Avara Pharmaceutical Services Acquires Reims, France Manufacturing and Distribution Facility from AstraZeneca

10/7/17

Timothy C. Tyson

Avara Pharmaceutical Services has signed and closed on an agreement with AstraZeneca to acquire the Reims, France manufacturing and distribution facility. "This key acquisition is another important component of our strategic plan that further expands our services," stated Timothy C. Tyson, Chairman and CEO.

Avara Pharmaceutical Services is a state-of-the-art contract manufacturing and technical services organization providing both API formulation and manufacturing, along with secondary formulation, manufacturing, packaging and distribution of small molecule drugs, including highly potent compounds. Avara has secondary manufacturing technologies including granulation, coating, blending, encapsulation, compression and drying of tablets and capsules. Avara also has secondary sterile manufacturing capability in the Liscate site.

Welcoming the Reims team to Avara Pharmaceutical Services, the company now has eight sites: three in the US, including the corporate HQ's; one in Puerto Rico; one in the UK; one in Ireland; one in Italyand this new additional site in France.

1. Norwalk, CT (USA) - Corporate HQ 2. Arecibo, Puerto Rico -Development, Secondary manufacturing and packaging 3. Shannon, Ireland - Development and API formulation and manufacturing 4. Norman, OK (USA) -Development and Secondary manufacturing and packaging 5. Avlon, United Kingdom –Development and API formulation and manufacturing 6. Liscate, Italy-Development and Sterile Manufacturing 7. Aiken, South Carolina–Secondary manufacturing and packaging 8. Reims, France – Development and Secondary manufacturing, packaging and distribution

"With rapid expansion and integration set for 2017-2018, we continue, with great confidence, to build a pharmaceutical services company with complementary offerings in key regions to serve the rapidly growing market. Each site has significant professional experience, state of the art capability and a long history of delivering high quality pharmaceuticals that meet or exceed customer expectations and regulatory requirements in every major market around the world. The people who are a part of the Avara team are the key to our long-term success," said Tyson.

About Avara

Avara Pharmaceutical Services, Inc., based in Norwalk, Connecticut is an international pharmaceutical services company that delivers world-class contract manufacturing and technical services to the pharmaceutical industry. Avara has development and primary and secondary manufacturing facilities in North America and Europe and supplies products to all major markets around the world. Avara's broad experience with supply chain, commercialization, product launch and product transfer allows us to sustain exemplary levels of product quality and regulatory compliance. The company is known to exceed customer service level expectations and consistently deliver on time, in full at a fair price. For more information, please visit our website at www.avara.com.

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