Merck is spinning off products from its women’s health, legacy brands, and biosimilars franchises into a new independent, publicly traded company (“NewCo”)
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Merck Announces Appointment of Organon & Co. General Counsel
KENILWORTH, N.J., July 8, 2020 – Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced the appointment of Deborah H. Telman as General Counsel for Organon & Co., its intended spinoff of its women’s health, legacy brands and biosimilars businesses.
In her new role, Deb will act as senior legal advisor to the Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officer and senior management and will be responsible for the company’s worldwide legal affairs, compliance and global environmental health & safety. She will join Organon from Sorrento Therapeutics where she served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary leading the legal, compliance, human resource and quality functions. Deb has spent more than 20 years in senior executive roles at several global companies including Abbott, Johnson Controls and Boeing. She also brings deep experience in mergers and acquisitions, including a major pharmaceutical spinoff with Abbott at the time of its spin from AbbVie.
Merck Announces Appointment of Organon & Co. Chief Financial Officer and Chief Information Officer
KENILWORTH, N.J., May 18, 2020 – Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced the appointment of Matthew Walsh and Rachel Stahler as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Information Officer, respectively, for Organon & Co., its intended spinoff of its women’s health, legacy brands and biosimilars businesses.
In his new role at Organon, Matt will be responsible for the development and execution of the company’s overall financial strategy, and will oversee corporate financial planning, tax, audit, treasury, investor relations and business development. He will join Organon from Allergan where he served as Executive Vice President (EVP) and Chief Financial Officer (CFO). A seasoned finance executive with over 15 years of public company CFO experience, Matt has notable expertise in mergers and acquisitions, including 11 acquisitions and integrations and five divestitures during his nine-year tenure at Catalent where he served as EVP, CFO.
Merck Announces Organon & Co. as New Company Name for Planned Spinoff
KENILWORTH, N.J., March 11, 2020 – Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced that Organon & Co. will be the name of the new company to be created through the intended spinoff of its women’s health, trusted legacy brands and biosimilars businesses.
Organon has been an important part of Merck since the 2009 Schering-Plough acquisition. The Organon name has strong brand equity and engenders great respect among health care professionals for its dedication and innovation in women’s health.
KENILWORTH, N.J., Feb. 5, 2020 – Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced its intention to spin-off products from its Women’s Health, trusted Legacy Brands, and Biosimilars businesses into a new, yet-to-be-named, independent, publicly traded company. The spinoff will allow both management teams to drive increased responsiveness to the particular needs of their patients and customers and achieve faster growth through focused and fit-for-purpose operating models.
Merck will continue to benefit from strong growth across its current key pillars of Oncology, Vaccines, Hospital and Animal Health, while remaining fully committed to investing in research and development in pursuit of breakthrough innovations across all areas of science and to driving value from its deep late-stage pipeline. As a premier research-intensive biopharmaceutical company, Merck will continue its pursuit to advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and communities around the world.