| 20 July 2015

First CEO appointed to Retina International

Dear all

The MC and myself have the privilege and pleasure to inform you that Avril Daly, present CEO of Fighting Blindness Ireland, was appointed by the MC to be the first CEO of Retina International. Avril Daly will join Retina International later this year to take up this newly created post.

Retina International, being run by a volunteer President and Management Committee (MC) since its inception in 1978, a motion was unanimously passed in 2012 at the Retin a International General Assembly in Hamburg to establish a dedicated secretariat and to appoint a permanent administrative office. At the General Assembly in Paris in 2014 it was unanimously agreed to locate the office in Dublin.

Retina International is very pleased to appoint Ms Avril Daly as its first CEO. Avril has worked as an advocate in the international patient community for fifteen years and has represented Retina International on the Board of the European Patients Forum and the European Organisation for Rare Diseases. She has also presented on our behalf at many international conferences in the United States and in Europe. She also presented at the Retina International Continuous Education Prgramme and was a delegate to the GA a mumber of years. The MC and I are looking forward to a fruitful and beneficial collaboration for all involved, especially for those living with a retinal degenerative disease and their families.

We are grateful to FFB Ireland to host the Retina International Office and we are looking forward to a fruitful cooperation and welcome Avril Daly as our new CEO.

Please find by clicking here the common press release by Retina International and Fihting Blindness Ireland.

With kind regards,

Christina Fasser, President

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