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Aspen Invests R2.7 Billion in Expanding Global Business

Johannesburg – JSE listed Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Limited (Apn) has announced an investment by its offshore subsidiary, Aspen Global Incorporated, of GBP 170 million (approximately R2.7 billion) for the acquisition of four pharmaceutical products from GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). Aspen Global has acquired the intellectual property rights to the branded pharmaceuticals Eltroxin, Imuran, Lanoxin and Zyloric for…

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Aspen wins significant portion of ARV tender

In addition to maintaining the supply contract for existing tender items, Aspen has also secured volumes for two new products, Aspen Efavirenz and Tenofivir. Tenofivir is a key new molecule to the ARV tender. Increased usage is anticipated over the tender period. Aspen secured more than 50% by volume of the entire ARV tender based…

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Shelys Africa Limited

Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Limited is pleased to announce the conclusion of a deal for the acquisition of 60% of the share capital of Shelys Africa Limited, with operations in East and Central Africa with effect from 01 May 2008. Shelys Africa Limited is the holding company of a group of East African pharmaceutical companies (“the…

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Motivation, direction and structure!

After my interview with him it once again dawned on me how important it is to enjoy what you do; to have a passion for it; to be motivated! In fact, when I carefully reflect on all the interviews with great leaders the recipe for success becomes clearer and clearer: You have to have motivation,…

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Key ARV Products Viread® and Truvada® Registered by MCC

JSE listed Aspen, a leading global manufacturer and distributor of anti-retroviral (ARV) medicines, today announced that it has been granted certification from the Medicines Control Council of South Africa (MCC) to manufacture and distribute the two key ARV products Viread® (tenofovir disoproxil fumarate) and Truvada® (emtricitabine and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate) in the South African market.…

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Aspen and Strides enter into broad and strategic partnership

Johannesburg South Africa, and Bangalore, India: Aspen Pharmacare (Aspen), Africa’s largest pharmaceutical manufacturer and the largest generics manufacturer in the southern hemisphere, has entered into a series of transactions with Bangalore-based Strides Arcolab Limited (Strides), one of India’s largest exporters of pharmaceutical products. The transactions comprise: the acquisition by Aspen of 50% of Strides’ Latin…

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Appointment of Alternate Director

Aspen has appointed Derek Thomas, BCom (Finance and Economics); BCom (Hons) (Economics); MCOM (Economics); MSc (Economics), as an alternate director to Pasco Dyani with effect from 6 February 2007. Since 2000, Derek has served as CEO of CEPPWAWU Investments (Pty) Ltd, a broad based black economic empowerment investment company (wholly owned by a Trust formed…

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Once-offs results in 235% increase in HEPS

Johannesburg – JSE listed Aspen (Apn), Africa’s largest pharmaceutical manufacturer, has announced impressive results for the financial year ended June 30, 2006. These are the first set of annual results reported under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). Headline earnings per share (HEPS) grew by 235 percent to 185.5 cents (144.7 cents). Revenue increased by 23…

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Aspen 3rd in FM 2006 Top Companies

Aspen was ranked third in the June 2006 Financial Mail Top Companies survey. Companies are ranked based on consistent performance for five years. Aspen wasn’t on the radar screen a few years ago; now it’s in third position and has a market capitalization in excess of R14 billion. Aspen’s share delivered a highly credible 112%…

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Dr. Judy Dlamini appointed chairman designate at Aspen

Dr Judy Dlamini will succeed Archie Aaron as chairman of the board of directors of Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Limited (“Aspen”) after Aspen’s annual general meeting of shareholders which is scheduled to take place in November 2007. Archie Aaron has decided to step down as chairman having served in this position since 1999. He will remain…

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Aspen to manufacture influenza medicine oseltamivir

Aspen (APN), South Africa’s largest listed pharmaceutical company, today announced that it has reached an agreement with Roche to produce a generic version of oseltamivir for Africa. This complements Roche’s continued efforts to increase and speed up availability of the medicine for world wide influenza pandemic planning. The agreement focuses on providing oseltamivir for pandemic…

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Aspen signs MOU for TB products

Johannesburg – JSE listed Aspen (APN) and Indian based Lupin Limited have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding for the establishment of a 50:50 joint venture for the development, manufacture and global marketing of selected anti-tuberculosis (TB) products. The JV will also investigate opportunities to enter the Malaria market. Stephen Saad, Aspen Group Chief Executive…

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