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Progenity Announces Appointment of Jill Howe to its Board of Directors

November 4, 2021

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 04, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Progenity, Inc. (Nasdaq: PROG), an innovative biotechnology company, announced the appointment of Jill Howe to its board of directors effective November 3, 2021. Ms. Howe was also appointed chairperson of the Audit Committee and member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.

“As Progenity continues to execute its strategic transformation, we are adding key leadership capabilities that will allow us to continue accelerating our efforts to develop the drug discovery and delivery systems of the future,” said Eric d’Esparbes, interim CEO of Progenity. “Jill brings proven financial leadership and extensive pharmaceutical industry experience, which will be invaluable in her role as chair of the Audit Committee for Progenity.”

“It’s an exciting time for Progenity as there is incredible depth and potential in the R&D pipeline,” said Jill Howe. “I look forward to working with the team to ensure the company’s potential is valued.”

Jill Howe is the Chief Financial Officer for DTxPharma and serves on the Board of Directors for Codagenix and the MUSC Foundation for Research Development. She has more than 20 years of experience in the biotechnology sector in operational and financial strategy, treasury, global infrastructure, and compliance management. Prior to joining DTx, Ms. Howe served as Treasurer and Vice President of Finance for Gossamer Bio, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, where she was the internal project lead for the company’s initial public offering, follow-on, and debt offerings, and oversaw finance for 18 subsidiaries across the U.S. and Ireland. She previously held Controller and Director of Finance roles at Amplyx Pharmaceuticals, Receptos, and Somaxon Pharmaceuticals. Ms. Howe received a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from San Diego State University.

About Progenity
Progenity, Inc. is a biotechnology company innovating in the fields of women’s health, gastrointestinal health, and oral biotherapeutics. Progenity applies a multi-omics approach, combining genomics, epigenomics, proteomics, and metabolomics to its molecular testing products and to the development of a suite of investigational ingestible devices designed to provide precise diagnostic sampling and drug delivery solutions. Progenity’s vision is to transform healthcare to become more precise and personal by improving diagnoses of disease and improving patient outcomes through localized treatment with targeted therapies.

For more information visit www.progenity.com, or follow the company on LinkedIn or Twitter.

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Investor Contact:
Robert Uhl
Managing Director, Westwicke ICR
ir@progenity.com
(619) 228-5886

Media Contact:
Kate Blom-Lowery
CG Life
media@progenity.com
(619) 743-6294