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Watson Pharmaceuticals Celebrates Rebranding with Name and Symbol Change
Paul Bisaro, President and CEO of Watson, to Ring The Closing BellŪ at the NYSE
For Release: 22 Jan 13
Who/What: 
Executives and guests of Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc., will visit the New York Stock Exchange to celebrate its new global name — Actavis — and a multi-year rebranding, including a new ticker symbol.
 
To mark the occasion, Paul Bisaro, President and CEO of Watson, and members of Watson’s executive leadership team will ring the NYSE Closing Bell.
 
About Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: WPI)
Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE: WPI) is a global, integrated specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing, manufacturing and distributing generic, brand and biosimilar products.  The Company has global and U.S. headquarters in Parsippany, New Jersey, USA, and international headquarters in Zug, Switzerland. 
 
Watson is the world's third-largest generics manufacturer, with more than 750 products marketed globally through operations in more than 60 countries.  Watson's global branded pharmaceutical business develops and markets products principally in Urology and Women's Health, and is committed to developing and marketing biosimilars products in Women's Health, Oncology and other therapeutic categories.  In addition, Watson is the fourth-largest U.S. generic pharmaceutical product distributor through its Anda, Inc. business, and also develops and out-licenses generic pharmaceutical products outside of the U.S. through its Medis third-party business. Watson has announced that it will adopt a new global name – Actavis – effective in 2013.
 
When/Where:
Thursday, January 24, 2013
NYSE Security Checkpoint/Tent at corner of Exchange Place and Broad Street
3:30 p.m.            Media escorted into the building for bell ringing
4:00 p.m.            The Closing Bell rings                                                                                  
 
Contact:
Media interested in covering the bell ringing MUST contact Annmarie Gioia at 212.656.5437 or agioia@nyx.com
 
Photo/Video:
Photos available via Associated Press/New York (212.621.1902), Reuters America (646.223.6285), Getty Images (646.613.4141), Bloomberg Photo (212.617.3420), European Press Agency (917.670.1323), and Insider Images. The Opening Bell (starting at 9:25 a.m.) feed is available via Encompass loop #4009. Media seeking footage via The Switch should contact NYSE Broadcast at 212.656.5483.
 
Facebook/Twitter/YouTube:
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