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AbCellera Announces Resignation of Board Member

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$ABCLAbCellera (Nasdaq: ABCL) today announced that Peter Thiel has notified the Company of his intention to resign from the Company’s Board of Directors for personal reasons, effective March 7, 2024.

AbCellera continues to expand the frontier of biotech, a nefariously difficult and vital field,” said Peter Thiel. “I am proud to have helped them with their mission.”

Mr. Thiel joined AbCellera’s Board of Directors in November 2020 and served as the Chairman of the Company’s Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Effective March 7, 2024, Dr. Andrew Lo, a member of the Company’s Board of Directors, will be appointed to the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Board of Directors.

On behalf of the members of our board and management, I express our deep appreciation for Peter’s contributions,” said Carl Hansen, Ph.D., founder and CEO of AbCellera. “I would also like to personally thank Peter for his mentorship over the past three years. It has been a great privilege to learn from him.”

Mr. Thiel did not advise the Company of any disagreement with the Company on any matter relating to its operations, policies or practices. Effective upon Mr. Thiel’s resignation as a director, the size of the Company’s Board of Directors will be reduced from six to five directors.

About AbCellera Biologics Inc.

AbCellera is breaking the barriers of conventional antibody drug discovery to bring better medicines to patients, sooner. AbCellera’s engine integrates expert teams, technology, and facilities with the data science and automation needed to propel antibody-based medicines from target to clinic in nearly every therapeutic area with precision and speed. AbCellera provides innovative biotechs and leading pharmaceutical companies with a competitive advantage that empowers them to move quickly, reduce cost, and tackle the toughest problems in drug development. For more information, please visit

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