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 News Release - February 29, 2008

AEterna Zentaris Announces the Departure of SVP, Administrative and Legal Affairs

QUEBEC CITY, Feb. 29 (HSMN NewsFeed) - Aeterna Zentaris Inc. (NASDAQ: AEZS ; TSX: AEZ ), a global biopharmaceutical company focused on endocrine therapy and oncology, today announced the resignation of Mario Paradis, CA, the Company's Senior Vice President, Administrative & Legal Affairs and Corporate Secretary. Mr. Paradis has accepted the position of Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Atrium Innovations, a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of science-based products for the cosmetics, pharmaceutical, chemical and nutrition industries. Mr. Paradis will remain in his capacity at the Company through a transition period, and his departure will become effective in early April.

David J. Mazzo, Ph.D., President and CEO of Aeterna Zentaris commented, "We would like to extend our sincere appreciation to Mario for his dedication and significant contributions to the evolution of Aeterna Zentaris over the years. We wish him well as he embarks on this new chapter in his career."

About Aeterna Zentaris Inc.

Aeterna Zentaris Inc. is a global biopharmaceutical company focused on endocrine therapy and oncology with proven expertise in drug discovery, development and commercialization.

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Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which could cause the Company's actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, among others, the availability of funds and resources to pursue R&D projects, the successful and timely completion of clinical studies, the ability of the Company to take advantage of business opportunities in the pharmaceutical industry, uncertainties related to the regulatory process and general changes in economic conditions. Investors should consult the Company's quarterly and annual filings with the Canadian and U.S. securities commissions for additional information on risks and uncertainties relating to the forward-looking statements. Investors are cautioned not to rely on these forward-looking statements. The Company does not undertake to update these forward-looking statements. We disclaim any obligation to update any such factors or to publicly announce the result of any revisions to any of the forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect future results, events or developments except if we are requested by a governmental authority or applicable law.


Source: AETERNA ZENTARIS

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