STADA: Withdrawal from purchase of the Grünenthal branded product portfolio in Central Europe
Bad Vilbel, January 1, 2012 – Today, on January 1, 2012, STADA Arzneimittel AG exercised its contractual right to withdraw from the purchase of a branded product portfolio from Grünenthal for EU markets in Central Europe (including Poland, etc.), after the responsible anti-trust authorities had not approved the agreed transaction prior to the expiry of the contractually agreed so-called “long stop date” (as of December 31, 2011) (see ad hoc release of May 12, 2011 on the exclusive contract negotiations, published via DGAP, and ad hoc update of July 22, 2011 on the signing of the contracts, published via DGAP, as well as ad hoc update of December 30, 2011 on the conclusion of the purchase in Eastern Europe and the Middle East, published via DGAP). The purchase price for the branded product portfolio including the sales structures for Eastern Europe and the Middle East is thus reduced from approx. EUR 360 million to approx. EUR 152 million.
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STADA Arzneimittel AG
D-61118 Bad Vilbel
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