PARSIPPANY, N.J. and DUBLIN, Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Actavis, Inc. (NYSE: ACT) and Warner Chilcott plc (NASDAQ: WCRX) today announced that the Irish High Court has approved Actavis' pending acquisition of Warner Chilcott. The parties have now obtained all regulatory approvals required to complete the transaction. The closing remains subject to satisfaction of other customary closing conditions and is expected to occur as soon as practicable after satisfaction of those conditions.
Actavis, Inc. (NYSE: ACT) is a global, integrated specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing, manufacturing and distributing generic, brand and biosimilar products. Actavis has global headquarters in Parsippany, New Jersey, USA.
Operating as Actavis Pharma, Actavis markets generic, branded generic, legacy brands and Over-the-Counter (OTC) products in more than 60 countries. Actavis Specialty Brands is Actavis' global branded specialty pharmaceutical business focused in the Women's Health and Urology therapeutic categories. Actavis Specialty Brands also has a portfolio of five biosimilar products in development in Women's Health and Oncology. Actavis Global Operations has more than 30 manufacturing and distribution facilities around the world, and includes Anda, Inc., a U.S. pharmaceutical product distributor.For press release and other company information, visit Actavis' Web site at http://www.actavis.com. About Warner Chilcott Warner Chilcott is a leading specialty pharmaceutical company currently focused on the women's healthcare, gastroenterology, urology and dermatology segments of the branded pharmaceuticals market, primarily in North America. Warner Chilcott is a fully integrated company with internal resources dedicated to the development, manufacture and promotion of its products.
Actavis Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements Statements contained in this press release that refer to non-historical facts are forward-looking statements that reflect Actavis' current perspective of existing information as of the date of this release. It is important to note that Actavis' goals and expectations are not predictions of actual performance. Actual results may differ materially from Actavis' current expectations depending upon a number of factors, risks and uncertainties affecting Actavis' business. These factors include, among others, the inherent uncertainty associated with financial projections; restructuring in connection with, and successful close of, Actavis' acquisition of Warner Chilcott (the "Acquisition"); subsequent integration of the Acquisition and the ability to recognize the anticipated synergies and benefits of the Acquisition; the anticipated size of the markets and continued demand for Actavis' and Warner Chilcott's products; the impact of competitive products and pricing; access to available financing (including financing for the Acquisition or refinancing of Actavis or Warner Chilcott debt) on a timely basis and on reasonable terms; maintaining a position in the Standard & Poor's 500; the risks of fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates; the risks and uncertainties normally incident to the pharmaceutical industry, including product liability claims and the availability of product liability insurance on reasonable terms; the difficulty of predicting the timing or outcome of pending or future litigation or government investigations; periodic dependence on a small number of products for a material source of net revenue or income; variability of trade buying patterns; changes in generally accepted accounting principles; risks that the carrying values of assets may be negatively impacted by future events and circumstances; the timing and success of product launches; the difficulty of predicting the timing or outcome of product development efforts and regulatory agency approvals or actions, if any; costs and efforts to defend or enforce intellectual property rights; difficulties or delays in manufacturing; the availability and pricing of third party sourced products and materials; successful compliance with governmental regulations applicable to Actavis' and Warner Chilcott's manufacturers, facilities, products and/or businesses; changes in the laws and regulations affecting, among other things, pricing and reimbursement of pharmaceutical products; changes in tax laws or interpretations that could increase Actavis' consolidated tax liabilities; the loss of key senior management or scientific staff; and such other risks and uncertainties detailed in Actavis' periodic public filings with the SEC including but not limited to Actavis' Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31, 2013 and June 30, 2013 and Actavis' Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012 (as revised pursuant to Actavis' Current Report on Form 8-K dated as of June 17, 2013, which was filed with the SEC on June 18, 2013). Except as expressly required by law, Actavis disclaims any intent or obligation to update these forward-looking statements. Warner Chilcott Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements