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Barrier Therapeutics to Merge Into Stiefel Laboratories
Date:6/23/2008

continued commitment to advancing the field of therapeutic dermatology," said Charles W. Stiefel, chairman and chief executive officer of Stiefel Laboratories. "We are very impressed with Barrier Therapeutics' innovative products and pipeline. This strategic move will further expand our oral and topical product portfolio in development and increase our sales of novel treatments for skin conditions."

Barrier Therapeutics currently markets three pharmaceutical products. In addition to these marketed products, the company has other product candidates in various stages of development for the treatment of a range of dermatological conditions.

"We are very proud of the accomplishments of the entire Barrier Therapeutics team since we were founded in 2002, and we are pleased that Stiefel Laboratories recognizes the value that we have created," said Al Altomari, chief executive officer of Barrier Therapeutics. "We believe that this transaction provides substantial value to our stockholders. We believe that Barrier Therapeutics' product portfolio and innovative R&D pipeline candidates are among the greatest assets in dermatology and will strengthen Stiefel Laboratories' position in the global dermatology market."

J.P. Morgan Securities Inc. is acting as exclusive financial advisor to Barrier Therapeutics, and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP is acting as Barrier Therapeutics' legal counsel in the transaction. Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. is acting as exclusive financial advisor to Stiefel Laboratories, and Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP is acting as Stiefel Laboratories' legal counsel in the transaction.

About Barrier Therapeutics

Barrier Therapeutics is a pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of products in the field of dermatology. Barrier Therapeutics currently markets three pharmaceutical products in the United States: Xolegel(R) (ketoconazole, USP) Gel, 2%, for seborrheic dermatitis; Vusion(R) (0.25% micona
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