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(The following press release from Bayer was received by e-mail. It was not confirmed by the sender.)


Not intended for U.S. media Bayer HealthCare completes acquisition of Teva’s U.S. animal health business New product lines strengthen Bayer’s animal health business in the U.S.

Leverkusen, January 4, 2013 - Bayer HealthCare announced today that it has received the necessary regulatory approval from the Federal Trade Commission to complete the acquisition of the U.S.-based animal health business of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NYSE: TEVA). As announced in September 2012, Bayer will pay up to 145 million USD which includes an upfront payment of 60 million USD plus a total of 85 million USD in milestone payments, which are linked to the successful and timely achievement of manufacturing and sales targets. The transaction includes a manufacturing site in St. Joseph, Missouri and around 300 employees.

"This acquisition fits nicely with our strategic goals. It allows us to strengthen and broaden our range of animal care solutions in the US market," said Dr. Joerg Reinhardt, Chief Executive Officer, Bayer HealthCare.

The new portfolio will include a strong anti-infectives franchise and will enable Bayer to be present in all major therapeutic areas. The companion animal products features a full line of dermatology products sold under the DVM Pharmaceutical brand, including such products as Malaseb, HyLyt, Relief and others. Further companion animal products include a broad line of nutraceuticals encompassing joint and gastro-intestinal products including the Synovi brands. Food animal products acquired from Teva include a wide range of anti-infectives in addition to parasiticides, anti-inflammatory brands and reproductive hormones.

About Bayer HealthCare The Bayer Group is a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of health care, agriculture and high-tech materials. Bayer HealthCare, a subgroup of Bayer AG with annual sales of EUR 17.2 billion (2011), is one of the world’s leading, innovative companies in the healthcare and medical products industry and is based in Leverkusen, Germany. The company combines the global activities of the Animal Health, Consumer Care, Medical Care and Pharmaceuticals divisions. Bayer HealthCare’s aim is to discover, develop, manufacture and market products that will improve human and animal health worldwide. Bayer HealthCare has a global workforce of 55,700 employees (Dec 31, 2011) and is represented in more than 100 countries. More information at

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Contact: Bayer Animal Health GmbH Kathrin Statz, Tel. +49 2173 38-4019 E-Mail:

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