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Endo Pharmaceuticals to Acquire Indevus Pharmaceuticals
Date:1/5/2009

s transaction represents a unique opportunity for us to achieve these goals. The combined company will market nine products through three specialty sales forces and have the capability to develop innovative new therapies using a novel drug delivery technology. We believe this will make Endo a stronger competitor, a more valuable health care supplier and a more successful company."

Indevus chairman and chief executive officer, Glenn L. Cooper, M.D., stated, "This transaction allows us to capture significant value for our shareholders and create new value for patients, physicians and shareholders of both companies under Endo's leadership. We believe Endo's proven commercial capabilities, targeted approach to medical marketing and unique understanding of the changes taking place in health care delivery today will ensure the success of our current and future products. We welcome and fully support this acquisition."

Endo expects that the transaction will be dilutive to the company's earnings in 2009 and is targeted to become accretive to Endo's earnings in 2010. Endo expects to achieve up to $40 million in cost savings and will provide more complete financial guidance during its fourth quarter and full-year earnings conference call in February.

Novel Products and Drug-Delivery Technology

Endo currently markets proprietary and generic products for the treatment and management of pain. Indevus currently markets products to treat overactive bladder, prostate cancer and central precocious puberty and is pursuing regulatory approval of drugs to treat hypogonadism and bladder cancer.

Mr. Holveck noted, "In addition to the very successful drug, VANTAS(R), we are particularly excited about the opportunity to add three innovative drug therapies, SUPPRELIN(R) LA, NEBIDO(R) and octreotide implant, to our product portfolio. All three are intended to address significant patient needs in
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