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Perrigo Company To Acquire Elan Corporation, Plc For US$8.6 Billion, Establishing Premier Global Healthcare Company

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The Elan directors accept responsibility for all the information contained in this announcement other than information relating to Perrigo and its subsidiary undertakings, the directors of Perrigo and members of their immediate families, related trusts and persons connected with them. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the Elan directors (who have taken all reasonable care to ensure that such is the case), the information in this announcement for which they accept responsibility is in accordance with the facts and does not omit anything likely to affect the import of such information.

No Offer or Solicitation

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN OFFER TO SELL, OR AN INVITATION TO SUBSCRIBE FOR OR PURCHASE OR EXCHANGE, ANY SECURITIES OR THE SOLICITATION OF ANY VOTE OR APPROVAL IN ANY JURISDICTION, NOR SHALL THERE BE ANY SALE, ISSUANCE, EXCHANGE OR TRANSFER OF THE SECURITIES REFERRED TO IN THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IN ANY JURISDICTION IN CONTRAVENTION OF APPLICABLE LAW.

Important Additional Information will be filed with the SEC

New Perrigo will file with the SEC a registration statement on Form S-4, each of Perrigo and Elan will file with the SEC a proxy statement and each of New Perrigo, Perrigo and Elan will file with the SEC other documents with respect to the transactions contemplated by the Transaction Agreement. In addition, a definitive proxy statement will be mailed to shareholders of Perrigo and Elan. INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS OF PERRIGO AND ELAN ARE URGED TO READ THE DEFINITIVE PROXY STATEMENT AND OTHER DOCUMENTS THAT WILL BE FILED WITH THE SEC CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION. Investors and security holders will be able to obtain free copies of the registration statement and the proxy statement (when available) and other documents filed with the SEC by New Perrigo, Perrigo and Elan through the website maintained by the SEC at http://www.sec.gov. Copies of the documents filed with the SEC by New Perrigo and Perrigo will be available free of charge on Perrigo’s internet website at www.perrigo.com or by contacting Perrigo’s Investor Relations Department at +1-269-686-1709. Copies of the documents filed with the SEC by Elan will be available free of charge on Elan’s internet website at www.elan.com or by contacting Elan’s Investor Relations Department at +1-800-252-3526.

Participants in the Solicitation

Perrigo, Elan, their respective directors and certain of their executive officers may be considered participants in the solicitation of proxies in connection with the transactions contemplated by the Transaction Agreement. Information about the directors and executive officers of Elan is set forth in its Annual Report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended 31 December 2012, which was filed with the SEC on 12 February 2013, its Report on Form 6-K, which was filed with the SEC on 28 February 2013, its Report on Form 6-K, which was filed with the SEC on 25 April 2013 and its Report on Form 6-K, which was filed with the SEC on 5 June 2013. Information about the directors and executive officers of Perrigo is set forth in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended 30 June 2012, which was filed with the SEC on 16 August 2012, and its proxy statement for its 2012 annual meeting of stockholders, which was filed with the SEC on 26 September 2012. Other information regarding the participants in the proxy solicitations and a description of their direct and indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, will be contained in the proxy statement/prospectus and other relevant materials to be filed with the SEC when they become available.

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