Schering-Plough Canada Officially Opens its New Head Office in the Presence of Québec Premier Jean Charest



    KIRKLAND, QC, Nov. 15 /CNW Telbec/ - Schering-Plough Canada officially
inaugurates its new Head Office today in Kirkland, located in Montreal's West
Island. Quebec Premier Jean Charest joins Mr. Carlos Dourado, Schering-Plough
Canada's President and General Manager, and Dr. Francesco Granata, Group Vice
President and President, EUCAN Region I, Global Pharmaceutical Business,
Schering-Plough Corporation at the ceremony.
    "We are very pleased to inaugurate our new Canadian Head Office today, an
$18.5 million commitment over a 15-year lease," said Mr. Carlos Dourado. "The
presence of Premier Charest and representatives from all levels of government
today demonstrates how vital the pharmaceutical industry is in delivering
better healthcare to the people of Québec and all Canadians," he added. "There
are more than 875 people employed by Schering-Plough across Canada. We have
been operating in Montreal for 81 years and this new Head Office building adds
a third Schering-Plough site to the dynamic, Québec-based, pharmaceutical
industry."
    This renewed commitment by Schering-Plough is due to the company's
substantial growth in the last five years and confirms its confidence in
Québec and Canada. The new Head Office is located at 16750, route
Transcanadienne, in Kirkland. A state-of-the-art Distribution Centre is also
located in Kirkland. A manufacturing facility certified by both Health Canada
and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is located in Pointe-Claire.
    Other guests joining in today's inaugural event include: Mr. Lee
Richardson, Member of Parliament for Calgary Centre, Ms. Yolande James,
Minister of Immigration and Cultural Communities of Québec and MNA for
Nelligan; Mr. Geoffrey Kelley, MNA for Jacques-Cartier; Mr. John Meaney, Mayor
of Kirkland; as well as many other representatives from the fields of
research, health, academia and politics.

    About Schering-Plough Canada

    Schering-Plough Canada is a country operation of Schering-Plough
Corporation that employs over 875 people across Canada. Schering-Plough
Canada's Website is www.schering-plough.ca.
    Schering-Plough is a global science-based health care company with
leading prescription, consumer and animal health products. Through internal
research and collaborations with partners, Schering-Plough discovers,
develops, manufactures and markets advanced drug therapies to meet important
medical needs. Schering-Plough's vision is to earn the trust of physicians,
patients and customers served by its approximately 33,500 people around the
world. The headquarters are based in Kenilworth, NJ, and its Website is
www.schering-plough.com.




For further information:

For further information: Kent Hovey-Smith, Schering-Plough Canada, (514)
428-7475, kent.hovey.smith@spcorp.com, www.schering-plough.ca; GGA 
Communications: Francine Bastien, (514) 393-9500, ext. 262, Cell : (514) 
914-2555; Mathieu Filion, (514) 393-9500, ext. 240, Cell : (514) 808- 9156,
mfilion@gga-mtl.ca

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