MannKind Announces Key Addition to Its Executive Management Ranks

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VALENCIA, Calif., Jan. 04, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MannKind Corporation (NASDAQ:MNKD) (TASE:MNKD) today announced that Stuart A. Tross, Ph.D., has joined the company as its Chief People Officer, with responsibilities for Human Resources, Information Technology and West Coast Facilities.  Dr. Tross will be integral in accelerating the company's development into a world-class, global biopharmaceutical company centered on the value of its human capital.  He will be reporting to Matthew Pfeffer, Chief Executive Officer, and will serve on MannKind's executive leadership team.

Dr. Tross joins MannKind with several decades of leadership experience in the life sciences industry. From 2006 to 2016 he served in roles of increasing responsibility at Amgen, the last three years as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer responsible for Human Resources and Security on a global basis. From 1998 to 2006 he served in a series of leadership roles at Bristol-Myers Squibb, the last three years as Vice President and Global Head of Human Resources for Mead Johnson Company. Stuart received a B.S. degree from Cornell University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Industrial-Organization Psychology from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

"To welcome Stuart to our executive management team, with his extensive biopharmaceutical background, is both timely and opportunistic. The addition of his wide-ranging experience will be transformational at MannKind," said Mr. Pfeffer. "Stuart's experience will not only facilitate a quick and efficient expansion of our Afrezza launch capability, but he will be instrumental in building an organization to accommodate other strategic initiatives, such as product development and global expansion."

Dr. Tross commented, "I am excited to join the MannKind team during this time of rapid transformation. Afrezza is an innovative product in an area of unmet patient need with significant growth potential, and there are a number of additional growth opportunities in the pipeline. I look forward to contributing to MannKind's future."

About MannKind Corporation
MannKind Corporation (NASDAQ:MNKD) (TASE:MNKD) focuses on the discovery and development of therapeutic products for patients with diseases such as diabetes.  MannKind maintains a website at to which MannKind regularly posts copies of its press releases as well as additional information about MannKind. Interested persons can subscribe on the MannKind website to e-mail alerts that are sent automatically when MannKind issues press releases, files its reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission or posts certain other information to the website.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including statements regarding the commercial potential of Afrezza.  Words such as "believes", "anticipates", "plans", "expects", "intend", "will", "goal", "potential" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements.  These forward-looking statements are based upon MannKind's current expectations.  Actual results and the timing of events could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements as a result of these risks and uncertainties, which include, without limitation, the ability to generate significant product sales for MannKind, difficulties or delays in obtaining regulatory feedback or completing and analyzing the results of clinical studies, MannKind's ability to manage its existing cash resources or raise additional cash resources, stock price volatility and other risks detailed in MannKind's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015 and periodic reports on Form 10-Q and Form 8-K.  You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release.  All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement, and MannKind undertakes no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this press release.

Company Contact:
Rose Alinaya
SVP Finance



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