Allergan Successfully Completes Oculeve Acquisition

-- Enhances Allergan's World-Class Position in Dry Eye Care --

-- Oculeve Lead Program OD-01 Intranasal Device in Development for Increased Tear Production in Dry Eye Patients --

Aug 10, 2015, 16:05 ET from Allergan plc

DUBLIN, Aug. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN), a leading global pharmaceutical company, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Oculeve, a development-stage medical device company focused on developing novel treatments for dry eye disease. Under the terms of the agreement, Allergan acquired Oculeve for a $125 million upfront payment and commercialization milestone payments related to Oculeve's lead development program, OD-01. The agreement also includes the acquisition of an additional earlier-stage dry eye device development program.

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"The acquisition of Oculeve further enhances Allergan's world-class position in eye care and underscores our commitment to continuing to develop a broad range of treatment options for patients with eye conditions," said Brent Saunders, CEO and President of Allergan. "Dry eye is currently an underserved condition, with many patients not receiving adequate treatment from over-the-counter options. Allergan is committed to expanding our product offerings in this category, and the development of OD-01, an intranasal neurostimulation device, is complementary to our market-leading dry eye treatment, Restasis®, as well as other dry eye products in development within our pipeline."

The acquisition of Oculeve adds novel, complementary dry eye development programs to Allergan's current eye care research and development programs, including OD-01, a non-invasive nasal neurostimulation device that increases tear production in patients with dry eye disease. Oculeve has completed four clinical studies of OD-01 to date in more than 200 patients, showing positive safety and efficacy of the device.  Allergan plans to conduct two additional pivotal trials prior to FDA submission, which is expected in 2016 with potential commercial launch in 2017.

Chronic dry eye is a disease that can be caused by advanced age, contact lens wear, certain medications, eye diseases, other medical conditions or environmental factors. One type of chronic dry eye is caused by decreased tear production due to inflammation. Without enough tears, the film protecting the eye can break down, creating dry spots on the cornea. Chronic dry eye is estimated to affect 25 million patients in the U.S.i

About Allergan

Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN), headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, is a unique, global pharmaceutical company and a leader in a new industry model – Growth Pharma.  Allergan is focused on developing, manufacturing and commercializing innovative branded pharmaceuticals, high-quality generic and over-the-counter medicines and biologic products for patients around the world.

Allergan markets a portfolio of best-in-class products that provide valuable treatments for the central nervous system, eye care, medical aesthetics, gastroenterology, women's health, urology, cardiovascular and anti-infective therapeutic categories, and operates the world's third-largest global generics business, providing patients around the globe with increased access to affordable, high-quality medicines. Allergan is an industry leader in research and development, with one of the broadest development pipelines in the pharmaceutical industry and a leading position in the submission of generic product applications globally.

With commercial operations in approximately 100 countries, Allergan is committed to working with physicians, healthcare providers and patients to deliver innovative and meaningful treatments that help people around the world live longer, healthier lives.

For more information, visit Allergan's website at www.allergan.com.

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Statements contained in this press release that refer to future events or other non-historical facts are forward-looking statements that reflect Allergan's current perspective of existing trends and information as of the date of this release. Except as expressly required by law, Allergan disclaims any intent or obligation to update these forward-looking statements. Actual results may differ materially from Allergan's current expectations depending upon a number of factors affecting Allergan's business. These factors include, among others, the risks associated with acquisition transactions; the difficulty of predicting the timing or outcome of FDA approvals or actions, if any; the impact of competitive products and pricing; market acceptance of and continued demand for Allergan's products; difficulties or delays in manufacturing; and other risks and uncertainties detailed in Allergan's periodic public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including but not limited to Allergan's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2015 (such periodic public filings having been filed under the "Actavis plc" name) and from time to time in Allergan's other investor communications . Except as expressly required by law, Allergan disclaims any intent or obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

i Market Scope®, 2011 Report on the Global Market for Dry Eye Products; 2011, 1-148.

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