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GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan, February 3, 2021 -- Perrigo Company plc (NYSE; TASE: PRGO), a leading provider of Quality, Affordable Self-Care Products, is pleased to announce that its team members, in conjunction with the Perrigo Company Charitable Foundation, donated $600,000 to local United Ways in 2020.  The donations consisted of $250,000 in contributions from Perrigo’s team members, which was matched dollar for dollar by the Perrigo Company Charitable Foundation, for a total donation of $500,000. 

Perrigo’s Charitable Foundation also donated an additional $100,000 to the Allegan County and Ottawa County United Way chapters, both located in Southwest Michigan, to support child literacy programs through the Imagination Library. These programs include early age reading programs and free book delivery to children’s homes, which is especially significant during the current global pandemic.

United Way Worldwide is the world’s largest privately funded nonprofit, working in 95% of U.S. communities and 40 countries and territories to fight for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community. 

For more than 30 years, Perrigo has partnered with United Way to advance the non-profit’s mission of improving lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good. Since 2015, Perrigo and its team members have supported United Way’s mission with nearly $3.6 million in donations.

“We established the Perrigo Company Charitable Foundation with a mission to support organizations and programs that enhance the health, well-being and education of individuals and communities where we operate around the globe,” said Tom Farrington, Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer at Perrigo. “We are very proud of our 30-plus year partnership with United Way as it embodies our mission while harnessing the generosity and goodwill of Perrigo’s team members.”

Patrick Moran, President of the Allegan & Ottawa County United Way commented, “We’re proud to partner with Perrigo, whose employees ‘Live United’ and work in their communities every day! With Perrigo’s assistance, in 2020 we helped almost 3,000 children receive literacy support, provided more than 50 tons of food and personal care items to families in need through our Goods Donation Center, helped with financial and tax support to local families, mobilized over 10,000 volunteers, and provided funding for 75 local programs. In addition, we delivered additional emergency COVID-19 support grants through the ‘Feed the Need’ Allegan and Ottawa County coalitions! We accomplished this and so much more thanks to Perrigo and other partners like them that ‘Live United.”  

About Perrigo: 
Perrigo Company plc is a leading provider of Quality, Affordable Self-Care Products and over-the-counter (OTC) health and wellness solutions that enhance individual well-being by empowering consumers to proactively prevent or treat conditions that can be self-managed. The Perrigo Company Charitable Foundation is a private, non-profit organization wholly funded by Perrigo Company plc. The Foundation’s mission is to provide financial support to non-profit organizations that promote our commitment to enhance the health, well-being and education of individuals and families in communities in which Perrigo operates.  To learn more about The Perrigo Company Charitable Foundation, please visit our website here. 

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Lyndsey Chmiel, Senior Manager, Global Investor Relations & Corporate Communications, (269) 673-9324, E-mail: lyndsey.chmiel@perrigo.com
Cory Ziskind, Managing Director, ICR, (646) 277-1232, E-mail: cory.ziskind@icrinc.com
 

Dublin, Ireland -- January 28, 2021 -- Perrigo Company plc (NYSE; TASE: PRGO), a leading provider of Quality, Affordable Self-Care Products, is pleased to announce its support of the 57th BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition (BTYSTE), which took place virtually on Wednesday, January 6 through Friday, January 8 in Dublin, Ireland.  As an event sponsor, Perrigo donated €40,000 to further assist in cultivating and nurturing the future scientists of Ireland through its non-profit organisation, the Perrigo Company Charitable Foundation. 


Designed to raise schools’ engagement in the critical subjects of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), the Exhibition calls upon students aged 12-19 years from all over the island of Ireland to showcase innovative science and technology projects to approximately 50,000 visitors each year. The conference took place in a virtual format for the first time this year, providing free access to guests from around the world to the very best of science and technology. 


“At Perrigo, we are dedicated to supporting local organizations where we work and live, and programs that advance health and wellness through science, technology and innovation,” said Dr. Grainne Quinn, Chief Medical Officer of Perrigo. “We are proud to support STEM education in Ireland through our sponsorship of BTYSTE and look forward to continuing to play a role in inspiring and developing Ireland’s next generation of innovative leaders. Cultivating and nurturing the talent of our future scientists and engineers has never been more important.” 


In addition to its support of BTYSTE, in 2020 the Perrigo Company Charitable Foundation has supported a variety of organisations across Ireland to advance its mission of enhancing the health, well-being and education of individuals and communities worldwide donating more than €300,000. 
 

Allegan, Michigan – November 19, 2020 – Perrigo Company plc (NYSE; TASE: PRGO), a leading provider of Quality, Affordable Self-Care Products, is pleased to announce the fourth year of its “Quitting is Better” campaign in partnership with the American Cancer Society (ACS).

Since 2017, Perrigo has supported the American Cancer Society’s efforts to provide tools and resources for people seeking information, help, and guidance to quit smoking. The ACS is committed to attacking cancer from every angle, which includes helping people quit smoking. Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of cancer and cancer deaths in the United States. 

This year’s exclusive partnership for Perrigo’s nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) smoking cessation products promises to be the most successful campaign to date with a first-of-its-kind store brand category promotion available to all of the Company’s customers.  As part of the campaign partnership, Perrigo is providing participating retailers with print and digital promotional materials, including on-pack messaging, shelf signage, store displays, store circular advertisements, and digital content to support online offers and loyalty programs.

Allegan, Michigan – November 11, 2020 – Perrigo Company’s Michigan Finance team found a creative way to raise money and give back to an area nonprofit, as organizations face increased funding pressures and canceled fundraiser events due to COVID-19. About 100 Perrigo team members moved their annual volunteer initiative online, raising approximately $36,500 for Kids’ Food Basket’s (KFB) ‘Feeding our Future’ expansion campaign for Allegan and Ottawa counties, where Perrigo manufactures its quality and affordable over-the-counter self-care products. 

Dublin, Ireland – October 27, 2020 – Perrigo Company plc (NYSE; TASE: PRGO), the leading provider of Quality, Affordable Self-Care Products, announced today that it is building a new North American Corporate Headquarters in the heart of Grand Rapids, Michigan. The new headquarters will augment Perrigo’s existing presence in West Michigan, which was established in 1887 and now includes extensive operations in Allegan, Holland and Grand Rapids.

Perrigo’s new offices will be constructed in Michigan State University’s (MSU) expanding Grand Rapids Innovation Park, a public-private partnership that is bringing together academic medicine, healthcare delivery and other partners interested in the transformation of health. The location places Perrigo, the world’s leading over-the-counter health and wellness organization, in the company of academic, research and clinical experts found within the medical park network.

DUBLIN, Sept. 17, 2020-- Perrigo Company plc (NYSE; TASE: PRGO) today announced a voluntary U.S. nationwide recall of albuterol sulfate inhalation aerosol to the retail level after previously halting production and distribution. These actions are being taken out of an abundance of caution as a result of complaints that some units may not dispense due to clogging. Perrigo's generic albuterol sulfate inhalation aerosol was developed in partnership with and manufactured by Catalent Pharma Solutions.

DUBLIN, Sept. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Perrigo Company plc (NYSE: PRGO; TASE) today announced that it has launched the store brand equivalent of over-the-counter ("OTC") Voltaren® Arthritis Pain (diclofenac sodium topical gel, 1%) to its retail partners and the product is now available in the U.S. nationwide. Perrigo's abbreviated new drug application ("ANDA") for OTC diclofenac sodium topical gel, 1% is the first store brand ANDA to receive approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

 

DUBLIN, Aug. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Perrigo Company plc (NYSE; TASE: PRGO), a leading global provider of Quality, Affordable Self-Care Products, today announced that it will acquire three Eastern European OTC skincare and hair loss treatment brands (Emolium®, Iwostin® and Loxon®) from Sanofi. Trailing twelve months net sales ending June 30, 2020 for these products were approximately €21 million or approximately $23 million*. Other terms of the transaction were not disclose

DUBLIN, June 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Perrigo Company plc (NYSE; TASE: PRGO) today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to sell its U.K.-based Rosemont Pharmaceuticals business, a generic prescription pharmaceuticals manufacturer focused on liquid medicines, to a U.K.-headquartered private equity firm for £156 million or approximately $195 million in cash. This transaction, which was signed and closed on the same day, represents another step in Perrigo's transformation to a consumer-focused self-care company.  

 

DUBLIN, June 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Perrigo Company plc (NYSE; TASE: PRGO), a leading global provider of Quality, Affordable Self-Care Products, announced today that it is entering the cannabidiol ("CBD") market through a strategic investment in and long-term supply agreement with Kazmira LLC, a leading supplier of hemp-based CBD products free of tetrahydrocannabinol ("THC-free") based in Watkins, Colorado. The fast-growing and rapidly evolving CBD market is emerging organically in response to changing consumer preferences for natural remedies and aligns with Perrigo's vision "To make lives better by bringing quality, affordable self-care products that consumers trust everywhere they are sold.

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