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ROCKVILLE, Md., Mar 11, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Emergent BioSolutions Inc. (EBS 15.96, -0.03, -0.19%) announced today that Fuad El-Hibri, its chairman and chief executive officer, has been named by the World Trade Center Institute (WTCI) as one of Maryland’s outstanding international business leaders. Celebrating the spirit of global ambition and excellence in international leadership, WTCI presents the Maryland International Leadership Awards annually to leaders within the state who exemplify entrepreneurial spirit, innovation, and global reach.

Mr Fuad El-Hibri and to his right Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD)

Mr Fuad El-Hibri and to his right Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD)

Mr. El-Hibri stated, “Across the globe and on a daily basis, the Emergent team lives out the company mission of protecting life – a commitment to make meaningful contributions to address unmet medical needs especially in underserved markets. It is an honor to be recognized for the work that we do and to receive this award on behalf of the team.”

“Mr. El-Hibri recognizes the importance of global markets as key to future growth. WTCI is pleased to showcase Mr. El-Hibri and Emergent BioSolutions’ many achievements and is honored to name him as one of Maryland’s 2010 International Business Leadership Award winners,” said Deborah M. Kielty, president and executive director of the World Trade Center Institute.

WTCI was established in Baltimore in 1989 as a non-profit membership organization to help connect Maryland to the globe. It is the region’s premier private sector international business partner and a member of the World Trade Center Association, a family of 300 centers located in vibrant business communities around the world.

About Emergent BioSolutions Inc.

Emergent BioSolutions Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development, manufacture and commercialization of vaccines and therapeutics that assist the body’s immune system to prevent or treat disease. Emergent’s marketed product, BioThrax(R) (Anthrax Vaccine Adsorbed), is the only vaccine approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the prevention of anthrax infection. Emergent’s product pipeline targets infectious diseases and includes programs focused on anthrax, tuberculosis, typhoid, flu and chlamydia. Additional information may be found at www.emergentbiosolutions.com.

SOURCE: Emergent BioSolutions Inc.

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The El-Hibri Peace Education Prize is awarded yearly to an individual who is making valuable contributions to peace education and social justice in the Middle East.  The purpose of the $10,000 prize is to recognize outstanding peace educators, to provide financial support to continue peace education and study, and to promote the importance of peace education globally by affirming efforts to integrate peacemaking into curricula at all levels of education.

The prize was founded in 2007 by businessman and philanthropist Fuad El-Hibri and his wife Nancy El-Hibri in order to highlight the importance of peace education and to support people who are working for a just, peaceful and healthy planet.  El-Hibri is the CEO of Emergent BioSolutions, as well Chairman of the El-Hibri Charitable Foundation.  Past winners include Professor Abdul Aziz Said, the Mohammed Said Farsi Chair of Islamic Peace at American University; Scott Kennedy, an influential Peace Educator for 40 years; and Dr. Mary Elizabeth King a professor of peace and conflict studies at the United Nations-affiliated University for Peace.

Nominations for the 2010 prize will be accepted until June 6, 2010, with the winner announced on July 11, 2010.  The award will be presented on September 21, 2010, which is the International Day of Peace. Nominees can be individuals or organizations based in the United States making valuable contributions to the theory, practice, and teaching of peace and social justice in the Middle East.  More information about the nomination process and the prize itself can be found at http://www.elhibriprize.org .

Nominations, questions, and financial contributions may be sent to: nonviolence@igc.org