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Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd: Management Change at Actelion - Roland Haefeli to focus on senior advisory role - Andrew Weiss new Head of Investor Relations and

Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd / Management Change at Actelion - Roland Haefeli
to focus on senior advisory role- Andrew Weiss new Head of Investor Relations
and Corporate Communications . Processed and transmitted by NASDAQ OMX
Corporate Solutions.The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this
Actelion Ltd (SIX: ATLN) today announced that Roland Haefeli, Senior Vice
President, Head of Investor Relations and Public Affairs (IR&PA) and member
of the Extended Actelion Executive Committee (AEC) has decided to step down
from his current role for personal reasons effective 05 May 2014. Roland
Haefeli will stay with Actelion in a senior advisory role.

Roland will hand over his position to Andrew Weiss, who joins Actelion from
Bank Vontobel, where he was Head of Life Science Equity Research / Pharma

Jean-Paul Clozel M.D. and Chief Executive Officer commented: "I am very
pleased to welcome Andrew Weiss to Actelion as new Head of IR&CC and member
of the Extended AEC. He brings an excellent understanding of the
pharmaceutical market and a deep experience of the financial community. I am
convinced that with his background and skills he will contribute to the
future success of Actelion."

Jean-Paul Clozel added: "Roland Haefeli has been with Actelion for more than
13 years, and has contributed significantly to our success. As Head of IR&PA
he tirelessly managed all communication with the financial community and
media in order to achieve a fair valuation of Actelion. I am grateful that he
will continue to share his know-how and stay in a senior advisory role at
Actelion as I immensely value his advice, his enthusiasm and commitment to
our company."

Jean-Paul Clozel concluded: "This is a very exciting time for Actelion, with
recent product launches and our promising late stage pipeline. More than
ever, it is important that our strategy and growth opportunities are fully
understood and communication with our key stakeholders will play a crucial
role in this."




Andrew Weiss, a Swiss citizen, has a MA degree in Business Administration,
Monetary Economics, and Corporate Law from the University of Zurich and is a
Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).

Prior to joining Actelion he was the team leader for Life Sciences Equity
Research and a financial analyst covering Swiss/European pharmaceutical/
biotechnology stocks at Bank Vontobel. Before joining Bank Vontobel seven
years ago, he worked as an analyst for European Pharmaceuticals at Warburg
Dillon Read and as an analyst/fund manager at Julius Baer. Over the past 17
years in the banking sector, he has accumulated a vast knowledge of the
pharmaceutical and biotech market.


Roland Haefeli, a historian and political economist with advanced degrees from
the University of Bern (Switzerland) and UNC Chapel Hill (USA), joined
Actelion in 2001 and became Senior Vice-President, Head Investor Relations
and Public Affairs, and a member of the Extended Actelion Executive
Committee. He started his career in the pharmaceutical industry as a
corporate spokesperson for F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd.

He also worked as head of media relations for other companies, including
Serono. In his early career, a stock market training program in a Swiss
Private Bank was followed by several years as a news writer, presenter, and
editor for several print and electronic media operations. He also served two
years as a Delegate for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
in Bosnia and Rwanda.


Actelion Ltd. is a leading biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery,
development and commercialization of innovative drugs for diseases with
significant unmet medical needs.

Actelion is a leader in the field of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH).
Our portfolio of PAH treatments covers the spectrum of disease, from WHO
Functional Class (FC) II through to FC IV, with oral, inhaled and intravenous
medications. Although not available in all countries, Actelion has treatments
approved by health authorities for a number of specialist diseases including
Type 1 Gaucher disease, Niemann-Pick type C disease, Digital Ulcers in
patients suffering from systemic sclerosis, and mycosis fungoides in patients
with cutaneous T-cell lymphoma.

Founded in late 1997, with now over 2,400 dedicated professionals covering all
key markets around the world including the US, Japan, China, Russia and
Mexico, Actelion has its corporate headquarters in Allschwil / Basel,

Actelion shares are traded on the SIX Swiss Exchange (ticker symbol: ATLN) as
part of the Swiss blue-chip index SMI (Swiss Market Index SMI®). All
trademarks are legally protected.

For further information please contact:

Andrew Jones
Director, Corporate Communications
Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Gewerbestrasse 16, CH-4123 Allschwil
+41 61 565 62 62

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