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Perrigo Company Announces Appointment Of New Board Of Directors Member

ALLEGAN, Mich., Nov. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Perrigo Company (Nasdaq: PRGO;TASE) today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Jacqualyn A. Fouse, Ph.D. as a new director of the Company.

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Perrigo's Chairman, President and CEO Joseph C. Papa stated, "Jackie's outstanding background has served her well in leadership roles at several pharmaceutical and healthcare companies. Her broad business and strategic acumen will allow her to make excellent contributions to our Board. We are pleased to welcome Jackie to the Perrigo Board of Directors."

Jacqualyn A. Fouse, 51, has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Celgene Corporation, a leading global biopharmaceutical company, since September of 2010. From July 2007 until September 2010, she previously served as Chief Financial Officer for Bunge Ltd., a leading global agribusiness and food company. From 2002 to July 2007, Ms. Fouse served as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Strategy, at Alcon Laboratories, a leading eye care company. Prior to Alcon Laboratories, Ms. Fouse was Chief Financial Officer of Swissair Group in Switzerland, 2001 – 2002, and she was Group Treasurer of Nestle S.A. in Switzerland from 1999 to 2001. Ms. Fouse held various senior level financial positions in both the U.S. and Switzerland with both Alcon and Nestle form 1986 to 1999. She also held positions with LTV Aerospace and Defense and Celanese Chemical Company from 1983 to 1986. Ms. Fouse currently serves on the Board of Dick's Sporting Goods, a leading U.S. retailer of sporting goods and athletic apparel.     

From its beginnings as a packager of generic home remedies in 1887, Perrigo Company, based in Allegan, Michigan, has grown to become a leading global provider of quality, affordable healthcare products. The Company develops, manufactures and distributes over-the-counter ("OTC") and generic prescription ("Rx") pharmaceuticals, nutritional products and active pharmaceutical ingredients ("API") and is the world's largest manufacturer of OTC pharmaceutical products for the store brand market. Perrigo's mission is to offer uncompromised "quality, affordable healthcare products", and it does so across a wide variety of product categories primarily in the United States, United Kingdom, Mexico, Israel and Australia, as well as certain other markets throughout the world, including Canada, China and Latin America. Visit Perrigo on the Internet ( http://www.perrigo.com).

Note: Certain statements in this press release are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and are subject to the safe harbor created thereby. These statements relate to future events or the Company's future financial performance and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements of the Company or its industry to be materially different from those expressed or implied by any forward-looking statements. In some cases, forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "may," "will," "could," "would," "should," "expect," "plan," "anticipate," "intend," "believe," "estimate," "predict," "potential" or other comparable terminology. The Company has based these forward-looking statements on its current expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections.  While the Company believes these expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections are reasonable, such forward-looking statements are only predictions and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the Company's control. These and other important factors, including those discussed under "Risk Factors" in the Company's Form 10-K for the year ended June 30, 2012, as well as the Company's subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, may cause actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements in this press release are made only as of the date hereof, and unless otherwise required by applicable securities laws, the Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

SOURCE Perrigo Company

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