Lonza to Refinance Revolting Credit Facility

June 16,2011 Basel, Switzerland

Lonza today announced that it has launched the refinancing of its existing CHF 500,000,000 revolving credit facility signed on December 2006 and for general corporate purposes.

Lonza has mandated Citigroup Global Markets Limited and Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft as Mandated Lead Arrangers and Bookrunners to arrange on its behalf CHF 600,000,000 Syndicated Revolving Credit Facility.


About Lonza

Lonza is one of the world's leading suppliers to the pharmaceutical, healthcare and life science industries. Products and services span its customers’ needs from research to final product manufacture. It is the global leader in the production and support of active pharmaceutical ingredients both chemically as well as biotechnologically. Biopharmaceuticals are one of the key growth drivers of the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Lonza has strong capabilities in large and small molecules, peptides, amino acids and niche bioproducts which play an important role in the development of novel medicines and healthcare products. In addition, Lonza is a leader in cell-based research, endotoxin detection and cell therapy manufacturing. Furthermore, the company is a leading provider of value chemical and biotech ingredients to the nutrition, hygiene, preservation, agro and personal care markets.

Lonza is headquartered in Basel, Switzerland and is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange. In 2010, the company had sales of CHF 2.680 billion. Further information can be found at http://www.lonza.com.

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