Valeant Pharmaceuticals to Refinance Senior Secured Credit Facilities

September 26, 2011

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE/TSX: VRX) today announced plans to refinance the existing senior secured credit facilities of its wholly owned subsidiary Valeant Pharmaceuticals International. The existing credit facilities are guaranteed by the Company. The proposed $1.7 billion senior secured credit facility is expected to consist of a $200 million revolving facility and a $1.5 billion Term Loan A facility, which includes a $500 million delayed draw term loan. All tranches will be 4.5 years in tenor and are expected to have terms that are customary for this type of financing. The facility is expected to close in October 2011, subject to market and other customary conditions.

About Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE/TSX: VRX) is a multinational specialty pharmaceutical company that develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of pharmaceutical products primarily in the areas of neurology, dermatology and branded generics. More information about Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. can be found at www.valeant.com.

Forward-looking Statements

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Contact Information:
Laurie W. Little
949-461-6002
laurie.little@valeant.com

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