IMS Announces Anticipated Closing Date of Merger with Affiliates of TPG and CPP Investment Board





 
IMS Health, the world’s leading provider of market intelligence to the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries, announced that it expects to close the merger providing for its acquisition by entities created by certain affiliates of TPG Capital, L.P. (“TPG”) and the CPP Investment Board (“CPPIB”) by the end of February 2010.

The consummation of the merger remains subject to the satisfaction or waiver of certain closing conditions set forth in the merger agreement and discussed in detail in the Definitive Proxy Statement on Schedule 14A filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission by IMS Health on December 29, 2009.

If the merger closes as expected by the end of February 2010, IMS Health will not declare a first-quarter 2010 dividend to its stockholders of record.

About IMS Health

Operating in more than 100 countries, IMS Health is the world’s leading provider of market intelligence to the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. With $2.2 billion in 2009 revenue and more than 55 years of industry experience, IMS Health offers leading-edge market intelligence products and services that are integral to clients’ day-to-day operations, including product and portfolio management capabilities; commercial effectiveness innovations; managed care and consumer health offerings; and consulting and services solutions that improve productivity and the delivery of quality healthcare worldwide. Additional information is available at http://www.imshealth.com .