ALLEGAN, Mich., Aug. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Perrigo Company (NYSE: PRGO, "Perrigo") today announced that it it will release financial results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2013 and will provide 'standalone' Perrigo guidance for fiscal year 2014 on Thursday, August 15, 2013, at approximately 8:00 a.m. (ET). The Company will conduct a conference call at 10:00 a.m. (ET) hosted by Joseph C. Papa, Perrigo's Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer.
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On July 29, 2013, Perrigo and Elan Corporation, plc announced that they had entered into a definitive agreement (the "Transaction Agreement") under which Elan will be acquired by a new holding company incorporated in Ireland ("New Perrigo"). The transaction is expected to close by the end of calendar year 2013. Until the transaction closes, Irish Takeover Rules impose significant requirements on Perrigo in relation to the issuance of new information or guidance outside the scope of that which has already been disclosed in the announcement made pursuant to Rule 2.5 of the Irish Takeover Rules. Perrigo therefore plans to conduct its 2013 Analyst Day after the transaction closes, which will allow the Company to communicate the full benefits of New Perrigo and the value creation for shareholders over the short and long term.
The conference call will be available live via webcast to interested parties in the investor relations section of the Perrigo website at http://perrigo.investorroom.com/events-webcasts or by phone at 877-248-9413, International 973-582-2737, and reference ID# 13122087. A taped replay of the call will be available beginning at approximately 1:00 p.m. (ET) Thursday, August 15, 2013 until midnight Friday, August 30, 2013. To listen to the replay, dial 855-859-2056, International 404-537-3406, and use access code 13122087.
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, animal 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 at www.perrigo.com.
No Offer or Solicitation
THIS ANNOUNCEMENT DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN OFFER TO SELL, OR AN INVITATION TO SUBSCRIBE FOR OR PURCHASE OR EXCHANGE, ANY SECURITIES OR THE SOLICITATION OF ANY VOTE OR APPROVAL IN ANY JURISDICTION, NOR SHALL THERE BE ANY SALE, ISSUANCE, EXCHANGE OR TRANSFER OF THE SECURITIES REFERRED TO IN THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IN ANY JURISDICTION IN CONTRAVENTION OF APPLICABLE LAW.
Important Additional Information will be Filed with the SEC
New Perrigo will file with the SEC a registration statement on Form S-4, each of Perrigo and Elan will file with the SEC a proxy statement and each of New Perrigo, Perrigo and Elan will file with the SEC other documents with respect to the transactions contemplated by the Transaction Agreement. In addition, a definitive proxy statement will be mailed to shareholders of Perrigo and Elan. INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS OF PERRIGO AND ELAN ARE URGED TO READ THE DEFINITIVE PROXY STATEMENT AND OTHER DOCUMENTS THAT WILL BE FILED WITH THE SEC CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION. Investors and security holders will be able to obtain free copies of the registration statement and the proxy statement (when available) and other documents filed with the SEC by New Perrigo, Perrigo and Elan through the website maintained by the SEC at http://www.sec.gov. Copies of the documents filed with the SEC by New Perrigo and Perrigo will be available free of charge on Perrigo's internet website at www.perrigo.com or by contacting Perrigo's Investor Relations Department at +1-269-686-1709. Copies of the documents filed with the SEC by Elan will be available free of charge on Elan's internet website at www.elan.com or by contacting Elan's Investor Relations Department at +1-800-252-3526.
Participants in the Solicitation
Perrigo, Elan, their respective directors and certain of their executive officers may be considered participants in the solicitation of proxies in connection with the transactions contemplated by the Transaction Agreement. Information about the directors and executive officers of Elan is set forth in its Annual Report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended 31 December 2012, which was filed with the SEC on 12 February 2013, its Report on Form 6-K, which was filed with the SEC on 28 February 2013, its Report on Form 6-K, which was filed with the SEC on 25 April 2013 and its Report on Form 6-K, which was filed with the SEC on 5 June 2013. Information about the directors and executive officers of Perrigo is set forth in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended 30 June 2012, which was filed with the SEC on 16 August 2012, and its proxy statement for its 2012 annual meeting of stockholders, which was filed with the SEC on 26 September 2012. Other information regarding the participants in the proxy solicitations and a description of their direct and indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, will be contained in the proxy statement/prospectus and other relevant materials to be filed with the SEC when they become available.
Perrigo and New Perrigo Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This announcement includes certain 'forward looking statements' within the meaning of, and subject to the safe harbor created by, Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, with respect to the business, strategy and plans of each of Perrigo and New Perrigo, their respective expectations relating to the transactions contemplated by the Transaction Agreement and their respective future financial condition and performance, including estimated synergies. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about Perrigo's, New Perrigo's or their respective managements' beliefs and expectations, are forward looking statements. Words such as 'believes', 'anticipates', 'estimates', 'expects', 'intends', 'aims', 'potential', 'will', 'would', 'could', 'considered', 'likely', 'estimate' and variations of these words and similar future or conditional expressions are intended to identify forward looking statements but are not the exclusive means of identifying such statements.
Examples of such forward looking statements include, but are not limited to: statements about expected benefits and risks associated with the transactions contemplated by the Transaction Agreement, projections or expectations of profit attributable to shareholders, including estimated synergies, anticipated provisions or write-downs, economic profit, dividends, capital structure or any other financial items or ratios; statements of plans, objectives or goals of Perrigo, New Perrigo, Elan or the combined business following the transactions contemplated by the Transaction Agreement; statements about the future trends in tax or interest rates, liquidity, foreign exchange rates, stock market levels and demographic trends and any impact that those matters may have on Perrigo, New Perrigo, Elan or the combined company following the transactions contemplated by the Transaction Agreement; statements concerning any future Irish, UK, US or other economic or regulatory environment or performance; statements about strategic goals, competition, regulation, regulatory approvals, dispositions and consolidation or technological developments in the healthcare and lifesciences industry; and statements of assumptions underlying such statements.
While Perrigo and New Perrigo believe 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 Perrigo's and New Perrigo's control. By their nature, forward looking statements involve risk and uncertainty because they relate to events and depend upon future circumstances that may or may not occur. Actual results may differ materially from Perrigo's and New Perrigo's current expectations depending upon a number of factors affecting Perrigo's business, New Perrigo's business, Elan's business and risks associated with acquisition transactions. These factors include, among others: the inherent uncertainty associated with financial projections; restructuring in connection with, and successful close of, the transactions contemplated by the Transaction Agreement; subsequent integration of the transactions contemplated by the Transaction Agreement and the ability to recognize the anticipated synergies and benefits of the transactions contemplated by the Transaction Agreement; the receipt of required regulatory approvals for the transactions contemplated by the Transaction Agreement (including the approval of antitrust authorities necessary to complete the transactions contemplated by the Transaction Agreement); access to available financing (including financing for the transactions contemplated by the Transaction Agreement) on a timely basis and on reasonable terms; the risks and uncertainties normally incident to the pharmaceutical industry, including product liability claims and the availability of product liability insurance; market acceptance of and continued demand for Perrigo's, New Perrigo's and Elan's products; changes in tax laws or interpretations that could increase Perrigo's or the combined company's consolidated tax liabilities; and such other risks and uncertainties detailed in Perrigo's periodic public filings with the SEC, including but not limited to those discussed under "Risk Factors" in Perrigo's Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended 30 June 2012, in Perrigo's subsequent filings with the SEC and in other investor communications of Perrigo or New Perrigo from time to time.
The forward-looking statements in this announcement are made only as of the date hereof, and unless otherwise required by applicable securities laws, each of Perrigo and New Perrigo disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
Irish Takeover Rules
The Perrigo directors accept responsibility for all the information contained in this announcement. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the Perrigo directors (who have taken all reasonable care to ensure that such is the case), the information in this announcement is in accordance with the facts and does not omit anything likely to affect the import of such information.
Persons interested in 1% or more of any relevant securities in Perrigo or Elan may from the date of this communication have disclosure obligations under Rule 8.3 of the Irish Takeover Panel Act, 1997, Takeover Rules 2007 (as amended).
No statement in this announcement is intended to constitute a profit forecast or asset valuation for any period, nor should any statements be interpreted to mean that earnings or earnings per share will necessarily be greater or lesser than those for the relevant preceding financial periods for either Perrigo or New Perrigo, as appropriate.
Unless otherwise defined, capitalized terms in this announcement have the meaning given to them in the announcement dated July 29th 2013 made by Perrigo pursuant to rule 2.5 of the Irish Takeover Rules.
Barclays, which is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority in the United Kingdom, is acting exclusively for Perrigo and no one else in connection with the matters described herein and will not be responsible to anyone other than Perrigo for providing the protections afforded to its clients or for providing advice in relation to the matters described in this announcement or any transaction or any other matters referred to herein.
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