Purdue Pharma L.P. Aids Communities Damaged by Tornadoes in North Carolina Company Donates Funds to Local Relief Efforts;

Matches Individual Employee Contributions

STAMFORD, Conn. and WILSON, N.C., May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Purdue Pharma L.P. and its associated U.S. companies with operations in Wilson, have pledged to donate up to $125,000 to ease the suffering caused by recent tornadoes that swept across North Carolina.

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"Our hearts go out to those who have been affected by the devastation in North Carolina," said John H. Stewart, President and CEO of Purdue Pharma L.P. "I am proud of our colleagues at our Wilson, NC facility and elsewhere across the country who have stepped forward to provide support and aid to the tornado victims."

The company is making a cash donation of $25,000 to the North Carolina Disaster Relief Fund and will match, up to $100,000, employee contributions to either the North Carolina Disaster Relief Fund or the local Frederick E. Turnage Chapter of the American Red Cross.

"The need in our area and of our citizens is immense. Contributions to American Red Cross Disaster Relief from community-oriented businesses, such as Purdue Pharma allow the Red Cross to provide services around the globe, across the country and in our own neighborhood," said Lynwood Roberson of the American Red Cross, Frederick E. Turnage Chapter.

Purdue Pharma L.P. and its associated U.S. companies are privately held pharmaceutical companies known for pioneering research on persistent pain. Headquartered in Stamford, CT, Purdue is engaged in the research, development, production, and distribution of both prescription and over-the-counter medicines and hospital products. Additional information about Purdue can be found at www.purduepharma.com.

SOURCE Purdue Pharma L.P.




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