MONTREAL, Quebec, May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX and TSX: VRX) announced today that Valeant has agreed to acquire certain assets from Swiss Herbal Remedies Limited, a nutraceutical company that manufactures and markets a broad range of scientifically formulated vitamins, minerals and supplements, for less than one times sales.
Total net revenue in 2011 from the acquired assets was approximately C$28 million. The transaction is expected to close by June 2012, subject to certain closing conditions and is expected to be accretive in 2012.
“Swiss Herbal’s strong brand awareness in Canada will be a great fit with Valeant’s current operations,” said J. Michael Pearson, chairman and chief executive officer. “Swiss Herbal currently holds a leading position in the Canadian consumer channel and will complement our other product offerings, such as COLD-FX, in this important market segment.”
About Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE/TSX: VRX) is a multinational specialty pharmaceutical company that develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of pharmaceutical products primarily in the areas of neurology, dermatology and branded generics. More information about Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. can be found at www.valeant.com.
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These forward-looking statements relate to, among other things, the closing of the acquisition of certain assets of Swiss Herbal by Valeant, the impact of such assets on Valeant’s consumer portfolio, and the expected timing of the acquisition to be accretive. Forward-looking statements can generally be identified by the use of words such as “believe”, “anticipate”, “expect”, “estimate”, “intend”, “continue”, “plan”, “project”, “will”, “may”, “should”, “could”, “would”, “target”, “potential” and other similar expressions. In addition, any statements that refer to expectations, projections or other characterizations of future events or circumstances are forward-looking statements. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in such statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from these expectations include, among other things, the closing of the acquisition of certain assets of Swiss Herbal by Valeant, the impact of such assets on Valeant’s consumer portfolio, and the expected timing of the acquisition to be accretive, and the risk factors as detailed from time to time in Valeant’s reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and the Canadian Securities Administrators (“CSA”).
Laurie W. Little
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