Perrigo Company Acquires U.K.-based Rosemont Pharmaceuticals Ltd. For Approximately £180 Million Or $283 Million

    Perrigo Company Acquires U.K.-based Rosemont Pharmaceuticals Ltd. For
                  Approximately £180 Million Or $283 Million

- Expands Perrigo's international presence while further enhancing its
manufacturing and research and development capabilities

- Rosemont's #1 position in the specialty U.K. oral liquid formulations market
strongly compliments Perrigo's leading U.K. OTC business, enhancing product
diversification and the business's margin profile

- Uniquely positions Perrigo to launch multiple specialty and generic
prescription liquid formulations into the U.K. and continental European
markets, enhancing accessibility and affordability for international consumers

- The acquisition is anticipated to be approximately $0.24 accretive to
adjusted EPS and approximately neutral to GAAP EPS in its first 12 months
post-closing and accretive to ROIC in fiscal year 2015

PR Newswire

ALLEGAN, Mich., Feb. 11, 2013

ALLEGAN, Mich., Feb.11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Perrigo Company (Nasdaq: PRGO;
TASE) today announced that it has signed a definitive merger agreement and has
completed the acquisition of Leeds, U.K.-based Rosemont Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
("Rosemont") for approximately £180 million or $283 million in cash.


Founded in 1967, Rosemont is a specialty and generic prescription
pharmaceutical company focused on the manufacturing and marketing of oral
liquid formulations. Rosemont's current portfolio consists of more than 90
products and is well positioned for future growth given its diverse product
pipeline, relevant favorable demographics and export opportunities. Rosemont's
net sales during calendar year 2012 were approximately £40 million or more
than $60 million with gross and operating margins similar to those of
Perrigo's Rx pharmaceuticals segment, where Rosemont's results of operations
will be included.

Key benefits of the transaction include:

  oAttractive Specialty Market: Rosemont's portfolio of liquid formulations
    addresses a critical medicinal need within pediatrics, as well as for
    those patients with dysphagia (swallowing difficulties), a common malady
    in a growing elderly population.
  oImmediate Access to Oral Liquid Formulations: The transaction is aligned
    with Perrigo's strategic growth objective to expand into additional liquid
    categories and diversified prescription medicines to further broaden its
    customer product portfolio.
  oLeadership Position in Sizeable and Growing Market: Favorable demographic
    drivers have been increasing demand for easier to swallow products.
    Rosemont's leading position in this market today, combined with its robust
    pipeline portfolio and access to under-penetrated international markets,
    represents an exciting opportunity for future growth and European
  oSynergy Opportunity: The acquisition allows Perrigo to expand its U.K.
    portfolio while leveraging its established distribution and administrative
    infrastructures and long standing customer relationships.

Perrigo Chairman, President and CEO Joseph C. Papa stated, "We continue to
focus on expanding our international footprint and view the acquisition of
Rosemont as an opportunistic next step given our existing presence in the U.K.
Similar to Perrigo's position in the niche U.S. extended topical generic
prescription market, Rosemont is the #1 player in the niche specialty U.K.
oral liquid formulations market. We are excited to announce the acquisition of
Rosemont and welcome its more than 200 employees to the Perrigo family. This
transaction represents another step forward executing our strategy to make
quality healthcare products more affordable for consumers around the world."

Rosemont is expected to be $0.08 accretive to adjusted EPS for the remainder
of fiscal 2013, and approximately $0.04 to $0.07 dilutive to GAAP EPS after
the inclusion of estimates for intangible amortization, transaction and
integration related expenses.

Including this acquisition, Perrigo now expects fiscal 2013 reported earnings
to be between $4.67 and $4.87 per diluted share as compared to $4.18 in fiscal
2012 and fiscal 2013 adjusted earnings to be between $5.53 and $5.73 per
diluted share as compared to $4.99 in fiscal 2012.

From its beginnings as a packager of generic home remedies in 1887, Allegan,
Michigan-based Perrigo Company has grown to become a leading global provider
of quality, affordable healthcare products. Perrigo develops, manufactures and
distributes over-the-counter (OTC) and generic prescription (Rx)
pharmaceuticals, infant formulas, nutritional products, pet health, dietary
supplements and active pharmaceutical ingredients (API). The Company is the
world's largest manufacturer of OTC pharmaceutical products for the store
brand market. The Company's primary markets and locations of logistics
operations have evolved over the years to include the United States, Israel,
Mexico, the United Kingdom, India, China and Australia. Visit Perrigo on the
Internet (

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within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as
amended, and are subject to the safe harbor created thereby. These statements
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                                                    Full Year
                                                    Fiscal 2013 Guidance
 FY13 reported diluted EPS range ^(2)               $4.67 - $4.87
  Deal-related amortization ^(1,2)               0.68
  Charge associated with inventory step-up ^(2)  0.11
  Charges associated with acquisition and        0.05
 severance costs^(2)
  Loss on sale of investment                     0.02
 FY13 adjusted diluted EPS range                    $5.53 - $5.73
 (1) Amortization of acquired intangible assets related to business
 combinations and asset acquisitions
 (2) Includes estimate for the February 11, 2013 acquisition of Rosemont
 Pharmaceuticals Ltd. but does
  not include any estimate related to the
 Velcera Inc. acquisition
                                                    First 12 Months Accretion
                                                    Post-Closing Rosemont
 Rosemont accretion first 12 months post-close -    $0.02
 reported diluted EPS
  Deal-related amortization ^(1)                 0.13
  Charge associated with inventory step-up      0.06
  Charges associated with acquisition-related    0.03
 Rosemont accretion first 12 months post-close -    $0.24
 adjusted diluted EPS
 (1) Amortization of acquired intangible assets related to business
 combinations and asset acquisitions

SOURCE Perrigo Company

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