Transition Therapeutics Appoints Carl Damiani as Chief Operating Officer

TORONTO, July 11, 2014 /CNW/ - Transition Therapeutics Inc. ("Transition" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: TTHI, TSX: TTH) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Tony Cruz is pleased to announce that Carl Damiani has been appointed to the role of Chief Operating Officer of Transition.

"This appointment reflects Mr. Damiani's broader leadership role in overseeing Transition employees and operations in Toronto, San Francisco and Ireland, as well as advancing our late stage neuropsychiatric drug candidate, ELND005, for AD patients, the phase 2 diabetes drug candidate TT-401 partnered with Lilly, and growing our pipeline with assets acquired from pharma partners", said Dr. Tony Cruz, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Transition.

Since joining Transition in 2003, Mr. Damiani has held the roles of Vice-President of Business Development and Director of Business Development.

About Transition

Transition is a biopharmaceutical company, developing novel therapeutics for disease indications with large markets. The Company's lead CNS drug candidate is ELND005 for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease and Down syndrome.  Transition's lead metabolic drug candidate is TT-401 (LY2944876) for the treatment of type 2 diabetes and accompanying obesity. The Company's shares are listed on the NASDAQ under the symbol "TTHI" and the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "TTH". For additional information about the Company, please visit www.transitiontherapeutics.com.

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For further information on Transition, visit www.transitiontherapeutics.com or contact:
Dr. Tony Cruz
Chief Executive Officer
Transition Therapeutics Inc.
Phone: 416-260-7770, x.223
tcruz@transitiontherapeutics.com