Company Statement: Teva Reaches Agreement with State of Oklahoma to Resolve State’s Claims Against the Company

PARSIPPANY, N.J. & JERUSALEM–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Teva Pharmaceuticals USA and related affiliates of Teva Pharmaceutical
Industries Ltd. (NYSE and TASE: TEVA), and the state of Oklahoma, have
entered into an agreement for a one-time payment of $85 million to the
state. The settlement resolves the state’s claims against Teva.

The settlement does not establish any wrongdoing on the part of the
company; Teva has not contributed to the abuse of opioids in Oklahoma in
any way.

The company has resolved this matter in a way that benefits the people
who have suffered from abuse of opioids and to help stop the effects of
the opioid crisis. Teva continues to keep the long-term stability of the
company at the forefront.

Teva remains focused on its future as a leader in creating access to
life saving medications like the company’s recent final approval for the
first generic naloxone spray, which is widely recognized as an essential
lifesaving medication to combat opioid abuse.

While the company has long stated that the courtroom is not a place to
address the crisis, Teva is pleased to put the Oklahoma case behind it
and remains prepared to vigorously defend claims against the company,
including the upcoming federal court trial in Cleveland where the
majority of the cases are pending.

The state will allocate the payment made by Teva at its discretion
including for payment of its fees and costs in connection with this

Teva recognizes the devastating impact to communities across the U.S. as
a result of illegal drug use and the misuse and abuse of opioids that
are available legally by prescription. Teva continues to advocate for
collaborative solutions throughout the country.

About Teva

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NYSE and TASE: TEVA) has been
developing and producing medicines to improve people’s lives for more
than a century. We are a global leader in generic and specialty
medicines with a portfolio consisting of over 35,000 products in nearly
every therapeutic area. Around 200 million people around the world take
a Teva medicine every day, and are served by one of the largest and most
complex supply chains in the pharmaceutical industry. Along with our
established presence in generics, we have significant innovative
research and operations supporting our growing portfolio of specialty
and biopharmaceutical products. Learn more at

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are based on management’s current beliefs and expectations and are
subject to substantial risks and uncertainties, both known and unknown,
that could cause our future results, performance or achievements to
differ significantly from that expressed or implied by such
forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause or
contribute to such differences include risks relating to:

  • our ability to successfully resolve outstanding claims relating to
    the US opioid crisis;
  • our ability to successfully compete in the marketplace, including:
    that we are substantially dependent on our generic products;
    competition for our specialty products, especially COPAXONE®, our
    leading medicine, which faces competition from existing and potential
    additional generic versions and orally-administered alternatives; the
    uncertainty of commercial success of AJOVY® or AUSTEDO®; competition
    from companies with greater resources and capabilities; efforts of
    pharmaceutical companies to limit the use of generics, including
    through legislation and regulations; consolidation of our customer
    base and commercial alliances among our customers; the increase in the
    number of competitors targeting generic opportunities and seeking U.S.
    market exclusivity for generic versions of significant products; price
    erosion relating to our products, both from competing products and
    increased regulation; delays in launches of new products and our
    ability to achieve expected results from investments in our product
    pipeline; our ability to take advantage of high-value opportunities;
    the difficulty and expense of obtaining licenses to proprietary
    technologies; and the effectiveness of our patents and other measures
    to protect our intellectual property rights;
  • our substantial indebtedness, which may limit our ability to incur
    additional indebtedness, engage in additional transactions or make new
    investments, may result in a further downgrade of our credit ratings;
    and our inability to raise debt or borrow funds in amounts or on terms
    that are favorable to us;
  • our business and operations in general, including: failure to
    effectively execute our restructuring plan announced in December 2017;
    uncertainties related to, and failure to achieve, the potential
    benefits and success of our new senior management team and
    organizational structure; harm to our pipeline of future products due
    to the ongoing review of our R&D programs; our ability to develop and
    commercialize additional pharmaceutical products; potential additional
    adverse consequences following our resolution with the U.S. government
    of our FCPA investigation; compliance with sanctions and other trade
    control laws; manufacturing or quality control problems, which may
    damage our reputation for quality production and require costly
    remediation; interruptions in our supply chain; disruptions of our or
    third party information technology systems or breaches of our data
    security; the failure to recruit or retain key personnel; variations
    in intellectual property laws that may adversely affect our ability to
    manufacture our products; challenges associated with conducting
    business globally, including adverse effects of political or economic
    instability, major hostilities or terrorism; significant sales to a
    limited number of customers in our U.S. market; our ability to
    successfully bid for suitable acquisition targets or licensing
    opportunities, or to consummate and integrate acquisitions; and our
    prospects and opportunities for growth if we sell assets;
  • compliance, regulatory and litigation matters, including: costs and
    delays resulting from the extensive governmental regulation to which
    we are subject; the effects of reforms in healthcare regulation and
    reductions in pharmaceutical pricing, reimbursement and coverage;
    governmental investigations into selling and marketing practices;
    potential liability for patent infringement; product liability claims;
    increased government scrutiny of our patent settlement agreements;
    failure to comply with complex Medicare and Medicaid reporting and
    payment obligations; and environmental risks;
  • other financial and economic risks, including: our exposure to
    currency fluctuations and restrictions as well as credit risks;
    potential impairments of our intangible assets; potential significant
    increases in tax liabilities; and the effect on our overall effective
    tax rate of the termination or expiration of governmental programs or
    tax benefits, or of a change in our business;

and other factors discussed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the
year ended December 31, 2018, including the sections thereof captioned
“Risk Factors.” Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on
which they are made, and we assume no obligation to update or revise any
forward-looking statements or other information contained herein,
whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. You
are cautioned not to put undue reliance on these forward-looking


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