LAVAL, Quebec, June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. ("Valeant") (NYSE: VRX) (TSX: VRX) today announced that Ryan Weldon, Valeant's Executive Vice President and Company Group Chairman, will be leaving the Company following the divestiture of all rights to Restylane, Perlane, Emervel, Sculptra, and Dysport owned or held by Valeant to Nestlé S.A. Nestle expects to complete its acquisition of Galderma S.A. in July and would expect to operate the acquired assets through Galderma.
"The Board of Directors and I appreciate the significant contributions Ryan has made during his time with Valeant, especially his efforts through the Medicis integration and his tireless dedication with the aesthetic and dermatology communities," said J. Michael Pearson, chairman and chief executive officer. "As a clear testament to the performance of Valeant's aesthetic commercial team, Galderma is in discussions with the injectable team to discuss long-term opportunities. Although his leadership will be missed, the company has created and developed a strong management team and I am confident Ryan will assist us successfully through this transition period."
"The last six years at Valeant has been an extraordinary experience," said Ryan Weldon. "It has been a privilege to work with Mike, my fellow Valeant employees, and the Board on this journey."
About Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE/TSX: VRX) is a multinational specialty pharmaceutical company that develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of pharmaceutical products primarily in the areas of dermatology, eye health, neurology and branded generics. More information about Valeant can be found at www.valeant.com.
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