Valeant Commences Exchange Offer For Allergan

From Valeant Pharmaceuticals

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. ("Valeant") (NYSE: VRX) (TSX: VRX) today announced that it has commenced an exchange offer for the common stock of Allergan, Inc. ("Allergan") (NYSE: AGN), taking its May 30th proposal directly to Allergan stockholders. Under the terms of the offer, Allergan stockholders would be able to elect to exchange...

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