DUBLIN, Ireland, Sept. 6, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Warner Chilcott plc (Nasdaq:WCRX) announced today the pricing of an underwritten public secondary offering of 42,864,843 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. The closing of the offering is expected to occur on September 11, 2012. Subsequent to the offering, funds affiliated with Bain Capital Partners, J.P. Morgan Partners (advised by CCMP Capital) and Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P. will together own approximately 14% of the Company's ordinary shares.
Citigroup is acting as the sole underwriter for the offering.
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 Citigroup, at Brooklyn Army Terminal, 140 58th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11220 or by telephone at (800) 831-9146. The Company Warner Chilcott is a leading specialty pharmaceutical company currently focused on the women's healthcare, gastroenterology, urology and dermatology segments of the branded pharmaceuticals markets, primarily in North America. The Company is a fully integrated company with internal resources dedicated to the development, manufacturing and promotion of its products. WCRX-F