United Drug PLC UDG Pharmexx acquisition completes

  United Drug PLC (UDG) - Pharmexx acquisition completes

RNS Number : 8153Q
United Drug PLC
09 November 2012

                               United Drug plc

                        Acquisition Completion Update


9 November 2012: Further to the  announcement issued by United Drug plc  ('the 
Group') on 13 September  2012, the Group  confirms that regulatory  clearance, 
for the acquisition of Pharmexx GmbH,  has today been received from the  Irish 
Competition Authority. The acquisition of  Pharmexx GmbH will now complete  on 
20 November 2012.


For reference:

Liam FitzGerald     Pauline McAlester   Greg Lawless/Lisa Kavanagh
Barry McGrane       Irish media         UK media
United Drug plc     Murray Consultants  Powerscourt
Tel: +353-1-4632300 Tel: +353-1-4980300 Tel: +44 207 250 1446


                            About United Drug plc

Listed on the London Stock Exchange, United Drug is a leading international
provider of services to healthcare manufacturers and pharmaceutical retailers,
with operations in over 20 countries including the UK, Ireland, Germany, the
Netherlands, Belgium, and the US.

The Company operates across three divisions, Sales, Marketing & Medical,
Healthcare Supply Chain and Packaging & Specialty.

In the Sales, Marketing & Medical division United Drug is a global leader in
the provision of contract sales outsourcing services to pharmaceutical
manufacturers with operations in major markets including Continental Europe,
the UK, North America and a presence in South America. United Drug also
provides related marketing services to pharmaceutical manufacturers in many of
these markets.

In Healthcare Supply Chain, United Drug is the largest pharmaceutical
wholesaler in the island of Ireland. It is also the market leader in contract
distribution outsourcing (pre-wholesaling) in Ireland and has achieved the No.
1 position in the UK through its joint venture business UniDrug Distribution
Group (UDG). The Company provides specials medicines manufacturing and
distribution services in the UK. Through its medical and scientific
operations, United Drug provides sales & marketing and technical service
solutions, including contract distribution services to a wide range of medical
& scientific equipment & consumable manufacturers, with a market leading
position in Ireland and an emerging presence in the UK.

In the Packaging & Specialty division United Drug is a leading international
provider of pharmaceutical contract packaging and clinical trials materials
services with facilities in the US, UK, Dutch and Belgian markets. The Company
also provides speciality distribution and homecare services in the UK and

For more information go to www.united-drug.com.

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