March 8, 2011
plc (Nasdaq: WCRX) announced today a secondary offering of 25 million of its ordinary shares by certain selling shareholders. The selling shareholders include funds affiliated with Bain Capital Partners, J.P. Morgan Partners (advised by CCMP Capital) and Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P., and members of the Company's senior management. The offering is being conducted as a public offering pursuant to an effective shelf registration statement under the Securities Act of 1933. The Company will not receive any proceeds from the sale of the shares but will pay the expenses of the offering pursuant to an existing agreement.
Goldman, Sachs & Co., J.P. Morgan, Morgan Stanley, BofA Merrill Lynch and Credit Suisse Securities (
) LLC are joint book-running managers for the offering. The co-managers of the offering are Citi, Deutsche Bank Securities and UBS Investment Bank.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be a sale of these securities in any state or other jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.
The offering is being made by means of a prospectus supplement and the accompanying prospectus only. Copies of the prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus can be obtained by contacting Goldman, Sachs & Co., at 200 West Street,
New York, NY
10282, Attention: Prospectus Department, by telephone at 1-866-471-2526 or by emailing
; J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, via Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue,
11717, Attention: J.P. Morgan Securities LLC or by telephone at (866) 803-9204, and Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated, at 180 Varick Street, 2nd Floor,
New York, NY
10014, Attention: Prospectus Department, by telephone at 1-866-718-1649 or by emailing
is a leading specialty pharmaceutical company currently focused on the women's healthcare, gastroenterology, dermatology and urology segments of the North American and Western European pharmaceuticals markets. The Company is a fully integrated company with internal resources dedicated to the development, manufacturing and promotion of its products. WCRX-F
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December 31, 2010
, and from time-to-time in our other investor communications.
We caution you that the foregoing list of important factors is not exclusive. In addition, in light of these risks and uncertainties, the matters referred to in our forward-looking statements may not occur. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required by law.