SOURCE: The Medicines Company

The Medicines Company

April 28, 2011 15:30 ET

The Medicines Company Appoints John C. Kelly to Board of Directors

PARSIPPANY, NJ--(Marketwire - Apr 28, 2011) - The Medicines Company (NASDAQ: MDCO) today announced the appointment of John C. Kelly to the Company's Board of Directors and Audit Committee of the Board. Mr. Kelly has more than 40 years of experience in accounting and finance, as well as a background in healthcare. He recently retired after serving as Vice President and Controller of Wyeth. Mr. Kelly also serves on the Boards of C.R. Bard and Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey.

Mr. Kelly stated, "The Medicines Company's expert focus on acute and intensive care in hospitals is particularly exciting. Throughout my experience, I have observed that innovation in this area of healthcare can make a substantial difference."

From October 2009 to February 2010, Mr. Kelly served as senior vice president, finance of Pfizer Inc. From June 2002 to March 2008, Mr. Kelly held several senior positions at Wyeth, including most recently, vice president and controller. Prior to joining Wyeth, where he handled a wide range of assignments in finance, he spent more than 35 years in public accounting at Arthur Andersen in various leadership capacities, including as the partner in charge of audit and business consulting practices in the New York metropolitan area. Mr. Kelly is currently a director of C.R. Bard, Inc., a medical device company, and Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey. He is a certified public accountant and was an elected member of the Council of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Kelly earned both his B.S. in business administration and M.B.A. in international finance from Seton Hall University.

About The Medicines Company
The Medicines Company (NASDAQ: MDCO) provides medical solutions to improve health outcomes for patients in acute and intensive care hospitals worldwide. These solutions comprise medicines and knowledge that directly impact the survival and well being of critically ill patients. The Medicines Company's website is

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