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Valeant Pharmaceuticals Congratulates Teva and Cephalon on Their Transaction
Date:5/2/2011

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX) (TSX: VRX) today congratulated Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NASDAQ: TEVA) and Cephalon, Inc. (NASADQ: CEPH) on their announcement that Cephalon has agreed to be acquired by Teva.  In response to the news, Valeant has withdrawn its consent solicitation.

"We believe that this announcement is positive news for Cephalon stockholders and we are pleased that Teva has paid what we believe is a very full value for the company and as a result, have withdrawn our consent solicitation," stated J. Michael Pearson, chairman and chief executive officer.  "As Cephalon stockholders ourselves with over a million shares owned, we will benefit from this transaction without participating further in the process.  We will remain disciplined on our M&A strategy and will look to deploy our freed-up capital on other opportunities to create value for our shareholders."

About Valeant

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE/TSX: VRX) is a multinational specialty pharmaceutical company that develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of pharmaceutical products primarily in the areas of neurology, dermatology and branded generics.  More information about Valeant can be found at www.valeant.com.

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This press release may contain forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, statements regarding Valeant's expectation to benefit from the proposed acquisition of Cephalon by Teva and opportunities to create value for Valeant shareholders. Forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of the words "anticipates," "expects," "intends," "plans," "should," "
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