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Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 

400 Interpace Parkway

Parsippany  New Jersey  07054  U.S.A.
Phone: 862-261-7000 or 800-900-1644 (US Toll Free) Fax: n/a

About Watson
Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
is a dynamic organization of more than 6,500 scientists, technicians, sales and marketing, administrative, manufacturing and business professionals working together to achieve our global mission: to help others achieve a better quality of life.

Every day, our talented, passionate global teams engage to develop, manufacture, market, sell and distribute generic, brand and biologic pharmaceutical products.

Our Global Success
Within our Global Generics business, we are the third leading manufacturer of generic medicines in the U.S. and the 4th leading manufacturer of generic medicines globally. Within our Global Brands team, we are aggressively building a leadership position in Urology and Women’s health in the U.S. and expanding our portfolio internationally. We are also actively engaged in the development of biologics, ensuring Watson is well-positioned for future opportunity.

Impressive Financial Performance
Our net revenues continue to climb, increasing 28% to nearly $3.6 billion for full year 2010, compared to net revenue of $2.8 billion for full year 2009. 2011 revenues are forecast to increase to $4.5 billion.

Our Global Businesses
We operate and manage our business as three operating segments: Global Generics, Global Brands and Anda Distribution.

Global Generics
Our Global Generics team drives Watson’s prominence in the global generic pharmaceutical industry. With more than 160 product families in the U.S. and a significant number of product families in International Markets (Canada, U.K., France and various other markets across Europe, South Africa, Australia, the Pacific Rim and Latin America), our portfolio is among the broadest in the industry. We are focused on bringing to market value-added products that benefit consumers and enhance our market share around the world.

Global Brands
Our Global Brands team is leveraging our scientific and manufacturing expertise to develop innovative medicines for key therapeutic categories. We are building our leadership position in Urology and Women’s Health through a portfolio of more than 36 brand products, primarily sold in the U.S. Additionally, our Global Brands team has oversight for Watson’s emergence in biopharmaceuticals – the future of medicine and a significant opportunity for our Company. We are aggressively focused on enhancing the growth of this division through international expansion and key product launches.

Anda Distribution
A unique asset within our Global Supply Chain, Anda purchases and distributes generic and select brand pharmaceutical products, vaccines, injectables and over-the-counter medicines from more than 200 suppliers (including Watson) to more than 65,000 locations, including 11,000 physician accounts, approximately 17,000 independent pharmacies, and more than 35,000 chain locations. Anda’s skilled tele-sales force and outside national accounts team drive outstanding market coverage and sales volume, making more than 18,000 calls per day. Anda is the 4th largest distributor of generic medicines in the U.S.

Working at Watson
Watson offers one of the most exciting, challenging and rewarding work environments in the pharmaceutical industry. We are a dynamic, forward-thinking organization that is currently transforming itself from a U.S.-centric company to one that ranks as a global leader. This dramatic transformation is creating exciting and unique opportunities at all levels across our Company – opportunities that encourage individuals to grow, contribute, innovate and excel.

Our Winning Behaviors
Our Winning Behaviors is the foundation of Watson’s powerful global employee culture. By aligning ourselves around a common set of powerful action words - Challenge, Connect, Commit - we sharpen our individual and team focus; more effectively harness the collective talents of our team members; and work together to ensure Watson’s continued global success.

Career Opportunities at Watson
At Watson, you will find the ideal environment for applying your professional or technical passion. We welcome new and innovative ideas. And we provide the support and resources that enable you to take your career to new heights.

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Key Statistics

Ownership: Public

Web Site: Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Symbol: WPI


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