Allergan, Inc. (NYSE:AGN) today announced that it has completed the sale of its obesity intervention business to Apollo Endosurgery, Inc. Under the terms of the agreement, which was first announced on October 29, 2013, Allergan received a cash payment of $75 million, subject to certain adjustments, and a $15 million minority equity interest in Apollo Endosurgery. Allergan may also receive up to $20 million in contingent consideration upon the achievement of certain regulatory and sales milestones.
About Allergan, Inc.
Allergan is a multi-specialty health care company established more than 60 years ago with a commitment to uncover the best of science and develop and deliver innovative and meaningful treatments to help people reach their life's potential. Today, we have approximately 11,400 highly dedicated and talented employees, global marketing and sales capabilities with a presence in more than 100 countries, a rich and ever-evolving portfolio of pharmaceuticals, biologics, medical devices and over-the-counter consumer products, and state-of-the-art resources in R&D, manufacturing and safety surveillance that help millions of patients see more clearly, move more freely and express themselves more fully. From our beginnings as an eye care company to our focus today on several medical specialties, including eye care, neurosciences, medical aesthetics, medical dermatology, breast aesthetics and urologics, Allergan is proud to celebrate more than 60 years of medical advances and proud to support the patients and physicians who rely on our products and the employees and communities in which we live and work. For more information regarding Allergan, go to: www.allergan.com.
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