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Governor Mitt Romney to Deliver Keynote Address at Sixth Annual Armada Specialty Pharmacy Summit in 2010

Governor Mitt Romney to Deliver Keynote Address at Sixth Annual Armada Specialty Pharmacy Summit in 2010

Short Hills, NJ (Monday December 14th, 2009) Armada Health Care, LLC (Armada) the nation's largest Specialty Pharmacy Channel Management Organization, announced today that Gov. Mitt Romney will attend the Sixth Annual Armada Specialty Pharmacy Summit in 2010. The Armada meeting is scheduled for May 4-7, 2010 at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas. Gov. Romney will deliver the Armada Summit Keynote address at the Opening Session. Lawrence S. Irene, CEO of Armada, stated, "We are delighted that Gov. Romney has shown an interest in our market and will be attending the 2010 Armada Summit. As the largest gathering of industry stakeholders, our annual summit is the perfect venue for national leaders like Gov. Romney to gain a valuable insight to the many challenges of the Specialty Pharmacy channel”

About the 2010 Armada Specialty Pharmacy Summit:

Since our inaugural gathering five years ago, the Armada Summit has grown nearly 40 fold in attendance and is considered the premier annual platform for the Specialty Pharmacy industry. The 2010 Armada Specialty Pharmacy Summit venue will offer every attendee a genuine opportunity to gain helpful knowledge about the current and future specialty pharmacy channel through valuable business sessions, productive meetings and educational seminars. The conference format is also designed to allow ample opportunities to network and establish new relationships with other industry associates. In the end, meeting participants will gain meaningful insight that transfer today’s specialty healthcare trends into tomorrow’s successful business opportunities. Scheduled for May 4-7, participants at the 2010 Summit will include over 1,000 attendees and exhibitors from specialty pharmacy providers, third party payers, pharmaceutical and biotech manufacturers, national distributors, and other industry professionals. Registration is now open and available online through

About Governor Romney:

Widely recognized for his leadership and accomplishments as a public servant and in private enterprise, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney delivers powerful insight on the current and future challenges facing America and the world, and offers compelling solutions on how America can regain its course. Page 2 of 2

His is a career marked by success. From 1978 to 1984, Governor Romney enjoyed a successful tenure as Vice President at Bain & Company, a leading management consulting firm, helping businesses grow and improve their operations. In 1984, Romney founded and led Bain Capital, now one of the nation’s most successful venture capital and investment firms. He later took a temporary leave of absence to return to Bain & Company as CEO at a time of financial turmoil to lead a turnaround of the organization.

During the run-up to the 2002 Olympic Games, Romney left the private sector to become President and CEO of the Salt Lake Organizing Committee. Given the task of turning around an Olympics mired in controversy and saddled with debt , Romney galvanized community spirit, erased a $379 million operating deficit, organized 23,000 volunteers, and oversaw an unprecedented security mobilization just months after the September 11th attacks, leading to one of the most successful Olympics in the country’s history.

Romney’s career in public service has been equally distinguished. Elected Governor of Massachusetts in 2002, he presided over a dramatic reversal of state fortunes and sustained economic growth, balancing the state budget without raising taxes, creating tens of thousands of new jobs, and enacting education reform to both reward students and aid failing schools. In 2006, Governor Romney proposed and signed into law private, market-based healthcare reform, ensuring that every Massachusetts citizen receives health insurance—without a government takeover and without raising taxes.

Elected Chairman of the Republican Governors Association during the 2006 election cycle, Romney raised a then-record $27 million for candidates running in state house contests across the country.

Governor Romney has been deeply involved in community and civic affairs, serving in his church and numerous charities including City Year, the Boy Scouts, and the Points of Light Foundation. He was also the Massachusetts Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in 1994 against Ted Kennedy. He received his B.A., with Highest Honors, from Brigham Young University in 1971. In 1975, he was awarded an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was named a Baker Scholar, and a J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School.

Governor Romney and his wife Ann have been married for 40 years and have five sons, five daughters-in-law, and fourteen grandchildren.

For More Information Contact:

Mr. Christopher Benz

Marketing Director

Armada Health Care, LLC

Phone: 973-564-8004




Posted: December 2009