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Jazz Pharmaceuticals Announces Stockholder Vote in Favor of Transaction With Azur Pharma Limted
Date:12/12/2011

PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: JAZZ) today announced that the Jazz Pharmaceuticals stockholders have approved all of the proposals submitted for approval at today's stockholder meeting, including the proposal  to approve the combination of the businesses of Jazz Pharmaceuticals and Azur Pharma. Once the transaction is closed, the Jazz Pharmaceuticals and Azur Pharma businesses will operate as a combined company, Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc, a company domiciled in Ireland.

Approximately 99.86% of the votes cast by Jazz Pharmaceuticals' stockholders were cast in favor of the merger agreement. Jazz Pharmaceuticals currently anticipates that the transaction will close in January 2012. Following the closing, Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc will be listed on the Nasdaq stock exchange under Jazz Pharmaceuticals' current ticker symbol, "JAZZ."

The merger will result in a specialty biopharmaceutical company with a diversified revenue base from 12 marketed products in the areas of CNS and women's health. These include Xyrem® (indicated to treat the two key symptoms of narcolepsy), Luvox CR® (indicated to treat obsessive compulsive disorder), Prialt® (indicated for refractory severe chronic pain), FazaClo® (indicated for treatment resistant schizophrenia), two additional CNS products and a portfolio of women's health products led by Elestrin® (for vasomotor symptoms associated with menopause). Full prescribing information about each product is available through its individual product website.

"We view the outstanding stockholder support in favor of the merger agreement as emphasizing both the short- and long-term benefits of combining forces with Azur to create a dynamic specialty biopharmaceutical company," said Bruce Cozadd, chairman and chief executive officer of Jazz Pharmaceuticals. "As an integ
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