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Harvard Business School Publishes a Case Study on Robert Wessman and Actavis
Date:4/24/2008

all located in Iceland, to the end of 2007 when the employees of the very successful global company numbered more than 11,000 in 40 countries. During this period Robert Wessman led the company through 26 acquisitions and extensive integration of the acquired companies.

Daniel Isenberg is Senior Lecturer of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School in the Entrepreneurial Management Unit, where he teaches classes on International Entrepreneurship and The Entrepreneurial Manager: "Actavis has grown from a small domestic player to one of the world leaders within 7 years, an accomplishment which is very unusual, to say the least, especially given the extremely competitive nature of the generics industry. The fact that Actavis has simultaneously globalized its supply chain, its markets, its research and development, and, to a lesser extent, its management, is an achievement which speaks for itself."

The case study method forms the basis of learning at Harvard Business School, with more than 80% of classes built on the method. It is also used at many other universities around the world. Case discussions introduce students to the reality of decision making in business situations, including time constraints, conflicting goals and incomplete information.

About Actavis Group

Actavis is one of the world's leading generic pharmaceutical companies specializing in the development, manufacture and sale of generic pharmaceuticals. Based in Iceland, the company has operations in 40 countries, with more than 11,000 employees.

For more information on Actavis, please visit the group website: http://www.actavis.com

Any statements contained in this press release that refer to Actavis' estimated or anticipated future results or future activities are forward-looking statements which reflect the Company's current analysis of existing trends, information and plans. These forward-looking
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