LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, December 3, 2018 – ADVANZ PHARMA Corp. (“ADVANZ PHARMA” or “the Company”) (TSX: CXR/ADVZ), today announced it has successfully completed the Company’s global rebranding following shareholder approval of its name change last week from Concordia International Corp. to ADVANZ PHARMA Corp.
“This is an exciting period for ADVANZ PHARMA and all our employees across the globe,” said Graeme Duncan, Chief Executive Officer of ADVANZ PHARMA. “This new corporate identity, and the accompanying rebranding, will help define ADVANZ PHARMA as a global pharmaceutical company that is determined to help innovate, shape and grow the specialty off-patent sector. We will aim to go beyond what we have achieved in the past, and current industry standards, as we look to capitalize on this new start.”
ADVANZ PHARMA represents a refocussed and redefined direction that will build on the Company’s current capabilities and global footprint across more than 90 countries so that it can meet the increasingly complex needs of global healthcare systems.
“This name change signifies a commitment to a refreshed vision and global strategy that offers true value to our customers, partners and stakeholders,” Mr Duncan added.
In addition to ensuring the continued supply of the Company’s extensive portfolio of high quality, established medicines, so that patients continue to get the medicines they need, ADVANZ PHARMA will focus on expanding its global presence in order to provide a platform for future growth.
Mr Duncan concluded, “Alongside our refocused corporate strategy, new leadership group and capital structure, ADVANZ PHARMA opens a new chapter in the Company’s history. With our strong financial position, highly supportive shareholder base and impressive heritage within the sector, we believe we are in a good position to become the most idea-generative company in the specialty, off-patent industry. We are looking to utilise this expertise to expand our already extensive portfolio through both pipeline development and the acquisition of companies and standalone medicines.”
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About ADVANZ PHARMA
ADVANZ PHARMA is an international specialty pharmaceutical company with a diversified portfolio of more than 200 patented and off-patent products, and sales in more than 90 countries. Going forward, the Company is focused on helping innovate, shape and grow the specialty, off-patent sector in Europe.
ADVANZ PHARMA operates out of facilities in Mississauga, Ontario and, through its subsidiaries, operates out of facilities in Bridgetown, Barbados; London, England and Mumbai, India.
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This press release includes forward‐looking statements within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and forward‐looking information within the meaning of Canadian securities laws, regarding the Company and its business, which may include, but are not limited to statements with respect to the Company becoming a leader in European specialty, off-patent medicines, the Company changing its name as part of a global rebrand in support of its strategy and vision, the Company re-focusing on delivering sustainable value across its portfolio of speciality generic and legacy branded, off-patent medicines, the Company becoming a trusted and respected partner to its customers, healthcare providers, and patients, the Company ensuring a continued supply of a diverse range of high quality, established medicines, the Company expanding its global presence in order to provide a platform for future growth, the Company expanding its extensive portfolio and pursuing its acquisition strategy, the Company providing greater access to medicines for patients and healthcare providers, the Company using its current balance sheet to build out its pipeline of medicines, the Company acquiring companies and standalone medicines, the Company becoming the most ideagenerative company in the generics industry, the Company using its new corporate brand and global strategy to offer true value to its core stakeholders and healthcare systems. 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The forward-looking events and circumstances discussed in this press release may not occur by certain specified dates or at all and could differ materially as a result of known and unknown risk factors and uncertainties affecting the Company, including risks associated with the Company's inability to obtain applicable trademark reservations with respect to any proposed name change of the Company, the Company’s inability to obtain the requisite support of Company shareholders to effect a name change, the Company’s inability to meet applicable statutory deadlines with respect to a special meeting of shareholders required in order to approve a name change, the Company’s inability to negotiate any trademark infringements with third parties in connection with the Company’s global rebranding efforts, the Company’s inability to obtain applicable regulatory approval, including, but not limited to necessary approvals from the Toronto Stock Exchange, the Company’s inability to build on its current capabilities and global footprint, the Company’s inability to become a trusted and respected partner to its customers, healthcare providers, and patients, the Company’s inability to supply a diverse range of high quality, established medicines, the Company’s inability to expand its global presence, the Company’s inability to provide a platform for future growth, the Company’s inability to expand its portfolio of medicines and to pursue its acquisition strategy, the Company’s inability to provide greater access to medicines for patients, the Company’s inability to provide sustainable value for healthcare providers, the Company’s inability to maintain its current financial position, the risk that the Company’s shareholders do not support the Company’s current strategy, the Company’s inability to deliver a progressive company that is ready for the future, the Company’s inability to leverage its current balance sheet to build out its pipeline of medicines, the Company’s inability to leverage its balance sheet to acquire both companies and standalone medicines, the Company’s inability to be the most idea-generative company in the generics industry, the Company’s inability to transition to a new corporate brand and global strategy, the Company’s inability to become a leading European specialty off-patent medicines player, and risks and uncertainties detailed from time to time in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Canadian Securities Administrators and many other factors beyond the control of The Company . 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