LundbeckH. Lundbeck A/S (Lundbeck) today announced that the Board of Directors of the company has appointed Kåre Schultz as new president and CEO of Lundbeck. Kåre Schultz will take up his new position on 20 May 2015.

"It is a great pleasure to announce that Kåre Schultz will join Lundbeck as president and CEO. With his unique experience from an impressive career in the pharmaceutical industry, Kåre Schultz has all the qualifications to handle the challenges Lundbeck faces," says Håkan Björklund, Chairman of Lundbeck's Board of Directors.

Lundbeck's future president and CEO has been the president and COO of Novo Nordisk A/S since January 2014. He joined Novo Nordisk in 1989.

Kåre Schultz is chairman of the board of Royal Unibrew A/S and a member of the board of LEGO A/S, both in Denmark. He has an MSc in Economics from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, from 1987. Kåre Schultz is a Danish national, born May 1961.

"Lundbeck stands out in the industry as a company focused on brain diseases. I'm motivated and inspired by Lundbeck's vision and excited to bring my business background to lead Lundbeck to the next phase of its development", says Kåre Schultz and continues "Lundbeck is going through challenging times and I look forward to working with everyone at Lundbeck to build a strong future for our patients, shareholders and employees."

About Lundbeck
H. Lundbeck A/S (LUN.CO, LUN DC, HLUYY) is a global pharmaceutical company specialized in brain diseases. For more than 50 years, we have been at the forefront of research within neuroscience. Our key areas of focus are alcohol dependence, Alzheimer's disease, bipolar disorder, depression/anxiety, epilepsy, Huntington's disease, Parkinson's disease, schizophrenia and symptomatic neurogenic orthostatic hypotension (NOH).

An estimated 700 million people worldwide are living with brain disease and far too many suffer due to inadequate treatment, discrimination, a reduced number of working days, early retirement and other unnecessary consequences. Every day, we strive for improved treatment and a better life for people living with brain disease - we call this Progress in Mind.

Our approximately 6,000 employees in 57 countries are engaged in the entire value chain throughout research, development, production, marketing and sales. Our pipeline consists of several late-stage development programs and our products are available in more 100 countries. We have research centers in China, Denmark and the United States and production facilities in China, Denmark, France and Italy. Lundbeck generated revenue of approximately DKK 13.5 billion in 2014 (EUR 1.8 billion; USD 2.4 billion).

Lundbeck's shares are listed on the stock exchange in Copenhagen under the symbol "LUN". Lundbeck has a sponsored Level 1 ADR program listed in the US (OTC) under the symbol "HLUYY".