Actavis Confirms Early Stage Discussions Regarding Potential Combination with Warner Chilcott plc
PARSIPPANY, N.J., May 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Actavis, Inc. (NYSE: ACT), a global specialty pharmaceutical leader, today confirmed that Actavis has entered into early stage discussions with Warner Chilcott plc (Nasdaq: WCRX) regarding a potential combination of the two companies. Actavis further stated that no agreement has been reached and it does not intend to issue further comment regarding its business development initiatives.
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Actavis, Inc. (NYSE: ACT) is a global, integrated specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing, manufacturing and distributing generic, brand and biosimilar products. The Company has global and U.S. headquarters in Parsippany, New Jersey, USA, and international headquarters in Zug, Switzerland.
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