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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.

On February 10, 2014, Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. (the "Company") elected Mark E. McGovern, M.D., to the Board of Directors of the Company. Dr. McGovern was elected as a Class I director and will serve until the Company's annual meeting of stockholders in 2014 or until his successor is duly elected and qualified.

Dr. McGovern is a board-certified cardiologist with over 20 years of experience developing lipid regulating therapies, and since 2007, has served as a consultant to the pharmaceutical industry in cardiovascular and lipid regulation. Dr. McGovern's experience includes 11 years at Bristol-Myers Squibb (NYSE: BMY), from 1986 to 1997, in various capacities, including Executive Director, Heart Failure and Atherosclerosis Clinical Research. Dr. McGovern subsequently spent 10 years, from 1997 to 2007, at Kos Pharmaceuticals, where he last served as executive vice president, medical affairs, and chief medical officer, prior to its acquisition by Abbott Laboratories. Dr. McGovern earned his Bachelor's degree summa cum laude from Princeton University and his medical degree from the University of Vermont. Dr. McGovern is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American College of Physicians, and has published extensively on lipid management and its role in the treatment of coronary heart disease. The Company believes that Dr. McGovern is qualified to serve as a director based on his broad experience in the industry in which it operates.

As a non-employee director, Dr. McGovern will receive cash and equity compensation paid by the Company pursuant to its non-employee director compensation program. There are no arrangements or understandings between Dr. McGovern and any other person pursuant to which Dr. McGovern was selected as a director, and there are no transactions between Dr. McGovern and the Company that would require disclosure under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.

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