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The Foundation, lead by Chairman of the Board of Trustees Fuad El-HIbri, is divided into four different initiatives: The Peace Education Initiative, The Interfaith Dialogue Initiative, The Humanitarian Aid Initiative, and The Social Justice Initiative.

Fuad El-Hibri awards the 2009 Peace Education award

Fuad El-Hibri awards the 2009 Peace Education award

The Peace Education Initiative focuses on conflict resolution, embracing cultural diversity, and supporting cross-cultural approaches to peace-building.  The Interfaith Dialogue Initiative focuses on supporting understanding between the three Abrahamic faiths: Islam, Judaism and Christianity.  The Humanitarian Aid Initiative provides grants to organizations that aim at delivering education and medical care to the disadvantaged.  The last of the four initiatives is the Social Justice Initiative.  The Social Justice Initiative addresses issues of equality, justice and human rights, especially for women and children.

The El-Hibri Foundation promotes these four initiatives through the provision of grants.  Since its creation in 2001, the Foundation has given away 36 grants totaling over 8.2 million dollars.

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Emergent BioSolutions Inc., (EBS)

Q2 2009 Earnings Call

August 6, 2009 5:00 pm ET

Executives

Robert G. Burrows – Vice President, Investor Relations

Fuad El-Hibri – Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

R. Don Elsey – Chief Financial Officer

Daniel J. Abdun-Nabi – President, Chief Operating Officer

W. James Jackson, Ph.D. – Senior Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer

Analysts

Eric Schmidt – Cowen & Company

David Moskowitz – Caris & Company

Mona Ashiya – J.P. Morgan

Sean Long – Kennedy Capital Management

Presentation

Operator

Welcome to the Emergent BioSolutions Incorporated second quarter 2009 financial results conference call. (Operator Instructions) I would now like to turn the call over to Mr. Robert Burrows.

Robert Burrows

Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen. My name is Robert Burrows, Vice President of Investor Relations for Emergent. Thank you for joining us today as we discuss Emergent BioSolutions financial results for the second quarter and first six months of 2009. As is customary, our call today is open to all participants. In addition, the call is being recorded and is copyrighted by Emergent BioSolutions.

Joining me on the call this afternoon will be Fuad El-Hibri, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and Don Elsey, Chief Financial Officer. Additional members of our senior management team will be present on the call for purposes of the Q&A session.

Before we begin, however, I am compelled to remind everyone that during the all management may make projections and other forward-looking statements regarding future events and the company’s prospects or future performance. These forward-looking statements reflect Emergent’s current perspective on existing trends and information. Any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve substantial risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those projected in any forward-looking statements.

You are encouraged to review Emergent’s filings with the SEC on Forms 10-K, 10-Q, and 8-K for more information on the risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ.

For the benefit of those who may be listening to the replay, this call is held and recorded on August 6, 2009. Since then Emergent may have made announcements relating to topics discussed during today’s call, so again, please reference our most recent press releases and SEC filings.

Emergent BioSolutions assumes no obligation to update the information in today’s press release or as presented on this call except as maybe required by applicable laws or regulations. Today’s press release may be found on our website at www.emergentbiosolutions.com under Investors/Press Release.

With that brief introduction, I would now like to turn the call over to Fuad El-Hibri, Emergent’s Chairman and CEO.

Fuad El-Hibri

Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen. We appreciate your participation on this call. Today, we announced two important items. First, we reported financial results for the second quarter and first 6 months of 2009. Let me tell you that I’m very pleased with Emergent’s overall performance year to date. We have delivered strong sales and earnings results while we continue to invest in our product pipeline. We remain on the path to achieving our financial and product development goals for the year.

Second, we announced a series of real estate transactions that expand our manufacturing and development infrastructure. In addition the strategic implication, these transactions should reduce our total debt and annual interest and operating expenses. In addition, I would like to provide a brief update on selected aspects of our business.

Fuad El-Hibri, chairman and chief executive officer at Emergent BioSolutions Inc., is a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® 2009 Award in the Greater Washington region. The awards program recognizes extraordinary innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to a businesses and its community. Emergent BioSolutions, based in Rockville, is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development, manufacture and commercialization of immunobiotics.

Fuad El-Hibri has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Emergent Biodefense Operations Lansing Inc., a subsidiary of Emergent Biosolutions Inc. since June 2004. Mr. El-Hibri founded Emergent Biosolutions Inc. in 2004 and has been its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since June 2004. He served as President of Emergent BioSolutions, Inc. from March 2006 to April 2007. He is a successful business entrepreneur with extensive experience in telecommunications and …