Perrigo Company. (PRNewsfoto/Perrigo Company plc)

Perrigo Company. (PRNewsfoto/Perrigo Company plc)

DUBLIN, May 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Perrigo Company plc (NYSE; TASE: PRGO) today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to sell its Mexico and Brazil-based over-the-counter (OTC) businesses to Advent International. This transaction, which is expected to close in the second half of this year, is part of Perrigo's margin improvement program and Project Momentum cost savings initiative. Financial terms were not disclosed.  

Perrigo CEO and President Murray S. Kessler commented, "After a thorough review, we concluded Perrigo does not have sufficient scale in its Latin American businesses, which are dilutive to the Company's '3/5/7' growth algorithm. As the path to improving margins in these regions would be further dilutive for the foreseeable future, the decision was made to exit these businesses. We are pleased to have reached an agreement with Advent and look forward to ensuring a seamless transition. We thank all the Mexico and Brazil-based employees for their service to Perrigo and are confident the businesses will do well under Advent's ownership as these are key areas of focus for their company."

In fiscal 2020, Perrigo realized $85 million in net sales from the Latin American businesses, which are included in the Consumer Self-Care Americas (CSCA) segment. The transaction is expected to be margin percentage accretive to Perrigo and the Consumer Self-Care Americas segment and have no impact on the Company's adjusted diluted earnings per share in 2021.

About Perrigo 

Perrigo Company plc (NYSE; TASE: PRGO) 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. Led by its consumer self-care strategy, Perrigo is the largest store brand OTC player in the U.S. in the categories in which it competes through more than 9,000 SKUs under customer 'own brand' labels. Additionally, Perrigo is a Top 10 OTC company by revenue in Europe, where it markets more than 200 branded OTC products throughout 28 countries. Visit Perrigo online at www.perrigo.com

Forward-Looking Statements

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