Cautionary Announcement – Discussions with MSD

04/02/13:

ASPEN PHARMACARE HOLDINGS LIMITED
(Incorporated in the Republic of South Africa)
Registration number 1985/0002935/06
Share code: APN
ISIN: ZAE000066692
(“Aspen” or “the Company”)

CAUTIONARY ANNOUNCEMENT – DISCUSSIONS WITH MSD

Shareholders are advised that Aspen is currently engaged in discussions with MSD (known as Merck in the United States and Canada) in respect of a possible transaction comprising the acquisition of an active pharmaceutical ingredient facility situated primarily in the Netherlands and a related portfolio of pharmaceutical finished dose form products.

These discussions may have a material effect on the price of Aspen’s securities if successfully concluded and accordingly shareholders are advised to exercise caution when dealing in the company’s securities.

Durban
4 February 2013

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