Peter D. Staple – Chairman of the Board

Chief Executive Officer
Corium International, Inc.

Peter D. Staple has served as a director of Depomed since November 2003. Since March 2008, Mr. Staple has served as Chief Executive Officer and director of Corium International, Inc., a privately held biopharmaceutical company. From 2002 to March 2008 he served as director, and from 2002 to November 2007 as Chief Executive Officer of BioSeek, Inc., a privately held drug-discovery company. From 1994 to 2002, Mr. Staple was a member of the senior executive team at ALZA Corporation, where he was most recently Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel. Prior to joining ALZA, Mr. Staple held the position of Vice President, Associate General Counsel for biopharmaceutical company Chiron Corporation. Mr. Staple previously served as Vice President, Associate General Counsel for Cetus Corporation, a biotechnology company. Mr. Staple received a J.D. degree from Stanford Law School and a B.A. degree from Stanford University.