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PLIVA Announces Approval for Azithromycin Tablets

PLIVA d.d. (“PLIVA”) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) has granted final approval for its Abbreviated New Drug Application (“ANDA”) for Azithromycin Tablets, 250 mg, 500 mg and 600 mg.

Azithromycin is the AB-rated generic equivalent of Pfizer Inc.’s Zithromax, an antibiotic indicated for the treatment of patients with mild to moderate infections caused by susceptible strains of bacteria. It is most often used to treat respiratory infections. Azithromycin can also be used to treat skin infections and some sexually transmitted diseases in adults.

The brand product, Zithromax tablets, has annual sales of over USD 1.6 billion.

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For additional information, please contact:

 Marija Mandić
 Executive Director Investor Relations
 & Corporate Communications 
 Tel: +385 1 6160 355, 6120 909 
 Fax: +385 1 6114 413
 E-mail: Marija.Mandic@pliva.com

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