HERTFORDSHIRE, England and PITTSBURGH, July 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Mylan N.V. (NASDAQ: MYL) today acknowledged the exercise of the full call option by Stichting Preferred Shares Mylan, an independent foundation ("stichting") incorporated under the laws of the Netherlands (the "Foundation"). The Foundation notified Mylan that it has exercised its call option to acquire 488,388,431 Mylan preferred shares pursuant to the Call Option Agreement, dated April 3, 2015, between Mylan and the Foundation.
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This communication is neither an offer to purchase nor an offer to sell any securities. In connection with Mylan N.V.'s ("Mylan") proposal to acquire Perrigo Company plc ("Perrigo"), Mylan has filed a preliminary proxy statement on Schedule 14A on May 5, 2015 (which preliminary proxy statement was amended on June 19, 2015 and July 16, 2015, the "Preliminary Proxy Statement") in anticipation of its extraordinary general meeting. This communication is not intended to be, and is not, a substitute for such filing or for any other document that Mylan may file with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") in connection with Mylan's proposed acquisition of Perrigo (the "Perrigo Proposal"). INVESTORS AND SECURITYHOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ THE DOCUMENTS FILED WITH THE SEC CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY (IF AND WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE) BEFORE MAKING AN INVESTMENT DECISION BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION. Such documents will be available free of charge through the website maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov or by directing a request to Mylan at 724-514-1813 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Any materials filed by Mylan with the SEC that are required to be mailed to shareholders will also be mailed to such shareholders.
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This communication is not a solicitation of a proxy from any investor or shareholder. However, Mylan and certain of its directors, executive officers and other members of its management and employees may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies in connection with the Perrigo Proposal under the rules of the SEC. Information regarding Mylan's directors and executive officers may be found in Mylan Inc.'s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014, which was filed with the SEC on March 2, 2015 and amended on April 30, 2015, as well as in the Preliminary Proxy Statement. These documents can be obtained free of charge from the sources indicated above. Additional information regarding the interests of these participants, which may, in some cases, be different than those of Mylan's shareholders generally, will also be included in the materials that Mylan intends to file with the SEC when they become available.
This communication contains "forward-looking statements." Such forward-looking statements may include, without limitation, statements about the Perrigo Proposal, 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"), the benefits and synergies of the Perrigo Proposal or EPD Transaction, future opportunities for Mylan, Perrigo, or the combined company and products, and any other statements regarding Mylan's, Perrigo's, or the combined company's future operations, anticipated business levels, future earnings, planned activities, anticipated growth, market opportunities, strategies, competition, and other expectations and targets for future periods. These may often be identified by the use of words such as "will," "may," "could," "should," "would," "project," "believe," "anticipate," "expect," "plan," "estimate," "forecast," "potential," "intend," "continue," "target" and variations of these words or comparable words. Because forward-looking statements inherently involve risks and uncertainties, actual future results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to: uncertainties related to the Perrigo Proposal, including as to the timing of the offer and compulsory acquisition, whether Perrigo will cooperate with Mylan and whether Mylan will be able to consummate the offer and compulsory acquisition, whether Mylan shareholders will provide the requisite approvals for the Perrigo Proposal, the possibility that competing offers will be made, the possibility that the conditions to the consummation of the offer will not be satisfied, and the possibility that Mylan will be unable to obtain regulatory approvals for the offer and compulsory acquisition or be required, as a condition to obtaining regulatory approvals, to accept conditions that could reduce the anticipated benefits of the offer and compulsory acquisition; the ability to meet expectations regarding the accounting and tax treatments of a transaction relating to the Perrigo Proposal and the EPD Transaction; changes in relevant tax and other laws, including but not limited to changes in healthcare and pharmaceutical laws and regulations in the U.S. and abroad; the integration of Perrigo and the EPD Business 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 Perrigo Proposal and the EPD Transaction; the retention of certain key employees of Perrigo and the EPD Business being difficult; the possibility that Mylan may be unable to achieve expected synergies and operating efficiencies in connection with the Perrigo Proposal and the EPD Transaction within the expected time-frames or at all and to successfully integrate Perrigo and the EPD Business; expected or targeted future financial and operating performance and results; challenges to our business and strategic plans posed by the recent unsolicited business proposal made by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. to acquire all of our outstanding shares; 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"); success of clinical trials and our ability to execute on new product opportunities; 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, Perrigo, 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 of America 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 Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2015 and our other filings with the SEC. These risks, as well as other risks associated with Mylan, Perrigo, and the combined company are also more fully discussed in the Preliminary Proxy Statement. 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. Except as required by applicable law, Mylan undertakes no obligation to update any statements herein for revisions or changes after the date of this communication.
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