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UPJOHN COMPLETES ACQUISITION OF PAKISTAN COMPANY

 UPJOHN COMPLETES ACQUISITION OF PAKISTAN COMPANY
 KALAMAZOO, Mich., March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The Upjohn Company


(NYSE: UPJ) announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Kurram Chemical Co. (Pvt) Limited, a subsidiary of Federal Chemical and Ceramic Corporation (Pvt) Limited, owned by the government of Pakistan. Upjohn entered into a licensing agreement with Kurram in June 1990. The purchase was a part of Pakistan's Privatization Program.
 Details of the agreement were not disclosed.
 "The decision to purchase Kurram fits into our corporate strategy of expanding our businesses in selected geographic areas around the world," said Fernando A. Leal, vice president for Pacific and Latin American pharmaceutical operations. "This will strengthen our position in an important and growing market."
 The Upjohn Company is a worldwide, research-based provider of human health care products, animal health products, agronomic and vegetable seeds and specialty chemicals. Headquartered in Kalamazoo, the company has been dedicated to improving health and nutrition for more than a century.
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 /CONTACT: Thomas M. VanderMolen of The Upjohn Company, 616-323-6386/
 (UPJ) CO: The Upjohn Company; Kurram Chemical Co. (Pvt) Limited ST: Michigan IN: MTC SU: TNM


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