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Perrigo Company (PRGO) Acquires Mexican Manufacturer Laboratorios Diba, S.A. for $25 Million



10/6/2008 6:22:07 AM

ALLEGAN, Mich., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Perrigo Company (Nasdaq: PRGO; TASE) announced today that it has acquired Laboratorios Diba, S.A. for approximately $25 million in cash. Based in Guadalajara, Mexico, privately-held Laboratorios Diba is a store brand manufacturer of over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription pharmaceuticals, including antibiotics, hormonals and opthalmics. The acquisition is expected to add nearly $15 million of annual sales.

Perrigo's Chairman and CEO Joseph C. Papa stated, "Perrigo has been in the Mexican market for more than 65 years and is the leading supplier of prescription and OTC store brand products there. The acquisition of Laboratorios Diba will enable us to market an additional 150 formulas and 50 trademarks into the rapidly growing Mexican store brand market, saving consumers money on their healthcare options. This further exemplifies Perrigo's commitment to meeting the growing need for quality, affordable healthcare around the world."

Perrigo Company is a leading global healthcare supplier that develops, manufactures and distributes OTC and prescription pharmaceuticals, nutritional products, active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) and consumer products. 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 manufacturing facilities are the United States, Israel, Mexico and the United Kingdom. Visit Perrigo on the Internet ( http://www.perrigo.com ).

Note: Certain statements in this press release are forward-looking statements 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 relate to future events or the Company's future financial performance and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements of the Company or its industry to be materially different from those expressed or implied by any forward-looking statements. In some cases, forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "may," "will," "could," "would," "should," "expect," "plan," "anticipate," "intend," "believe," "estimate," "predict," "potential" or other comparable terminology. The Company has based these forward-looking statements on its current expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections. While the Company believes these expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections are reasonable, such forward-looking statements are only predictions and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the Company's control. These and other important factors, including those discussed under "Risk Factors" in the Company's Form 10-K for the year ended June 28, 2008, as well as the Company's subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, may cause actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements in this press release are made only as of the date hereof, and unless otherwise required by applicable securities laws, the Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Source: Perrigo Company


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