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Mylan Confirms First-to-File Patent Challenge Relating To BANZEL®









PITTSBURGH, July 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL) today confirmed that the company has been sued by Eisai Co., Ltd., Eisai Inc., and Novartis Pharma AG in connection with the filing of an Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Rufinamide Tablets, 200 mg and 400 mg. This product is the generic version of BANZEL ®, which is indicated for the adjunctive treatment of seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS) in children 4 years and older and adults.

Mylan believes it is one of the first companies to have filed a substantially complete ANDA containing a Paragraph IV certification for this product and expects to be eligible for 180 days of marketing exclusivity upon final FDA approval. The plaintiffs have filed a lawsuit against Mylan in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware.

For the 12 months ending March 31, 2013, BANZEL had U.S. sales of approximately $78.4 million, according to IMS Health.

Currently, Mylan has 175 ANDAs pending FDA approval representing $83.2 billion in annual sales, according to IMS Health. Thirty-eight of these pending ANDAs are potential first-to-file opportunities, representing $23 billion in annual brand sales, for the 12 months ending Dec. 31, 2012, according to IMS Health.

This press release includes statements that constitute "forward-looking statements," including with regard to the expected first-to-file status and pending litigation. These statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Because such statements inherently involve risks and uncertainties, actual future results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to: the use of legal, regulatory and legislative strategies by competitors or other third parties to delay or prevent product introductions; risks inherent in legal and regulatory processes; and the other risks detailed in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company undertakes no obligation to update these statements for revisions or changes after the date of this release.

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