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Vir Biotechnology Announces Dr. Phil Pang Will Step Down as Chief Medical Officer

Vir Biotechnology, Inc. (Nasdaq: VIR) today announced that Executive Vice President, and Chief Medical Officer, Phil Pang, M.D., Ph.D., has decided to leave the company at the end of March 2024 to spend more time with his family. The Company has initiated a search for a successor.

“Phil has served as a formidable leader at Vir, where he played a major part in the development of sotrovimab during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic. With his background in infectious diseases, he has built strong teams with a mission of targeting major unmet needs globally, including chronic hepatitis delta, hepatitis B, and HIV,” said Marianne De Backer, M.Sc., Ph.D., MBA, Vir’s Chief Executive Officer. “He leaves behind a strong team of drug developers, positioning us well for continued success. I wish him the very best.”

“I am humbled by all that Vir has accomplished in the last seven years, and it has been an honor to lead such a world-class team of experts. Now, after a period of reflection, I have decided to spend more time with my family,” said Dr. Pang. “I leave a very capable development team that will inform the strategy and enable a smooth transition for a new Chief Medical Officer. I am inspired by Marianne’s vision of the future at Vir, and I look forward to continuing to watch the company flourish.”

About Vir Biotechnology, Inc.

Vir Biotechnology, Inc. is an immunology company focused on powering the immune system to transform lives by treating and preventing infectious diseases and other serious conditions, including other viral-associated diseases. Vir has assembled two technology platforms that are designed to stimulate and enhance the immune system by exploiting critical observations of natural immune processes. Its current clinical development pipeline consists of product candidates targeting hepatitis delta and hepatitis B viruses and human immunodeficiency virus. Vir has several preclinical candidates in its pipeline, including those targeting influenza A and B, COVID-19, RSV/MPV and HPV. Vir routinely posts information that may be important to investors on its website.

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Carly Scaduto

Senior Director, Media Relations



Sasha Damouni Ellis

Executive Vice President, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer

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