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Perrigo calls shareholders to trust Plus Plus Plus, reject Mylan's offer

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Perrigo commented on the Mylan shareholder vote regarding its planned unsolicited offer to acquire Perrigo.

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"Our views of Mylan's offer to Perrigo shareholders have always been, and will continue to be, based on our board's careful reflection of the value available to Perrigo shareholders, and do not depend on the limited choices that Mylan has allowed its shareholders to consider," said Joseph C. Papa, chairman, president and CEO.

"Following extensive discussions with our shareholders, we are confident that most of them believe that Mylan's offer substantially undervalues Perrigo and would dilute our growth profile and superior valuation.

"The offer also would subject Perrigo shareholders to Mylan's highly troubling governance approach and serious risks related to Mylan's lowered 50%+ acceptance condition.

"Investors, rating agencies, and leading proxy advisory services have noted that the lowered threshold would make any synergy targets more difficult to achieve, raise integration and execution risk and add additional downward pressure on Mylan's credit rating."

"Perrigo's experienced management team has an outstanding record for creating value, generating total shareholder return of more than 970 percent since 2007.

"We remain focused on our 'Base Plus Plus Plus' growth strategy – realizing an organic net sales CAGR goal of 5-10% over the next three years, compelling upside from $29 billion in prescription to OTC switches, attractive M&A opportunities that we believe will have a multiplier effect on earnings and cash flow generation, and sizable potential new indications for Tysabri.

"The entire Perrigo Board and management team are confident that, through continued successful execution of this growth strategy, and considering other opportunities that may be available to us over time, we will continue to create superior value well in excess of Mylan's offer, and with less risk.

"We are confident that the majority of Perrigo shareholders will not tender their shares to Mylan."

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