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Intrexon Mourns the Passing of Larry Horner, a Board Member

GERMANTOWN, Md., Dec. 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Intrexon Corporation (NYSE: XON) today announced the passing of Larry D. Horner, a director of the Company.  Mr. Horner joined the Board of Directors in 2008 and played an invaluable part in guiding the Company throughout his tenure on the Board. 

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"It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our colleague, Larry Horner," stated Randal J. Kirk, Intrexon's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.  "Larry was an excellent board member as well as a mentor to me over the last twenty years having served on the boards of New River Pharmaceuticals, Clinical Data and Intrexon.  He was a great human being with impeccable judgement and respected and loved by many.  On behalf of the Board and Intrexon employees, our deepest sympathies go to all of Larry's family and friends.  We shall miss him greatly."

As CEO of Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co., Mr. Horner engineered the firm's merger with Klvynverd Main Goerdler, forming KPMG Peat Marwick, and served as the combined company's CEO. Subsequent to his retirement from KPMG, Mr. Horner served as Chairman of several private and public companies involved in finance, real estate and manufacturing.  His broad service on corporate boards included those of Clinical Data, Inc., ConocoPhillips, UTStarcom, Inc., New River Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Wire & Cable Specialties Corp., and Atlantis Plastics, Inc.

About Intrexon Corporation

Intrexon Corporation (NYSE: XON) is Powering the Bioindustrial Revolution with Better DNA to create biologically-based products that improve the quality of life and the health of the planet.  The Company's integrated technology suite provides its partners across diverse markets with industrial-scale design and development of complex biological systems delivering unprecedented control, quality, function, and performance of living cells.  We call our synthetic biology approach Better DNA®, and we invite you to discover more at


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For more information regarding Intrexon Corporation, contact:

Investor Contact:
Christopher Basta
Vice President, Investor Relations
Tel: +1 (561) 410-7052

Corporate Contact:
Marie Rossi, Ph.D.
Senior Manager, Technical Communications
Tel: +1 (301) 556-9850

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SOURCE Intrexon Corporation