DUBLIN, April 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Endo International plc (NASDAQ: ENDP) (TSX: ENL) announced today the appointment of Matthew J. Maletta as Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, effective May 4, 2015. Mr. Maletta brings to Endo nearly two decades of legal experience in the specialty pharmaceutical industry and with private law firms, including extensive experience in M&A, corporate, securities, finance, commercial and employment law. He is assuming the role from Caroline B. Manogue, who announced her retirement in January 2015.
"I am very pleased that Matt has chosen to join our team at Endo. His industry experience, significant expertise in M&A and pharmaceutical law and strong leadership skills will be a great addition to our executive leadership team. I look forward to his future contributions and to working with him as Endo continues to execute on its growth strategy and focus on becoming a leading global specialty pharmaceutical company," said Rajiv De Silva, President and CEO of Endo.
"On behalf of our Board, management team and myself, I would also like to thank Caroline for her exemplary leadership and contributions during her nearly 15-year tenure at Endo, as well as for her active and ongoing support during this transition," added Mr. De Silva. "We wish her well as she begins the next phase of her life."
Prior to joining Endo, Mr. Maletta served as Vice President, Associate General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Allergan, Inc. In this position, he served as an advisor to the CEO and Board of Directors and supervised several large M&A transactions and takeover defense activities, including Allergan's acquisition of Inamed and Actavis' acquisition of Allergan. Mr. Maletta first joined Allergan in 2002 as Corporate Counsel and Assistant Secretary and during his tenure, held various roles of increased responsibility. He had a key role negotiating Allergan's Corporate Integrity Agreement with the Department of Justice, served as the lead commercial attorney for the Allergan medical businesses and served as Interim Head of Human Resources. Prior to joining Allergan, Mr. Maletta was in private practice, focusing on general corporate matters, finance, governance, securities and transactions. He holds a B.A. degree in political science from the University of Minnesota, summa cum laude, and a J.D. degree, cum laude, from the University of Minnesota Law School.
"I am thrilled to be joining Endo during such an exciting time of growth for the company," said Mr. Maletta. "I look forward to leveraging my experience to benefit Endo and to support the corporate vision of improving lives while creating value."
About Endo International plc
Endo International plc is a global specialty pharmaceutical company focused on improving patients' lives while creating shareholder value. Endo develops, manufactures, markets and distributes quality branded pharmaceutical and generic pharmaceutical products as well as over-the-counter medications though its operating companies. Endo has global headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, and U.S. headquarters in Malvern, PA. Learn more at www.endo.com.
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