Paulson & Co., Inc. Reiterates Confidence In Valeant Strategy

Marginally Reduces Holdings of Valeant Due to Required Rebalancing of Portfolio

LAVAL, Quebec, Aug. 9, 2017 /CNW/ -- Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX and TSX: VRX) ("Valeant" or the "Company") confirms that Paulson & Co., Inc. has filed a Schedule 13D with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to reflect certain changes related to its equity holdings of Valeant.

"These changes in our Valeant holding are required divestments and do not reflect any change in my confidence of the strategy to transform Valeant. I continue to remain fully supportive of the Valeant leadership team," said John Paulson, president of Paulson & Co., Inc. "These sales are due to the rebalancing of our portfolios based on asset flows, and represent approximately 4.5 percent of our common stock holdings."

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

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