RECORDATI: ACQUIRES TRANSIPEG®, TRANSIPEGLIB® AND COLOPEG® FOR THE FRENCH MARKET

Milan, 18 December 2017 - Recordati announces the purchase of three Bayer Consumer Health brands for the French market: Transipeg®, TransipegLib® and Colopeg®. Transipeg® and TransipegLib® are macrogol based laxatives for the treatment of symptomatic constipation in adults and Colopeg® is a large volume bowel cleanser indicated in preparation for endoscopic exploration. The 2016 net sales of the products in France amount to around € 10 million.

"The acquisition of Transipeg®, TransipegLib® and Colopeg® which are well-known brands in France, is in line with our strategy to reinforce our product portfolio in this market", declared Andrea Recordati, CEO and Vice Chairman. "We are progressively enhancing our presence in the area of gastroenterology and this line of products provides further product choice for doctors and patients in order to meet their specific needs."

Recordati, established in 1926, is an international pharmaceutical group, listed on the Italian Stock Exchange (Reuters RECI.MI, Bloomberg REC IM, ISIN IT 0003828271), with a total staff of more than 4,100, dedicated to the research, development, manufacturing and marketing of pharmaceuticals. Headquartered in Milan, Italy, Recordati has operations in the main European countries, in Russia, other Central and Eastern European countries, Turkey, North Africa, the United States of America, Canada, Mexico and in some South American countries.  An efficient field force of medical representatives promotes a wide range of innovative pharmaceuticals, both proprietary and under license, in a number of therapeutic areas including a specialized business dedicated to treatments for rare diseases. Recordati is a partner of choice for new product licenses for its territories. Recordati is committed to the research and development of new specialties with a focus on treatments for rare diseases.  Consolidated revenue for 2016 was € 1,153.9 million, operating income was € 327.4 million and net income was € 237.4 million.

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Recordati website:  www.recordati.com

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Marianne Tatschke                                                                     Studio Noris Morano                                                           
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