Sharon Meckes Joins The Female Health Company Board of Directors
CHICAGO, IL - March 23, 2015 - The Female Health Company (NASDAQ-CM: FHCO)
(the "Company"), which manufactures and markets the FC2 Female Condom, today announced that Sharon Meckes has joined the Company's Board of Directors.
Ms. Meckes has extensive experience in the health care industry, particularly in the women's health field. As head of IUD Consumer Marketing at Bayer Healthcare
Pharmaceuticals, Ms. Meckes managed all consumer-facing efforts for Bayer's $600+ million IUD portfolio. Previously at Bayer, she
served as Launch Lead for the SkylaŽ IUD and as Deputy Director of New Product Planning for Women's Healthcare. She has also
held numerous consumer healthcare positions at Pfizer, Inc. and Warner-Lambert Company.
"Sharon will bring to our Company tremendous experience in successfully marketing female health products to professionals
and consumers, as well as extensive knowledge in identifying, evaluating, and selecting potential health care company and product
acquisition candidates," stated Karen King, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Female Health Company. "We are
delighted to have Sharon join our Board and believe she will be a great asset as we execute our growth strategy in coming years."
Ms. Meckes holds a Masters in Business degree from Pennsylvania State University and a B.S. in Marketing from Pennsylvania
About The Female Health Company
The Female Health Company, based in Chicago, Illinois, manufactures and markets the FC2 Female CondomŽ (FC2). Since the Company began
distributing FC2 in 2007, the product has been shipped to 144 countries. The Company owns certain worldwide rights to the FC2 Female
CondomŽ, including patents that have been issued in a number of countries around the world. The patents cover key aspects of FC2,
including its overall design and manufacturing process. The FC2 Female CondomŽ is the only currently available
female-controlled product approved by FDA that offers dual protection against sexually transmitted infections,
including HIV/AIDS, and unintended pregnancy. The World Health Organization (WHO) has cleared FC2 for purchase by U.N. agencies.
"Safe Harbor" statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Action
The statements in this release which are not historical fact are "forward-looking statements" as that term is defined in the Private
Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements in this release include statements relating to the Company's
ability to successfully implement its growth strategy, and the effect of such strategy on the Company's business and results of
operations. These statements are based upon the Company's current plans and strategies, and reflect the Company's current
assessment of the risks and uncertainties related to its business, and are made as of the date of this release.
The Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this release as a
result of new information or future events, developments or circumstances. Such forward-looking
statements are inherently subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties. The Company's
actual results and future developments could differ materially from the results or
developments expressed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements.
Factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated by such forward-looking statements include, but are
not limited to, the following: product demand and market acceptance; competition in the Company's markets and the risk of new
competitors and new competitive product introductions; government contracting risks, including the appropriations process
and funding priorities, potential bureaucratic delays in awarding contracts, process errors, politics or other pressures,
and the risk that government tenders and contracts may be subject to cancellation, delay or restructuring; a
governmental tender award indicates acceptance of the bidder's price rather than an order or guarantee of
the purchase of any minimum number of units, and as a result government ministries or other public
sector customers may order and purchase fewer units than the full maximum tender amount; the
Company's reliance on its international partners in the consumer sector and on the level
of spending on the female condom by country governments, global donors and other
public health organizations in the global public sector; the economic and
business environment and the impact of government pressures; risks
involved in doing business on an international level, including
currency risks, regulatory requirements, political risks, export restrictions and other trade barriers; the Company's production
capacity, efficiency and supply constraints; the Company's ability to identify, successfully negotiate and complete suitable
acquisitions or other strategic initiatives; the Company's ability to successfully integrate acquired businesses,
technologies or products; and other risks detailed in the Company's press releases, shareholder communications
and Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including the Company's Form 10-K for the year ended
September 30, 2014. Actual events affecting the Company and the impact of such events on the
Company's operations may vary from those currently anticipated.
For more information about the Female Health Company visit the Company's website at http://www.femalehealth.com and http://www.femalecondom.org. If
you would like to be added to the Company's e-mail alert list, please send an e-mail to FHCInvestor@femalehealthcompany.com
William R. Gargiulo, Jr.
Source: Female Health Company
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