Exhibit 99.1

 

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Warner Chilcott Reports Operating Results for the Quarter and Year Ended December 31, 2011

Revenue Growth in Several Key Promoted Products, Lower SG&A and Interest Expenses, Drive Growth in Cash Net Income

DUBLIN, Ireland, February 24, 2012 – Warner Chilcott plc (NASDAQ: WCRX) today announced its results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2011. Our results of operations in the quarter ended December 31, 2011 as compared to the prior year quarter were impacted by several important transactions. In 2011, these transactions included the refinancing of our senior secured indebtedness and the restructuring of certain of our Western European operations. In the prior year quarter, we acquired Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation’s (“Novartis”) U.S. rights to ENABLEX in October 2010 (the “ENABLEX Acquisition”).

Total revenue in the quarter ended December 31, 2011 was $646 million, a decrease of $48 million, or 7%, compared to the quarter ended December 31, 2010. The decrease in revenues as compared to the prior year quarter was driven in large part by the expected decrease in total ACTONEL revenues, primarily due to the loss of exclusivity in Western Europe beginning in the fourth quarter of 2010. The decrease was offset, in part, by net sales growth in certain other products, primarily LO LOESTRIN FE, DORYX, ATELVIA, ESTRACE Cream and ASACOL. Combined, net sales of these products increased $50 million, or 20%, compared to the prior year quarter.

We reported GAAP net income of $90 million, or $0.36 per diluted share, in the quarter ended December 31, 2011, compared with GAAP net income of $15 million, or $0.06 per diluted share, in the prior year quarter. Cash net income (or CNI, as defined below) in the quarter ended December 31, 2011 was $241 million, an increase of $36 million, or 17%, compared to the prior year quarter.

References in this press release to “cash net income” or “CNI” mean our net income adjusted for the after-tax effects of two non-cash items: amortization (including impairments, if any) of intangible assets and amortization (including write-offs, if any) of deferred loan costs related to our debt. Adjusted CNI represents CNI as further adjusted to exclude certain after-tax impacts from the Western European restructuring, the repurposing of our Manati facility, our acquisition of the global branded prescription pharmaceuticals business (“PGP”) from The Procter & Gamble Company (“P&G”) in October 2009 (the “PGP Acquisition”), our termination of our exclusive license to distribute LEO Pharma A/S’s (“LEO”) DOVONEX, TACLONEX and pipeline dermatology products in the U.S. and sale of certain related assets to LEO for $1,000 million in cash in September 2009 (the “LEO Transaction”) and the reversal of a contingent liability relating to the termination of a contract. Reconciliations from our reported results in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles in the U.S. (“GAAP”) to CNI, adjusted CNI and adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (“Adjusted EBITDA”) for all periods presented are included in the tables at the end of this press release.

Strategic Initiatives

Western European Restructuring and Repurposing of the Manati Facility

In April 2011, we announced a plan to restructure our operations to move to a wholesale distribution model and minimize our operational costs in Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. The implementation of the restructuring plan impacts approximately 500 employees in total and we expect to complete the restructuring as planned in 2012. In April 2011, we also announced a plan to repurpose our Manati facility, which now serves primarily as a warehouse and distribution center.

In the quarter ended December 31, 2011, no restructuring or repurposing costs were recorded. In the year ended December 31, 2011, we recorded costs of $104 million ($99 million, net of tax) as a result of the Western European restructuring, which were included as a component of restructuring costs in our condensed consolidated statement of operations. In addition, we recorded $31 million of expenses related to the repurposing of our Manati facility ($31 million, net of tax), which were included as a component of cost of sales. In computing adjusted CNI for the year ended December 31, 2011, we added back to CNI the after tax impact of the restructuring and repurposing costs.

 

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The following information was filed by Warner Chilcott Plc (WCRX) on Friday, February 24, 2012 as an 8K 2.02 statement, which is an earnings press release pertaining to results of operations and financial condition. It may be helpful to assess the quality of management by comparing the information in the press release to the information in the accompanying 10-K Annual Report statement of earnings and operation as management may choose to highlight particular information in the press release.

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