Janet S. Vergis Appointed to Impax Laboratories Board of Directors

October 08, 2015

HAYWARD, Calif., Oct. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Impax Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ: IPXL) announced today that Janet S. Vergis has been appointed to the Company's Board of Directors effective as of October 7, 2015. Ms. Vergis currently serves as an executive advisor to private equity firms and has more than 27 years of pharmaceutical experience.

Robert L. Burr, Chairman of the Board of Impax Laboratories, commented, "We are delighted that Janet Vergis will be joining the Board as she brings an extensive background in pharmaceutical research and development, new product development, and sales and marketing. Our Board is looking forward to the perspective Janet will provide related to our strategy and operations."

Ms. Vergis has served as an executive advisor for private equity firms since 2013, where she identifies and evaluates healthcare investment opportunities. She is currently retained in that capacity by Water Street Healthcare Partners, LLC, and by Deerfield Management and previously served as an executive in residence advisor at Warburg Pincus, LLC.

Prior to her advisory roles, she was the Chief Executive Officer of OraPharma, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company dedicated to oral health, where she led that company's successful turnaround and subsequent sale to Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.

Prior to joining OraPharma, she spent more than 21 years with Johnson and Johnson (JNJ) and its subsidiaries where she served in various positions of increasing responsibility in executive leadership including as President of Janssen Pharmaceuticals, McNeil Pediatrics and Ortho-McNeil Neurologics. During her time at JNJ and its subsidiaries, she gained significant experience in research and development, new product development and sales and marketing.

Since May 2014, Ms. Vergis has been on the board of directors of Church and Dwight Co., Inc., a consumer products company. Ms. Vergis previously served as a member of the board of directors of Lumara Health (formerly K-V Pharmaceutical Company), a specialty branded pharmaceutical company from 2013 to 2014, and of OraPharma from 2011 to 2012.

Ms. Vergis earned a B.S. degree in Biology and an M.S. degree in Physiology from The Pennsylvania State University.

About Impax Laboratories, Inc.
Impax Laboratories, Inc. (Impax) is a 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 central nervous system disorder branded products. Impax markets its generic products through its Impax Generics division and markets its branded products through its Impax Specialty Pharma division. Additionally, where strategically appropriate, Impax develops marketing partnerships to fully leverage its technology platforms and pursues partnership opportunities that offer alternative dosage form technologies, such as injectables, nasal sprays, inhalers, patches, creams and ointments. For more information, please visit the Company's Web site at: www.impaxlabs.com.

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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 the Company'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: fluctuations in revenues and operating income; the Company's ability to successfully develop and commercialize pharmaceutical products in a timely manner; reductions or loss of business with any significant customer; the substantial portion of the Company's total revenues derived from sales of a limited number of products; the impact of consolidation of the Company's customer base; the impact of competition; the Company's ability to sustain profitability and positive cash flows; any delays or unanticipated expenses in connection with the operation of the Company's manufacturing facilities; the effect of foreign economic, political, legal, and other risks on the Company's operations abroad; the uncertainty of patent litigation and other legal proceedings; the increased government scrutiny on the Company's agreements with brand pharmaceutical companies; product development risks and the difficulty of predicting FDA filings and approvals; consumer acceptance and demand for new pharmaceutical products; the impact of market perceptions of the Company and the safety and quality of the Company's products; the Company's determinations to discontinue the manufacture and distribution of certain products; the Company's ability to achieve returns on its investments in research and development activities; changes to FDA approval requirements ; the Company's ability to successfully conduct clinical trials; the Company's reliance on third parties to conduct clinical trials and testing; the Company's lack of a license partner for commercialization of IPX066 outside of the United States; impact of illegal distribution and sale by third parties of counterfeits or stolen products; the availability of raw materials and impact of interruptions in the Company's supply chain; the Company's policies regarding returns, allowances and chargebacks; the use of controlled substances in the Company's products; the effect of current economic conditions on the Company's  industry, business, results of operations and financial condition; disruptions or failures in the Company's information technology systems and network infrastructure caused by third party breaches or other events; the Company's reliance on alliance and collaboration agreements; the Company's reliance on licenses to proprietary technologies; the Company's dependence on certain employees; the Company's ability to comply with legal and regulatory requirements governing the healthcare industry; the regulatory environment; the effect of certain provisions in the Company's government contracts; the Company's ability to protect its intellectual property; exposure to product liability claims; risks relating to goodwill and intangibles; changes in tax regulations; the Company's ability to manage growth, including through potential acquisitions and investments;  the integration of the acquired business of Tower Holdings, Inc. and Lineage Therapeutics Inc. by the Company being more difficult, time-consuming or costly than expected, operating costs, customer loss and business disruption (including, without limitation, difficulties in maintaining relationships with employees, customers, clients or suppliers) being greater than expected following the acquisition, the retention of certain key employees of the acquired business being difficult, the Company's and the acquired business's expected or targeted future financial and operating performance and results, the combined company's capacity to bring new products to market, and the possibility that the Company may be unable to achieve expected synergies and operating efficiencies in connection with the acquisition within the expected time-frames or at all, the restrictions imposed by the Company's credit facility and indenture; the Company's level of indebtedness and liabilities and the  potential impact  on cash flow available for operations; uncertainties involved in the preparation of the Company's financial statements; the Company's ability to maintain an effective system of internal control over financial reporting; the effect of terrorist attacks on the Company's business; the location of the Company's manufacturing and research and development facilities near earthquake fault lines; expansion of social media platforms and other risks described in the Company's periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Forward-looking statements speak only as to the date on which they are made, and the Company 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:                                          
Mark Donohue
Investor Relations and Corporate Communications        
(215) 558-4526                                                     
www.impaxlabs.com

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