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Watson Acquires Uteron Pharma SA
Date:1/23/2013

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Currently in end of Phase II clinical studies, the Estelle contraceptive product is being developed for global markets, with anticipated launch in 2018.  Estelle contains a novel natural estrogen, estetrol, which the Company believes will provide a prolonged half-life, a higher safety margin, less interference with liver and metabolic functions and an improved side effect profile.  Estelle is being studied in combination with a progestin and will be marketed in a convenient dosing regimen.  The product has patent protection until 2025 in the U.S. and 2027 in the E.U.

Early Stage Development Opportunities
As part of the acquisition, Watson acquires multiple potential products in early stage development; including Vaginate, being developed for the potential treatment of vaginal infections, Colvir, which is being studied for the treatment of premalignant Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) lesions of the uterine cervix and other product opportunities in Women's Health.

About Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc.Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: WPI) is a global, integrated specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing, manufacturing and distributing generic, brand and biosimilar products.  The Company has global and U.S. headquarters in Parsippany, New Jersey, USA, and international headquarters in Zug, Switzerland. 

Watson is the world's third-largest generics pharmaceutical manufacturer, with more than 750 products marketed globally through operations in more than 60 countries.  Watson's global branded pharmaceutical business develops and markets products principally in Urology and Women's Health, and is committed to developing and marketing biosimilars products in Women's Health, Oncology and other therapeutic categories.  In addition, Watson is the fourth-largest U.S. generic pharmaceutical
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