Patheon Announces Japanese Subsidiary Patheon, K.K.



    TORONTO, June 2 /CNW/ - Patheon Inc. (TSX: PTI), one of the world's
leading pharmaceutical service providers, today announced the establishment of
a Japanese subsidiary based in Tokyo, Japan. Patheon K.K. will operate from a
newly established business office located in the Nihonbashi district of
central Tokyo and will support Patheon's business requirements in the region.
    "This provides Patheon with a permanent presence in Japan to target new
customers and support existing ones in Japan and other Asian markets. It
demonstrates our commitment to build on our existing customer base in this
very important region," said Wes Wheeler President and Chief Executive
Officer, Patheon Inc. "Patheon's growing number of development projects in
Asia, particularly Japan, has highlighted the need to establish a physical
presence in this key market to more efficiently support and service our valued
customers in the region."
    Local staff will be added to the Tokyo office to fulfill the Company's
growing Asian business development and service support requirements.

    ABOUT PATHEON

    Patheon (TSX:PTI; www.patheon.com) is a leading global provider of drug
development and manufacturing services to the international pharmaceutical
industry. Patheon operates a network of 10 manufacturing and six development
facilities in the United States, Canada and Europe, employing more than
4,700 people and serving a customer base of 270 pharmaceutical and
biotechnology companies.

    Caution Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

    This news release may contain forward-looking statements which reflect
management's expectations regarding the Company's future growth of operations,
performance (both operational and financial) and business prospects and
opportunities. These statements are made in the context of the risks and
uncertainties that are outlined in the Company's public documents, which can
be accessed on our website at www.patheon.com or on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

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For further information:

For further information: Mr. Wes Wheeler, Chief Executive Officer and
President, Tel: (905) 812-2112, Email: wes.wheeler@patheon.com; Mr. Terry
Novak, President, North American Operations and Chief Marketing Officer, Tel:
(862) 207-1262, Email: terry.novak@patheon.com; Mr. Andrew Davis, Senior
Business Development Manager, Asia Pacific, Tel: (858) 610-8476 (mobile),
Email: andrew.davis@patheon.com; Ms. Jean Treadwell, Investor Relations, Tel:
(905) 816-8344, Email: jean.treadwell@patheon.com

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