Innovus Pharma Expands Management Team and Adds Acting General Counsel and Vice President of Finance

LA JOLLA, Calif., Sept. 19, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Innovus Pharmaceuticals, Inc., ("Innovus Pharma") (OTCBB:INNV) today announced that Randy Berholtz was appointed as Acting General Counsel of the Company, an expansion to his previously appointed position as Secretary, and Lynnette Dillen has joined the Company as Vice President of Finance. Ms. Dillen will be responsible for administrative, financial, and risk management of the company.

"Innovus Pharma is extremely pleased to expand Mr. Berholtz's responsibilities with the Company," said Dr. Bassam Damaj. "His legal expertise and experience will prove invaluable as we carry out our plans for additional acquisitions, commercial partnerships for our products and continued growth."

Mr. Berholtz joined Innovus Pharma as our Secretary in July 2013.  He is the former Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Apricus Biosciences, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company. Prior to that time, he was the Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of ACON Laboratories, Inc., a group of Chinese and US life sciences companies. He has also been the Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel of IngleWood Ventures, L.P., a life sciences venture capital company and the Interim General Counsel and Secretary of Nanogen, Inc., a genomics tools company.

"Additionally the Company is excited to welcome Lynnette Dillen as VP of Finance," said Dr. Bassam Damaj, President and Chief Executive Officer. "Her knowledge of the industry and familiarity with our business structure will allow her to be a key player as part of Innovus Pharma's management team."

Ms. Dillen is a seasoned financial executive with 20 years of experience encompassing multiple industries. She has held key financial positions for both large public corporations including Blockbuster and Chart House Enterprises as well as medium to smaller venture capital or investment-backed companies, such as Wireless Knowledge, Inc. (a QUALCOMM and Microsoft joint venture), and Catalina Restaurant Group, Inc. Most recently, she has been working as a CFO with both public and private equity backed companies in the process of raising equity either for start-up or next stage growth. 

About Innovus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Innovus Pharma, headquartered in La Jolla, California, is an emerging pharmaceuticals company that delivers innovative and uniquely presented and packaged health solutions through its over-the-counter medicines and consumer and health products.

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