HERTFORDSHIRE, England and PITTSBURGH, Aug. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Mylan N.V. (NASDAQ, TASE: MYL) today announced that it has completed the settlement of its recommended public offer to the shareholders of Meda Aktiebolag (publ.) to tender all their shares in Meda to Mylan (the "Offer"). As previously announced, the Offer was accepted by shareholders holding approximately 94% of the total number of outstanding shares and votes in Meda, as of July 29, 2016. Upon the completion and settlement of the Offer, Mylan acquired each of these shares in accordance with the terms of the Offer. The Offer was initially announced on Feb. 10, 2016 and it was declared unconditional on Aug. 2, 2016. The acceptance period expired on July 29, 2016 and will not be extended.
Mylan Chairman Robert Coury commented, "We are very pleased to have received the overwhelming shareholder support required to complete our acquisition of Meda. Mylan continues to differentiate itself among the world's pharmaceutical companies in terms of our unique profile and growth trajectory. The addition of Meda will only further add to our existing leadership position within our space and continue to create significant value for our shareholders and other stakeholders. On behalf of Mylan's entire board of directors, we welcome our new Mylan shareholders and look forward to them sharing in the anticipated future success of our combined company."
Mylan CEO Heather Bresch continued, "The addition of Meda builds on everything we have put in place around the world, creating even greater scale, breadth and diversity across products, geographies and sales channels. As a result, our R&D and manufacturing platform is unmatched, and we now have a more powerful global commercial infrastructure across developed and emerging markets and branded, generic and over-the-counter products. This transaction also is extremely compelling financially, providing significant accretion to Mylan's adjusted earnings per share, the opportunity for substantial synergies and further acceleration of our growth. Importantly, I would like to welcome Meda's talented and dedicated workforce to the Mylan family, and I look forward to their contributions as we strive to deliver better health for a better world."
Mylan President Rajiv Malik added, "With the addition of Meda, Mylan now has six $1 billion therapeutic franchises, and through our enhanced scale and expanded commercial capabilities, we see significant opportunities to further distinguish Mylan among our customers and patients. Allergy/respiratory, pain/CNS and dermatology – recently bolstered by our acquisition of the Renaissance topicals business – represent just a few of the exciting areas where we expect to create additional value from our combined portfolio, pipeline and capabilities. Meda also opens up a number of new opportunities for us, such as significantly expanding our over-the-counter presence into a $1 billion business. Additionally, Meda accelerates our expansion in attractive emerging markets, such as China, Southeast Asia, Russia and the Middle East, and provides us opportunities to maximize our efficient, high quality operating platform and broad product portfolio. I too would like to extend a warm welcome to the Meda team and am excited to begin integrating our businesses and bringing together the best from both of our organizations."
Meda is now a controlled subsidiary of Mylan. Mylan intends to initiate compulsory acquisition proceedings for the remaining shares in Meda in accordance with the Swedish Companies Act (Sw. aktiebolagslagen (2005:551)) and has acted to have the Meda shares delisted from Nasdaq Stockholm.
Mylan discloses the information provided herein pursuant to Nasdaq Stockholm's Takeover Rules (the "Takeover Rules"). The information was submitted for publication on Aug. 5, 2016, 15:00 CET.
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Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to: uncertainties related to the Meda Transaction; the ability to meet expectations regarding the accounting and tax treatments of Mylan's acquisition (the "EPD Transaction") of Mylan Inc. and Abbott Laboratories' non-U.S. developed markets specialty and branded generics business (the "EPD Business") and the Meda Transaction; changes in relevant tax and other laws, including but not limited to changes in the U.S. tax code and healthcare and pharmaceutical laws and regulations in the U.S. and abroad; the integration of the EPD Business and Meda being more difficult, time-consuming, or costly than expected; operating costs, customer loss, and business disruption (including, without limitation, difficulties in maintaining relationships with employees, customers, clients, or suppliers) being greater than expected following the EPD Transaction and the Meda Transaction; the retention of certain key employees of the EPD Business and Meda being difficult; the possibility that Mylan may be unable to achieve expected synergies and operating efficiencies in connection with the EPD Transaction and the Meda Transaction within the expected time-frames or at all and to successfully integrate the EPD Business and Meda; expected or targeted future financial and operating performance and results; the capacity to bring new products to market, including but not limited to where Mylan uses its business judgment and decides to manufacture, market, and/or sell products, directly or through third parties, notwithstanding the fact that allegations of patent infringement(s) have not been finally resolved by the courts (i.e., an "at-risk launch"); any regulatory, legal, or other impediments to Mylan's ability to bring new products to market; success of clinical trials and Mylan's ability to execute on new product opportunities; any changes in or difficulties with our inventory of, and our ability to manufacture and distribute, the EpiPen® Auto-Injector to meet anticipated demand; the scope, timing, and outcome of any ongoing legal proceedings and the impact of any such proceedings on financial condition, results of operations, and/or cash flows; the ability to protect intellectual property and preserve intellectual property rights; the effect of any changes in customer and supplier relationships and customer purchasing patterns; the ability to attract and retain key personnel; changes in third-party relationships; the impact of competition; changes in the economic and financial conditions of the businesses of Mylan, Meda or the combined company; the inherent challenges, risks, and costs in identifying, acquiring, and integrating complementary or strategic acquisitions of other companies, products or assets and in achieving anticipated synergies; uncertainties and matters beyond the control of management; and inherent uncertainties involved in the estimates and judgments used in the preparation of financial statements, and the providing of estimates of financial measures, in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States and related standards or on an adjusted basis. For more detailed information on the risks and uncertainties associated with Mylan's business activities, see the risks described in Mylan's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015, as amended, its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the three months ended March 31, 2016 and its other filings with the SEC. These risks and uncertainties also include those risks and uncertainties that are discussed in the Offer Document that was published on June 16, 2016, the Registration Statement which was declared effective on June 16, 2016 and the EU Prospectus that was published on June 16, 2016. You can access Mylan's filings with the SEC through the SEC website at www.sec.gov, and Mylan strongly encourages you to do so. Mylan undertakes no obligation to update any statements herein for revisions or changes after the date of this communication, except as required by law.
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Mylan is a global pharmaceutical company committed to setting new standards in healthcare. Working together around the world to provide 7 billion people access to high quality medicine, we innovate to satisfy unmet needs; make reliability and service excellence a habit; do what's right, not what's easy; and impact the future through passionate global leadership. We offer a growing portfolio of more than 2,700 generic and branded pharmaceuticals, including antiretroviral therapies on which approximately 50% of people being treated for HIV/AIDS in the developing world depend. We market our products in more than 165 countries and territories. Our global R&D and manufacturing platform includes more than 50 facilities, and we are one of the world's largest producers of active pharmaceutical ingredients. Every member of our more than 40,000-strong workforce is dedicated to creating better health for a better world, one person at a time. Learn more at mylan.com.
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