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Perrigo is a leading global consumer-focused self-care company. Our vision is to make lives better by bringing “Quality, Affordable Self-Care Products” that consumers trust everywhere they are sold. The Company is a leading provider of health and wellness solutions that enhance individual well-being by empowering consumers to proactively prevent or treat conditions that can be self-managed.

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Perrigo Company Extends Share Repurchase Program

The Perrigo Company (NASDAQ: PRGO) today announced that its Board of Directors has authorized the repurchase of an additional $20 million of the Company's common stock under its ongoing share repurchase program. As of October 21, 2003, Perrigo had 69,872,968 common shares outstanding.

Under share repurchase authorizations since November 2000, Perrigo has repurchased approximately six million shares at a cost of approximately $67 million.

Perrigo Company is the nation's largest manufacturer of over-the-counter (non-prescription) pharmaceutical and nutritional products sold by supermarket, drug, and mass merchandise chains under their own labels. The Company's products include over-the-counter pharmaceuticals such as analgesics, cough and cold remedies, gastrointestinal, and feminine hygiene products, and nutritional products, such as vitamins, nutritional supplements and nutritional drinks. Visit Perrigo on the Internet ( ).

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