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UCB to secure long-term partnership with UNITHER Pharmaceuticals for its Rochester manufacturing facility


Brussels (Belgium), May 29, 2013
7 a.m. CET - regulated information - UCB has agreed with UNITHER Pharmaceuticals, a leading pharmaceutical manufacturer, that UNITHER will acquire UCB’s manufacturing plant in Rochester, New York. The agreement is part of UCB’s strategy to optimize its manufacturing network in line with the evolution of its portfolio.

The transaction also includes a six-year supply agreement between UCB and UNITHER and UCB Rochester’s approximately 250 employees and 50 temporary staff will all be offered employment opportunities with UNITHER.

The financial details of the agreement were not disclosed. The transaction will have no impact on UCB's financial 2013 outlook.

The transaction is in line with UCB’s strategy to increasingly utilize a network of trusted partners for its mass manufacturing activities. By choosing UNITHER as a partner, UCB is confidently transferring its production activities in Rochester to a rapidly-growing manufacturing company that has the highest quality standards and growth ambitions for the site.

For further information UCB

France Nivelle, Global Communications, UCB
T +32.2.559.9178,
france.nivelle@ucb.com

Laurent Schots, Media Relations, UCB

T +32.2.559.9264, laurent.schots@ucb.com

Kristie Madara, US Communications, UCB

T +1.770.970.8726, kristie.madara@ucb.com

Antje Witte, Investor Relations, UCB
T +32.2.559.9414,
antje.witte@ucb.com


About UCB
UCB, Brussels, Belgium (www.ucb.com) is a global biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of innovative medicines and solutions to transform the lives of people living with severe diseases of the immune system or of the central nervous system. With approx. 9 000 people in about 40 countries, the company generated revenue of EUR 3.4 billion in 2012. UCB is listed on Euronext Brussels (symbol: UCB).


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Moreover, sales may be impacted by international and domestic trends toward managed care and health care cost containment and the reimbursement policies imposed by third-party payers as well as legislation affecting biopharmaceutical pricing and reimbursement.


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