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Par Pharmaceutical Completes Acquisition of Anchen

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., Nov. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Par Pharmaceutical Companies, Inc. (NYSE: PRX) today announced that it has completed its acquisition of Anchen Pharmaceuticals, a privately-held specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing extended release and niche generic products.

Headquartered in Irvine, California, Anchen is a profitable, fully-integrated pharmaceutical company with five commercialized products, 27 ANDAs on file with the US FDA, five of which are believed to be first-to-file, and approximately 26 additional products in development. Anchen has approximately 200 employees and over 72,000 sq. ft. of expandable manufacturing and warehouse facilities with state-of-the-art equipment.

The $410 million purchase price was financed with cash on hand and a $350 million term loan.

About Par Pharmaceutical Companies, Inc.

Par Pharmaceutical Companies, Inc. is a U.S.-based specialty pharmaceutical company. Through its wholly owned subsidiary's two operating divisions, Par Pharmaceutical and Strativa Pharmaceuticals, it develops, manufactures and markets higher-barrier-to-entry generic drugs and niche, innovative proprietary pharmaceuticals. For press releases and other company information, visit

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Certain statements in this news release constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. To the extent any statements made in this news release contain information that is not historical, these statements are essentially forward-looking and, as such, are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are beyond the control of the Company, which could cause actual results and outcomes to differ materially from those expressed herein. Risk factors that might affect such forward-looking statements include those set forth in Item 1A of the Company's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, in other of the Company's filings with the SEC from time to time, including Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K, and on general industry and economic conditions. Any forward-looking statements included in this news release are made as of the date hereof only, based on information available to the Company as of the date hereof, and, subject to any applicable law to the contrary, the Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements.

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