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Forest Laboratories Announces Resignation of Ivan Gergel, MD
Date:3/19/2008

NEW YORK, March 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Forest Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: FRX) today announced that Ivan Gergel, MD, Senior Vice President - Scientific Affairs and President of the Forest Research Institute has resigned his position and will leave the Company effective March 31, 2008.

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Lawrence Olanoff, MD, PhD, President and Chief Operating Officer of Forest, stated: "The Board and I wish to thank Ivan Gergel for his ten years of service at Forest. His contributions are appreciated and have been especially significant for our CNS products, such as Celexa, Lexapro and Namenda. We wish him well in his future endeavors."

The Company is currently in the process of identifying a potential successor. In the interim the Forest Research Institute will continue to be overseen by Dr. Olanoff.

About Forest Laboratories Inc. and Its Products

Forest Laboratories (http://www.frx.com) is a U.S.-based pharmaceutical company dedicated to identifying, developing, and delivering products that make a positive difference in peoples' lives. Forest Laboratories' growing product line includes Lexapro(R) (escitalopram oxalate), an SSRI indicated for adults for the initial and maintenance treatment of major depressive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder; Namenda(R) (memantine HCl), an N-methyl D-aspartate (NMDA)-receptor antagonist indicated for the treatment of moderate to severe Alzheimer's disease; Campral(R)* (acamprosate calcium), indicated in combination with psychosocial support for the maintenance of abstinence from alco
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