Actavis confirmed today that it has informed employees that it will close the

legacy Forest Laboratories Earth City, Missouri facilities effective June 2015.
This decision affects approximately 190 employees in distribution/logistics,
packaging, resource planning, quality, purchasing; information technology;
research and development; human resources; finance and trade sales. The
decision affects both facilities.

The decision to close the Earth City facilities follows a thorough review of
manufacturing capacities and capabilities over our global supply chain and
production network, as well as an extensive analysis of our current and future
product portfolios. A rigorous integration planning process was initiated following
the announcement of the acquisition of Forest Laboratories by Actavis in
February of this year. The acquisition closed on July 1, 2014.

Teams from both companies looked at all of the assets of the combined
organization, in order to make the best decisions possible about how to structure
the new company to be an efficient and nimble competitor in the complex and
rapidly changing global pharmaceutical environment. As we progressed through
the integration planning process we have defined the overlap in the functions that
previously supported two separate businesses as well as facilities that could be
consolidated following the close. It became clear that the operations at our two
facilities in Earth City are duplicated in other areas within the larger combined

Today we announced that warehousing and distribution related activities at Earth
City will be moved to Actavis facilities, principally the Actavis Gurnee, Illinois
distribution center. This transition will begin immediately, and we expect to
complete this phase of the Earth City closure before the end of this year.

The transition of other functions at Earth City will occur over time. Details related
to the transition for specific departments will vary by department and function,
and we are actively finalizing the planning for transitioning these functions.

We recognize that this is difficult news for employees and their families. As a
responsible employer and corporate citizen, we are committed to implementing a
comprehensive transition plan for all eligible employees that will include
severance pay, benefits, outplacement and career transition services. We are
also committed to communicating throughout this process, particularly about
specific timing of job reductions in the various functions. In the meantime, we
intend to operate the facility in a business-as-usual mode, to ensure that these
activities have no impact on our ability to meet our customers’ needs.

Charlie Mayr
(862) 261-8030

David Belian
(862) 261-8141

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