Court Hearing to Approve Settlement Scheduled

TORONTO, Dec. 2 /CNW/ - Further to the press release of Patheon Inc. ("Patheon") (TSX:PTI) issued on November 30, 2009, the Special Committee of Independent Directors of Patheon today announced that the hearing of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice Commercial List for the approval of the proposed settlement of the pending litigation between Patheon, the current and former members of the Special Committee, JLL Patheon Holdings, LLC and the designees of JLL Patheon Holdings, LLC to the Patheon Board has been scheduled to be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, December 4, 2009 in Courtroom 8-2 at 330 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario.


Patheon Inc. (TSX:PTI; is a leading global provider of contract development and manufacturing services to the global pharmaceutical industry. Patheon prides itself in providing the highest quality products and services to more than 300 of the world's leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. Patheon's services range from preclinical development through commercial manufacturing of a full array of dosage forms including parenteral, solid, semi-solid and liquid forms. Patheon uses many innovative technologies including single-use disposables, Liquid-Filled Hard Capsules and a variety of modified release technologies.

Patheon's comprehensive range of fully integrated Pharmaceutical Development Services includes pre-formulation, formulation, analytical development, clinical manufacturing, scale-up and commercialization. Patheon can take customers direct to clinic with global clinical packaging and distribution services and Patheon's Quick to Clinic programs can accelerate early phase development project to clinical trials while minimizing the consumption of valuable API.

Patheon's integrated development and manufacturing network of 11 facilities, and 6 development centers across North America and Europe, strives to ensure that customer products can be launched with confidence anywhere in the world.

SOURCE Patheon Inc

For further information: For further information: Special Committee Media Contact: John Lute, Lute & Company, (416) 929-5883, email

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