MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Valeant
Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE:
VRX) (TSX: VRX) today announced the appointment of J.
Michael Pearson, currently Valeant’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO),
as Chairman of the Board of Directors, replacing Robert A. Ingram,
who remains on the Valeant Board as an independent Board Director
and Lead Director. Mr. Pearson will continue in his role as
CEO and has agreed to extend his contract through to February
“I am honored that the Board has shown its confidence in me with
this appointment and that by extending my contract, allows me the
privilege of leading this organization for the next six years,”
stated J. Michael Pearson, chairman and chief executive officer.
“I continue to believe in Valeant’s long-term potential and I
look forward to working with our team to execute on our strategy to
become a leading specialty pharmaceutical company.”
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 can be found at www.valeant.com.
Laurie W. Little