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Voyager Therapeutics Appoints Nancy Vitale to its Board of Directors


CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 15, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Voyager Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: VYGR), a clinical-stage gene therapy company focused on developing life-changing treatments for severe neurological diseases, today announced the addition of Nancy Vitale as an independent director to its Board of Directors, effective as of September 15, 2020. Ms. Vitale brings more than 25 years of experience to Voyager’s Board, with deep expertise in human resources. She is a former Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer at Genentech, a member of the Roche Group.

“We are thrilled to welcome Nancy to our Board,” said Andre Turenne, President and CEO of Voyager. “Nancy’s accomplished background in helping organizations thrive by focusing on a strong patient-centric culture and employee wellbeing will be enormously valuable as we continue to grow Voyager.”

Since leaving Genentech, in 2019, Ms. Vitale co-founded and continues to co-manage Partners for Wellbeing, LLC., a boutique human resources consulting firm. Prior to her 13-year tenure at Genentech, Ms. Vitale held senior human resources roles at Procter & Gamble Company and CIGNA. Ms. Vitale earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the Goizueta Business School of Emory University.

“I’m delighted to join Voyager’s Board of Directors,” Ms. Vitale commented. “The company is led by an outstanding team and I’m highly compelled by Voyager’s mission to deliver life-changing medicines for patients suffering from severe neurological diseases. I look forward to working with other members of the Board and contributing to this important mission.”

Ms. Vitale will also serve as a member of the Board’s Compensation Committee.

About Voyager Therapeutics

Voyager Therapeutics is a clinical-stage gene therapy company focused on developing life-changing treatments for severe neurological diseases. Voyager is committed to advancing the field of AAV gene therapy through innovation and investment in vector engineering and optimization, manufacturing, and dosing and delivery techniques. Voyager’s wholly owned and partnered pipeline focuses on severe neurological diseases for which effective new therapies are needed, including Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, Friedreich’s ataxia, and other severe neurological diseases. For more information on Voyager Therapeutics, please visit the company’s website at or follow @VoyagerTx on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements for the purposes of the safe harbor provisions under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and other federal securities law. The use of words such as “may,” “might,” “will,” “should,” “expect,” “plan,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “project,” “intend,” “future,” “potential,” or “continue,” and other similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements.  For example, all statements Voyager makes regarding Ms. Vitale’s participation as a member of Voyager’s Board of Directors and her ability to help Voyager grow and develop a strong patient-centric culture and focus on employee wellbeing are forward-looking.  All forward-looking statements are based on assumptions by Voyager’s management that, although Voyager believes to be reasonable, are inherently uncertain.  All forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those that Voyager expected, including the ability of Ms. Vitale to quickly integrate onto the Voyager Board of Directors, to make contributions as a member of the Voyager Board of Directors and to contribute to Voyager’s culture. These statements are also subject to a number of material risks and uncertainties that are described in Voyager’s most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, as updated by its future filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which it was made.  Voyager undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

Paul Cox
VP, Investor Relations

Sheryl Seapy

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Source: Voyager Therapeutics, Inc.