Bausch Health Reduces Debt By Additional $107 Million, Eliminating All Remaining Mandatory Amortization For 2018



LAVAL, Quebec,  /PRNewswire/ -- Bausch Health Companies Inc. (NYSE/TSX: BHC) ("Bausch Health" or the "Company") today announced it has paid down an additional $57 million of its senior secured term loans and $50 million of its revolver borrowings, using cash on hand. As a result, the Company has eliminated all mandatory amortization for the remainder of 2018.


"We are able to further reduce our debt and eliminate all remaining mandatory amortization for 2018 due to ongoing strong cash flow from operations," said Joseph C. Papa, chairman and CEO, Bausch Health. "We continue to remain committed to reducing our debt while also investing in the Company's core businesses that drive future growth."

In addition, Bausch Health paid down $132 million of debt earlier in the third quarter of 2018, which was disclosed when the Company reported its second-quarter 2018 financial results last month. Together, these transactions bring the Company's total debt repayment in the quarter to nearly $240 million.

About Bausch Health
Bausch Health Companies Inc. (NYSE/TSX: BHC) is a global company whose mission is to improve people's lives with our health care products. We develop, manufacture and market a range of pharmaceutical, medical device and over-the-counter products, primarily in the therapeutic areas of eye health, gastroenterology and dermatology. We are delivering on our commitments as we build an innovative company dedicated to advancing global health. More information can be found at

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