Former Deputy Attorney General Appointed To Advise Valeant's Ad Hoc Committee

LAVAL, Quebec, Oct. 30, 2015 /CNW/ -- Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX) (TSX: VRX) announced today that the ad hoc committee appointed by Valeant's board of directors has appointed former Deputy Attorney General of the United States Mark Filip of Kirkland & Ellis LLP to advise the committee in its review of allegations related to Valeant's business relationship with Philidor and related matters.

"We are pleased to have someone with Mark's distinguished qualifications advise our committee," stated Robert Ingram, Valeant's Lead Independent Director. "The committee will be meeting promptly to determine the work plan for its review in consultation with counsel."

About Valeant

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, gastrointestinal disorder, eye health, neurology and branded generics. More information about Valeant can be found at

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Contact Information:
Laurie W. Little                                             

Elif McDonald

Renee E. Soto/Meghan Gavigan
Sard Verbinnen & Co.
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SOURCE Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.

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