Ipsen’s Dysport® approved for use in aesthetic medicine in Canada to be marketed by Medicis Aesthetics Canada • Launch expected in April 2013 Business Wire PARIS & MONTREAL -- April 09, 2013 Regulatory News: Ipsen (Paris:IPN) (Euronext: IPN, ADR: IPSEY) today announced that Health Canada has granted a marketing authorization for Dysport^® (Botulinum toxin type A for injection) for the temporary improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines (glabellar lines) in adult patients younger than 65 years of age. Medicis Aesthetics Canada, a division of Valeant Pharmaceuticals, will market Dysport^® for use in aesthetic medicine in Canada. Launch is expected in April 2013. Pierre Boulud, Executive Vice-President, Corporate Strategy, Ipsen’s group, stated: “This presentation is in line with Ipsen’s commitment to an increased focus and investment behind Dysport® and to extend its geographical footprint. After its approval in 2009 in the United States, Dysport^® will now be available in Canada for the treatment of glabellar lines.” About Dysport® The active substance in Dysport^® is a botulinum neurotoxin type A complex which acts at the level of the neuromuscular junction in the targeted muscle to block acetylcholine secretion, thereby reducing muscular spasm. It was initially developed to treat motor disorders and various forms of muscular spasticity, including cervical dystonia (or spasmodic torticollis, a chronic condition in which the neck is twisted or deviated), spasticity of the upper/lower part of the body in adults after a stroke, dynamic equinus foot deformity in children with cerebral palsy, blepharospasm (involuntary contraction of the eyelids) and hemifacial spasm (involuntary contraction of the muscles located on one side of the face). Dysport^® was later developed for the treatment of a wide variety of neuromuscular disorders, as well as for use in aesthetic medicine. On 31 December 2012, Dysport^® had marketing authorizations in force in 75 countries. In Canada, Dysport^® has been approved for the temporary improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe frown lines (glabellar lines) in adult patients younger than 65 years of age since June 12^th, 2012. About the agreement with Valeant In March 2006, the Ipsen Group signed an agreement with the Medicis Group (USA) granting the latter the exclusive right to develop, sell and market certain formulations of botulinum toxin type A for use in aesthetic medicine indications approved in the United States and Canada. On December 11^th, 2012, Medicis was acquired by Valeant, who has succeeded Medicis in its rights of Dysport^® in North America. About Ipsen Ipsen is a global specialty-driven pharmaceutical company with total sales exceeding €1.2 billion in 2012. Ipsen’s ambition is to become a leader in specialty healthcare solutions for targeted debilitating diseases. Its development strategy is supported by three franchises: neurology, endocrinology and uro-oncology. Moreover, the Group has an active policy of partnerships.Ipsen'sR&D is focused onitsinnovative and differentiated technological platforms, peptides and toxins. In 2012, R&D expenditure totaled close to €250 million, representing more than 20% of Group sales. The Group has close to 4,900 employees worldwide. Ipsen’s shares are traded on segment A of Euronext Paris (stock code: IPN, ISIN code: FR0010259150) and eligible to the “Service de Règlement Différé” (“SRD”). The Group is part of the SBF 120 index. Ipsen has implemented a Sponsored Level I American Depositary Receipt (ADR) program, which trade on the over-the-counter market in the United States under the symbol IPSEY. For more information on Ipsen, visitwww.ipsen.com. About Valeant Canada Committed to Canada As part of one of the world’s fastest growing international pharmaceutical companies, Valeant Canada is committed to bringing quality products to Canadians that benefit their wellbeing. Our commitment to patient health can be felt in pharmacies, healthcare practices and hospitals across the country, as Valeant Canada manufactures, markets and distributes a wide selection of pharmaceutical products. A strong commercial infrastructure enables us to provide new, cutting-edge, effective pharmaceutical and consumer products to Canadians. While we are proud to offer Canadians a wide range of quality products, we are equally proud to have the best employees working for us across the country, and at global headquarters in Montreal. Committed to bringing quality products to you Valeant Canada has a diverse product portfolio in several therapeutic areas, including Pain Management, Cardiovascular Disease, Neurology and Dermatology, and we continue to expand these areas with new offerings. And, as leaders in new research and development in dermatology, Valeant Canada is also excited to have established an R&D center of excellence for consumer dermatology in Laval, Quebec. Ipsen Forward Looking Statement The forward-looking statements, objectives and targets contained herein are based on the Group’s management strategy, current views and assumptions. Such statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results, performance or events to differ materially from those anticipated herein. All of the above risks could affect the Group’s future ability to achieve its financial targets, which were set assuming reasonable macroeconomic conditions based on the information available today. 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Ipsen’s Dysport® approved for use in aesthetic medicine in Canada to be marketed by Medicis Aesthetics Canada
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