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Vermillion Reappoints Three Directors, Approves a New Stock Incentive Plan, and Ratifies PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as Its Accounting Firm

Mon, 12/06/2010 - 6:32am
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AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Following the annual meeting of its stockholders on Friday, December 3, 2010, Vermillion, Inc. (Nasdaq: VRML) announced that its stockholders approved the reappointment of Gail S. Page, John F. Hamilton and Dr. William C. Wallen as directors of the Company.  In addition, shareholders approved the 2010 Stock Incentive Plan and ratified PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as its independent registered public accounting firm.  

Gail S. Page joined Vermillion in January 2004.  She has been a director since 2005 and currently holds the position of Chief Executive Officer.  In this role, she is responsible for leading Vermillion and its development and commercialization of the OVA1™ Test.  From December 2005 to March 2009, Ms. Page was President and Chief Executive Officer.  On March 27, 2009, Gail Page was asked to step down as President and Chief Executive Officer to conserve Vermillion's resources due to Vermillion's Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing.  In connection with Vermillion's emergence from bankruptcy, however, Ms. Page was reappointed as Chief Executive Officer of Vermillion on February 1, 2010.  

John F. Hamilton has been a member of the Board of Directors since April 2008.  He previously served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Depomed, Inc., from 1997 until his retirement in 2007.  

Dr. William C. Wallen was appointed to the Board of Directors on February 1, 2010, and serves as Chairman of the Company's Nominating and Governance Committee.  He is also a member of Vermillion's Audit Committee and Compensation Committee, and served on its Scientific Advisory Board from April 2006 until February 2010 when he joined the Board of Directors.  Dr. Wallen served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer of IDEXX Laborator

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