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Perrigo Acquires UK OTC Store Brand Supplier
Date:1/9/2008

ALLEGAN, Mich., Jan. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Perrigo Company (Nasdaq: PRGO; TASE) today announced that it has acquired Galpharm Healthcare, Ltd. for $86 million in cash. Based in Barnsley, Yorkshire, United Kingdom, privately-held Galpharm is a leading supplier of over-the-counter (OTC) store brand pharmaceutical products sold by super markets, drug stores and pharmacies in the U.K. The acquisition is expected to add more than $55 million in sales annually and be accretive to earnings in the first year.

Perrigo Chairman and CEO Joseph C. Papa stated, "The acquisition of Galpharm further expands our global presence, complements our existing UK business and increases value for our shareholders. It also helps us meet the world's growing need for quality, affordable healthcare."

Perrigo Company is a leading global healthcare supplier that develops, manufactures and distributes over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription pharmaceuticals, nutritional products, active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) and consumer products. The Company is the world's largest manufacturer of OTC pharmaceutical products for the store brand market. The Company's primary markets and locations of manufacturing facilities are the United States, Israel, Mexico and the United Kingdom. Visit Perrigo on the Internet (http://www.perrigo.com).

Note: Certain statements in this press release are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and are subject to the safe harbor created thereby. These statements relate to future events or the Company's future financial performance and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other fac
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