May 10, 2017

Leigh Ann Pusey Joins Lilly as Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Communications

Insurance industry veteran will lead Lilly public affairs and lobbying efforts

INDIANAPOLIS, May 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) announced today that Leigh Ann Pusey will be joining Lilly as senior vice president of corporate affairs and communications, effective June 12, 2017. She will be a member of Lilly's executive committee reporting directly to president and chief executive officer, David A. Ricks.

Pusey currently serves as president and CEO of the American Insurance Association (AIA), an insurance industry trade association representing more than 300 insurers that provide property and casualty insurance in the United States. She joined AIA in December 1996 and was promoted to president and CEO in February 2009. Pusey is consistently recognized by The Hill as one of the top lobbyists in Washington, D.C. and in 2012 she was named by National Journal as one of the 25 "Most Influential Women in Washington."

"Leigh Ann brings a wealth of public affairs leadership experience to Lilly and at a particularly important time for our industry," said Ricks. "Her ability to convene conversations and drive proactive policy solutions will be critical in our efforts to promote and sustain medical innovation so patients and the health care system benefit from a new era of medicine."

Pusey serves in various capacities for a number of organizations, including as a member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Committee of 100, and board member of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Prior to joining AIA, Pusey had been the deputy assistant to President George H.W. Bush for the White House Office of Public Liaison and deputy director of communications for the Republican National Committee. Pusey is a graduate of Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. She currently resides in Alexandria, Virginia, with her husband and their two children.

About Eli Lilly and Company
Lilly is a global healthcare leader that unites caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. We were founded more than a century ago by a man committed to creating high-quality medicines that meet real needs, and today we remain true to that mission in all our work. Across the globe, Lilly employees work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. To learn more about Lilly, please visit us at www.lilly.com and www.lilly.com/newsroom/social-channels. C-LLY   

Refer to:  Kelley Murphy; kmurphy@lilly.com; 317-701-4007

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