix, to prevent pneumococcal disease.

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    Arcturus Therapeutics Appoints Moncef Slaoui, Ph.D., to Board of Directors Arcturus Therapeutics Holdings Inc. (the “Company”, “Arcturus”, Nasdaq: ARCT), a global messenger RNA medicines company focused on the development of infectious disease vaccines and medicines to treat unmet medical needs within liver and respiratory …