Valeant Pharmaceuticals Announces Award In Anacor Dispute

LAVAL, Quebec, Oct. 18, 2013  -- Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX and TSX: VRX) announced today the interim final award in its previously disclosed arbitration with Anacor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to resolve a breach of contract dispute arising out of services provided by Dow Pharmaceutical Sciences, Inc., prior to its acquisition by Valeant.  As a result of the September 2013 arbitration hearing, Valeant has been ordered to make a one-time payment of $100 million in damages plus costs and fees to Anacor.  The arbitrator did not grant an injunction or ongoing royalty, which means that, while still subject to regulatory approval, nothing in the arbitrator's order prevents the launch of Jublia® (efinaconazole 10% topical solution).  As previously disclosed, Anacor had sought an award of at least $215 million plus injunctive relief.

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