Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX and TSX: VRX) (“Valeant” or the “Company”) has announced it put in notice to pay down an additional $125 million of its senior secured term loans, using cash on hand. When the debt is repaid later this week, the Company will exceed its August 2016 commitment to pay down $5 billion in debt from divestiture proceeds and free cash flow ahead of its previously stated timing of February 2018.
“Due to strong operating cash flow, we are able to reduce our debt by an additional $125 million. This means we will not only surpass our goal of paying down $5 billion of debt, but also will exceed it earlier than our initially committed February 2018 timeframe,” said Joseph C. Papa, chairman and CEO, Valeant. “We will continue to work on reducing our debt and executing on our strategy of investing in our core businesses that will drive growth and where we believe we can make the biggest impact on the lives of patients.”
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE/TSX:VRX) is a multinational specialty pharmaceutical company that develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of pharmaceutical products primarily in the areas of dermatology, gastrointestinal disorders, eye health, neurology and branded generics. More information about Valeant can be found at www.valeant.com.