LAVAL, Quebec, June 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX) (TSX: VRX) announced today that it has filed a preliminary base shelf prospectus in Canada. The preliminary base shelf prospectus was filed with securities regulatory authorities in each of the provinces of Canada. Once receipts for the final base shelf prospectus are obtained from provincial securities regulators, the final base shelf prospectus will be valid for a 25-month period during which time Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (the "Company") may, from time to time, offer and issue common shares having an aggregate offering price of up to US$3.0 billion. The specific terms of any offering of common shares will be contained in a shelf prospectus supplement filed in connection with each offering.
As previously disclosed by the Company, the Company has entered into a definitive agreement under which the Company will acquire Bausch + Lomb Holdings Incorporated ("Bausch + Lomb"). The Company confirms its expectation that such transaction will be financed with debt and approximately US$1.5 - $2.0 billion of new equity.
No securities may be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time at which receipts for the final base shelf prospectus are obtained from provincial securities regulatory authorities. This news release does not constitute an offer to sell securities, nor is it a solicitation of an offer to buy securities, in any jurisdiction. This news release does not constitute an offer of securities for sale in the United States and the securities referred to in this news release may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from registration.
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 dermatology, neurology and branded generics. More information about Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. can be found at www.valeant.com.
Forward Looking Statements
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Laurie W. Little
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