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Form 8-K for AMARIN CORP PLC\UK


14-Dec-2011

Change in Directors or Principal Officers


Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

At a meeting of the Board of Directors of Amarin Corporation plc (the "Company") on December 13, 2011, in accordance with the Company's articles of association, the Company appointed Patrick O'Sullivan as a Director of the Company and as a member of its Audit Committee, effective as of December 13, 2011. Mr. O'Sullivan replaces Dr. Manus Rogan on the Board of Directors of the Company, who resigned from the Board of Directors effective as of December 12, 2011.

In connection with his appointment and in accordance with Company's non-employee director compensation plan, Mr. O'Sullivan has been granted an option to purchase 45,000 ordinary shares of the Company. The options granted to Mr. O'Sullivan will have an exercise price equal to the fair market value of the Company's ordinary shares on December 13, 2011 and will vest in three equal yearly installments commencing on the first anniversary of the grant date.

Mr. O'Sullivan has more than 40 years of pharmaceutical industry experience, including more than 30 years as Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors of the LEO Pharma companies in Ireland and more than 10 years as a member of the Board of Directors of the parent company of the LEO Pharma Group in Denmark. Since 2007 Mr. O'Sullivan has been a business consultant to the pharmaceutical industry and he currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Merrion Pharmaceuticals Plc and Warner Chilcott Plc. Mr. O'Sullivan is a registered pharmacist who earned Bachelor of Commerce and Masters of Business Administration degrees from University College in Dublin.

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