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 News Release - December 9, 2011

Transition Therapeutics Announces the Departure of Its President and Chief Financial Officer

TORONTO, Dec. 9, 2011 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Transition Therapeutics Inc. ("Transition") (TSX:TTH.TO ) (Nasdaq:TTHI ) today announces that Mr. Elie Farah, the Company's President and Chief Financial Officer, has left the Company to pursue new challenges. During his time at Transition, Mr. Farah played an instrumental role in the Company listing on the NASDAQ, completing several equity financings, managing and executing multiple company acquisitions as well as licensing agreements with large pharmaceutical companies.

Dr. Tony Cruz, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Transition, commented, "Mr. Farah is a talented executive who always served the Company in a highly committed and effective manner that was appreciated by the Board. We are very grateful for his many meaningful contributions during his tenure at Transition and we wish him much success in his future endeavors."

About Transition

Transition is a biopharmaceutical company, developing novel therapeutics for disease indications with large markets. Transition's lead product is ELND005 (AZD-103) for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease and Transition also has an emerging pipeline of innovative preclinical and clinical drug candidates. The other drugs in the pipeline that the Company is developing are for anti-inflammatory and metabolic indications. 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

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