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Valeant Pharmaceuticals Announces Private Exchange Offer

The Company may extend or terminate the Exchange Offer, in its sole and absolute discretion, and otherwise amend or modify the Exchange Offer in any respect, subject to applicable securities laws.  The Exchange Offer is open to all eligible holders of Existing Notes. 

The Exchange Notes have not been and will not be registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act") or any state securities laws.  The Exchange Notes may not be offered or sold in the United States or to any U.S. persons except pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act.  The Exchange Offer is being made, and the Exchange Notes are being offered, and issued only to holders of Existing Notes who are "qualified institutional buyers" (as defined in Rule 144A under the Securities Act) or institutional "accredited investors" within the meaning of Rule 501 (a)(1), (2), (3) or (7) of Regulation D under the Securities Act.

This announcement shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy securities, nor shall there be any offer or sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.

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, neurology and branded generics.  More information about Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. can be found at www.valeant.com.

Forward Looking Statements This press release may contain forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to those related to the offering of Exchange Notes and whether or not the Company will consummate the offering.  Forward-looking statements can generally be identified by the use of words such as "anticipate," "expect," "plan," "could," "may," "will," "should," "would," "intend," "seem," "potential," "appear," "continue," "future," believe," "estimate," "forecast," "project," variations of such words or other words that convey uncertainty of future events or outcome, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words.  Our forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which are outside of our control and could cause actual results to differ materially and adversely from those expressed or implied by such statements.  Those risks include, but are not limited to: our future economic performance, operating results, financial condition, capital resources or prospects; projections of revenue, expenses, income and losses, earnings (losses) per share, capital expenditures, dividends, growth rates or other financial items; market or industry trends, legal or regulatory developments; future events;  the anticipated effect of acquisitions, litigation, new (or changes to existing) laws, regulations or accounting principles or other matters on our business, economic performance, operating results, financial condition, capital resources or prospects; our plans, objectives and strategies for future operations or otherwise; and our expectations and beliefs.  Information concerning potential factors that could affect the Company's financial results is included in its Parent's most recent annual or quarterly report and detailed from time to time in the Parent's other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Canadian Securities Administrators.  Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any of these forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof.  The Company and Parent undertake no obligation to update any of these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this press release or to reflect actual outcomes.

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Contact Information: Laurie W. Little 949-461-6002 laurie.little@valeant.com

SOURCE Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.

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