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Affymetrix Non-Staff Directors Get 50-Percent Raise; Increase Brings Remuneration to $30K Per Director

NEW YORK, Jan. 7 (GenomeWeb News) - Non-employee Affymetrix directors will get a 50-percent increase in the annual fee the company pays them for their services, Affymetrix said in a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission yesterday.


The six non-employee members will receive $30,000 a year, up from $20,000, the company said.


The company's non-employee directors are: Susan Desmond-Hellmann, president of product development at Genentech; John Diekman, managing partner of 5AM Ventures; Vernon Loucks, chairman of The Athena Group; David Singer, chairman of Oscient Pharmaceuticals; and John Young, retired president and CEO of Hewlett-Packard.

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