Impax Comments On Recent Stock Trading

January 15, 2009

HAYWARD, Calif., January 15, 2009 – IMPAX Laboratories, Inc. has received several inquiries concerning reports of transactions in its common stock in the OTC market.  Although the Company’s registration statement on Form 10 became effective on December 9, 2008, market makers are not yet permitted to publish quotations for the Company’s stock and will not be permitted to do so until their applications have been approved by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).  The Company understands that FINRA will not approve the applications of market makers until all SEC comments involving the Form 10 registration statement have been resolved, and there remain pending before the SEC several comments concerning the Company’s request for confidential treatment of certain portions of its contracts filed as exhibits to the registration statement.   However, while market-making activities have not yet resumed, broker-dealers have since December 9 been permitted to effect transactions in the Company’s stock.  The Company understands that the transactions recently reported are the so-called “grey market” and the result of private negotiations between broker-dealers.

About IMPAX Laboratories, Inc.
IMPAX Laboratories, Inc. is a technology based specialty pharmaceutical company applying its formulation expertise and drug delivery technology to the development of controlled-release and specialty generics in addition to the development of branded products. IMPAX markets its generic products through its Global Pharmaceuticals division and markets its branded products through the IMPAX Pharmaceuticals division. Additionally, where strategically appropriate, IMPAX has developed marketing partnerships to fully leverage its technology platform. IMPAX Laboratories is headquartered in Hayward, California, and has a full range of capabilities in its Hayward and Philadelphia facilities. For more information, please visit the Company's Web site at:

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To the extent any statements made in this news release contain information that is not historical, these statements are forward-looking in nature and express the beliefs and expectations of management. Such statements are based on current expectations and involve a number of known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause IMPAX's future results, performance or achievements to differ significantly from the results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, possible adverse effects resulting from the delisting of and suspension of trading in IMPAX's stock, IMPAX’s failure to file any periodic reports subsequent to its quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2004, the SEC’s revocation of the registration of IMPAX’s common stock under section 12 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the actual time that will be required to,file a registration statement on Form 10 with respect to such stock, IMPAX's ability to obtain sufficient capital to fund its operations, the difficulty of predicting FDA filings and approvals, consumer acceptance and demand for new pharmaceutical products, the impact of competitive products and pricing, IMPAX's ability to successfully develop and commercialize pharmaceutical products, IMPAX's reliance on key strategic alliances, the uncertainty of patent litigation, the availability of raw materials, the regulatory environment, dependence on patent and other protection for innovative products, exposure to product liability claims, fluctuations in operating results and other risks detailed from time to time in IMPAX's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Forward-looking statements speak only as to the date on which they are made, and IMPAX undertakes no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statement, regardless of whether new information becomes available, future developments occur or otherwise.

Company Contacts:

IMPAX Laboratories, Inc.
Larry Hsu, Ph.D. President & CEO
(510) 476-2000, Ext. 1111
Arthur A. Koch, Jr., Sr. VP ; CFO
(215) 933-0351
Mark Donohue, Sr. Director Investor Relations
(215) 933-3526