Bausch Health's Bausch + Lomb Announces Completion of the Acquisition of XIIDRA(R)

LAVAL, QC / ACCESSWIRE / September 29, 2023 / Bausch + Lomb Corporation ("Bausch + Lomb") (NYSE/TSX:BLCO), a subsidiary of Bausch Health Companies Inc. (the "Company" or "Bausch Health") (NYSE/TSX:BHC), today announced it has completed its acquisition of XIIDRA® (lifitegrast ophthalmic solution) 5%, a non-steroid eye drop specifically approved to treat the signs and symptoms of dry eye disease focusing on inflammation associated with dry eye, and certain other ophthalmology assets.

Under the terms of the agreement, Bausch + Lomb, through an affiliate, acquired XIIDRA® and the other ophthalmology assets from Novartis for up to $2.5 billion, including an upfront payment of $1.75 billion in cash with potential milestone obligations of up to $750 million based on sales thresholds and pipeline commercialization. Bausch + Lomb also acquired the sales force supporting XIIDRA®. Bausch + Lomb funded the acquisition with the previously announced offering of $1.4 billion aggregate principal amount of 8.375% senior secured notes due 2028 ("Notes") and $500 million of new term B loans under an incremental term loan facility ("Term Loan Facility"). The issuance of the Notes and the closing of the Term Loan Facility occurred substantially concurrently with the closing of the acquisition.

About Bausch Health
Bausch Health Companies Inc. (NYSE/TSX:BHC) is a global diversified pharmaceutical company whose mission is to improve people's lives with our health care products. We develop, manufacture and market a range of products primarily in gastroenterology, hepatology, neurology, dermatology, international pharmaceuticals and eye health, through our controlling interest in Bausch + Lomb Corporation. With our leading durable brands, we are delivering on our commitments as we build an innovative company dedicated to advancing global health. For more information, visit and connect with us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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SOURCE: Bausch Health Companies Inc.

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