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 News Release - December 28, 2007

Transition Therapeutics Announces Appointment of Vice-President of Business Development

TORONTO, Dec. 28 (HSMN NewsFeed) - Transition Therapeutics Inc. ("Transition" or the "Company") (TSX: TTH ; NASDAQ: TTHI ), is pleased to announce that Mr. Carl Damiani has been appointed Vice President of Business Development. Since joining Transition in 2003, Mr. Damiani has been a key member of the Company's management team and as Director of Business Development has been responsible for a broad range of activities, including licensing and intellectual property strategies. As Vice President, Mr. Damiani will continue to be responsible for licensing of the Company's products, intellectual property matters and serve as an officer of the Company.

About Transition

Transition is a biopharmaceutical company, developing novel therapeutics for disease indications with large markets. Transition's lead products include ELND005 (AZD-103) for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease and TT-223 for the treatment of diabetes. Transition has an emerging pipeline of preclinical drug candidates acquired externally or developed internally using its proprietary drug discovery engine. Transition's shares are listed on the NASDAQ under the symbol "TTHI" and the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "TTH". For additional information about the Company, please visit www.transitiontherapeutics.com.

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Source: Transition Therapeutics

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