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BIO-TECHNOLOGY GENERAL CORP. APPOINTS MATTHEW P. PAZARYNA SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, FINANCE

 NEW YORK, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Bio-Technology General Corp. (BTG) (NASDAQ: BTGC) today announced the appointment of Matthew P. Pazaryna to the position of senior vice president, finance.
 Mr. Pazaryna brings to BTG over 25 years of experience in finance with Johnson & Johnson and several of its subsidiaries including Ortho Pharmaceutical Corporation and Ortho Diagnostic Systems Inc. From 1980 to 1990 he was group controller of Johnson & Johnson International, an $800 million worldwide business of professional and consumer healthcare products. From 1990, Mr. Pazaryna held the position of vice president and chief financial officer of Advanced Care Products Company, a pharmaceutical and diagnostics unit of Johnson & Johnson.
 Commenting on the appointment, Sim Fass, president and chief executive officer of Bio-Technology General Corp., stated, "We are fortunate to have Mr. Pazaryna and his years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. He will be an important addition to our management team. Mr. Pazaryna will oversee the financial operations of the company and will assist in maximizing the success of our product portfolio. Our recent merger with Gynex Pharmaceuticals Inc., which resulted in an expanded product portfolio, and our increasing level of product sales have prompted the need for additional financial expertise. We look forward to the positive contribution Mr. Pazaryna will make to BTG."
 Bio-Technology General Corp. develops, manufactures and markets genetically engineered and other pharmaceutical products for human and animal healthcare.
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 /CONTACT: Leah Berkovits of Bio-Technology General Corp., 212-239-0450, or (investors) Don Weinberger of Strategic Growth International, 212-826-9622, or Anthony Russo of Noonan/Russo Communications, 212-696-4455/
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