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GlaxoSmithKline Inc.:
Tracy Lapointe, Vice-President, Human Resources

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Tracy Lapointe
From The Globe and Mail

Paul Lucas, President and CEO of GlaxoSmithKline Inc. (GSK), is pleased to announce the appointment of Tracy Lapointe to Vice-President, Human Resources, responsible for leading the company’s Canadian HR function, which includes support for GSK’s various business units across the country – Pharmaceuticals, Consumer Healthcare, Biologicals, ViiV Healthcare, Global Manufacturing & Supply, and Research & Development.

Ms. Lapointe joined GSK in January 2011 from Nelnet, where she served as Executive Director, People Services and Organizational Development, and was an active member of the North American leadership team. With more than 20 years of progressive HR experience in a variety of industries in both Canada and the United States, Ms. Lapointe will be a great asset to the GSK Executive Team, bringing a wealth of knowledge in the areas of strategic change leadership, employee engagement and talent development.

Ms. Lapointe holds a Bachelor of Arts (English) degree from Carleton University, a Bachelor of Administrative Studies degree from York University, and a Global Professional Human Resource Designation from the HR Certification Institute.

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is a leading research-based pharmaceutical company with a challenging and inspiring mission: to improve the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer. This mission gives GSK the purpose to develop innovative medicines, vaccines and healthcare solutions that help millions of people. GSK is consistently recognized as one of the 50 best employers in Canada, and is a top 15 investor in Canadian research and development, contributing more than $144 million in 2009 alone. With a proud tradition of charitable and community support, GSK is designated a Caring Company by Imagine Canada. Discover more at

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