HERTFORDSHIRE, England & PITTSBURGH & NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mylan N.V. (Nasdaq: MYL) and Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) today announced that due to the unprecedented circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, including associated delays in the regulatory review process, the proposed transaction involving Mylan and Upjohn, a division of Pfizer, is now anticipated to close in the second half of 2020.
There are no additional changes to the previously announced terms or plans regarding the transaction. The two companies remain highly confident in the benefits of the pending transaction to their respective shareholders and other stakeholders. Mylan, Pfizer and Upjohn are working closely on integration planning and are making significant progress toward Day 1 readiness. Together the companies continue to progress toward a successful close.
The primary focus of both companies remains the health and safety of their dedicated and valued employees who are working tirelessly towards completion of this transaction while also maintaining their responsibility to meet patient needs during this extraordinary time.
Also, in light of increased meeting and other restrictions due to COVID-19 developments in the Netherlands, where Mylan is incorporated, Mylan’s extraordinary general meeting of shareholders (the “EGM”) to approve certain matters in connection with the transaction has been rescheduled from April 27, 2020, to June 30, 2020, and will be hosted in conjunction with the company’s annual general meeting of shareholders (the “AGM”) which is being scheduled for the same day. Accordingly, the record date for the EGM and the AGM in respect of Mylan’s ordinary shares is June 2, 2020 and the cut-off time for the EGM and the AGM – which is the time prior to which holders of Mylan ordinary shares can give notice of attendance at the applicable meeting or vote by internet or telephone or by submitting a proxy card – is 5:00 p.m. Central European Summer Time (CEST) on June 29, 2020. Further details about the time and location of the EGM and AGM will be announced once those have been finalized.
Mylan and Pfizer continue to look forward to the proposed combination creating a new champion for global health at the close of this transaction.
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Mylan is a global pharmaceutical company committed to setting new standards in healthcare. Working together around the world to provide 7 billion people access to high quality medicine, we innovate to satisfy unmet needs; make reliability and service excellence a habit; do what’s right, not what’s easy; and impact the future through passionate global leadership. We offer a growing portfolio of more than 7,500 marketed products around the world, including antiretroviral therapies on which approximately 40% of people being treated for HIV/AIDS globally depend. We market our products in more than 165 countries and territories. We are one of the world’s largest producers of active pharmaceutical ingredients. Every member of our approximately 35,000-strong workforce is dedicated to creating better health for a better world, one person at a time. Learn more at Mylan.com. We routinely post information that may be important to investors on our website at investor.mylan.com.
With over 130 years of experience in improving patient lives, Pfizer Upjohn seeks to leverage our portfolio, global experience and expertise to become the trusted partner of choice for all stakeholders committed to improving patient health. We focus on relieving the burden of non-communicable diseases with trusted, quality medicines for every patient, everywhere, with the goal of treating 225 million new patients by 2025. Upjohn brings together 20 of the industry’s most trusted brands — products such as Lipitor®, Norvasc®, Lyrica® and Viagra® — with world-class medical, manufacturing and commercial expertise in more than 120 countries. Upjohn’s network of approximately 11,500 colleagues works together to be fast, focused and flexible to ensure that patients around the world access the healthcare they need.
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