WATSON AND ANDRX AMEND MERGER AGREEMENT

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Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Andrx Corporation today announced that they have entered into an amendment to their March 12, 2006, definitive merger agreement pursuant to which, subject to certain conditions, the deadline to close the transaction has been extended from September 12, 2006 until November 13, 2006. The amendment will allow the parties additional time to confer with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), which has the right to review the merger under the provisions of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976.

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