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The Cooper Companies Completes Acquisition Of Sauflon Pharmaceuticals And Announces $700 Million 3-Year Term Loan

PLEASANTON, Calif., Aug. 6, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE:COO) today announced that effective August 6, 2014, it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Sauflon Pharmaceuticals Ltd., a European manufacturer and distributor of soft contact lenses and solutions, for a purchase price of approximately $1.2 billion. Additional details will be provided on Cooper's third quarter 2014 earnings call on September 4, 2014 and at its 2014 Analyst Day on September 11, 2014.

In conjunction with the transaction, Cooper also announced it has closed a $700 million 3-year Senior Unsecured Term Loan which matures August 4, 2017. The Company intends to use the facility to fund the acquisition of Sauflon, to provide working capital and for general corporate purposes.

About The Cooper Companies

The Cooper Companies, Inc. ("Cooper") is a global medical device company publicly traded on the NYSE Euronext (NYSE:COO). Cooper is dedicated to being A Quality of Life Company™ with a focus on delivering shareholder value. Cooper operates through two business units, CooperVision and CooperSurgical. CooperVision brings a refreshing perspective on vision care with a commitment to crafting a wide range of high-quality products for contact lens wearers and providing focused practitioner support. CooperSurgical focuses on supplying women's health clinicians with market leading products and treatment options to improve the delivery of healthcare to women. Headquartered in Pleasanton, CA, Cooper has approximately 9,000 employees with products sold in over 100 countries. For more information, please visit www.coopercos.com .

About Sauflon Pharmaceuticals

Established in 1985, Sauflon Pharmaceuticals Ltd is a privately-owned British company and a global manufacturer of contact lenses and aftercare solutions. It has three state-of-the-art manufacturing plants, sales offices in over 10 countries, and products sold in over 50 countries. Sauflon is recognized as a high-quality, award-winning global manufacturer of contact lenses and aftercare products. For more information, please visit sauflon.co.uk.

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains "forward-looking statements" as defined by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Statements relating to guidance, plans, prospects, goals, strategies, future actions, events or performance and other statements which are other than statements of historical fact, including all statements regarding the acquisition of Sauflon including Sauflon's financial position, market position, product development and business strategy, expected cost synergies, expected timing and benefits of the transaction, as well as estimates of our and Sauflon's future expenses, sales and earnings per share are forward-looking.  To identify these statements look for words like "believes," "expects," "may," "will," "should," "could," "seeks," "intends," "plans," "estimates" or "anticipates" and similar words or phrases.  Forward-looking statements necessarily depend on assumptions, data or methods that may be incorrect or imprecise and are subject to risks and uncertainties. 

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