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Press Release:
November 2011

Joseph Del Buono becomes Aphena Pharma Solutions CFO

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - Philadelphia-based Aphena Pharma Solutions Inc., a leading pharmaceutical packaging provider in the U.S., is pleased to announce that Joseph A. Del Buono has joined their executive team as Corporate VP and CFO.

Del Buono is a seasoned financial/operational executive with more than 28 years of broad-based domestic and international experience in complex/competitive business environments. He has been in the pharmaceutical industry for more than 16 years.

Prior to joining Aphena, Del Buono had been VP of finance and CFO at Alpharma (currently a subsidiary of Pfizer, Inc.) since June 2003. While at Alpharma, he played a lead role in the significant revenue growth and profit improvement of the business over a six-year period.

Before his tenure at Alpharma, Del Buono held various finance positions of increasing responsibility at Sun Chemical Corporation (2000-2003) and Schering-Plough Corporation (1993-1999). He began his career in 1983 in the audit and business advisory practice of Arthur Andersen & Co. in New York City. He received his BA in accounting from Rutgers University and is a certified public accountant in the state of New York.

"Joseph got our attention because of his strong financial skills and his proven leadership track record," said Aphena Chairman Bob Allen. "We feel strongly that he is the right person to lead our company as it grows to become an even bigger player n the pharmaceutical packaging industry."

Aphena Pharma Solutions Inc. was formed as a strategic alliance between Celeste Contract Packaging, PrePak Systems, TestPak and Integrated Pharmaceutical Packaging - all long-term specialized leaders in the contract pharma and personal care packaging, repackaging and manufacturing industry. Aphena offers turnkey solutions for the pharmaceutical, OTC, nutraceutical, animal health, consumer health and medical device markets.
   
 
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