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Mylan Announces Change in Board Leadership
Date:5/7/2009

- Co-founder Mike Puskar retires as Chairman of the Board -

- Robert J. Coury elected Chairman of the Board -

PITTSBURGH May 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mylan Inc. (Nasdaq: MYL) today announced a change in leadership to its Board of Directors. Mylan co-founder and chairman Milan ("Mike") Puskar announced that he is stepping down as Chairman of the Board effective immediately and that he will retire as a director effective Oct. 1. The board subsequently elected Mylan's Vice Chairman and CEO Robert J. Coury to succeed Puskar as Chairman of the Board.

Upon his election Coury stated: "On behalf of the Board of Directors and all of Mylan's employees and shareholders, I would like to personally thank Mike Puskar for his many accomplishments; his impact on the industry; and for his service and leadership. Mike will truly, truly be missed."

Coury continued, "I am also extremely honored to add the chairman role to my current responsibilities as Chief Executive Officer of Mylan. At this time, I would also like to announce that Rod Piatt, who has served as a member of our Board of Directors for the past five years, has been appointed Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors."

Puskar co-founded Mylan as a privately held drug distributor with Don Panoz in 1961. He has been a director of the company for the past 33 years, serving as its chairman since 1993. Puskar also was the company's president from 1976 to 2000 and CEO from 2000 until 2002. His tenure has been marked by a steady and strong leadership position among generic pharmaceuticals companies in the U.S. As one of the industry's pioneers, Puskar built a legacy on quality manufacturing, unparalleled customer service and policy leadership.

Puskar commented: "The time has come for me to step down as chairman, and I am more
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