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R.P. SCHERER APPOINTS JACOBS AS DIRECTOR OF ITS NORTH AMERICAN COSMETICS DIVISION

 TROY, Mich., July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- R.P. Scherer (NYSE: SHR) announced the appointment of Alan Jacobs as director of its North American Cosmetics Division. Jacobs will be responsible for defining Scherer's strategic focus and for implementing the division's growth strategy in the United States and Canada. In addition, Jacobs, along with Monique de Rovinsky, who was appointed in February to head up the company's recently formed European Cosmetic Division, will be responsible for coordinating R.P. Scherer's relationship with the major multinational companies in the cosmetic industry.
 According to Herbert Hugill, president of R.P. Scherer North America, "Alan brings a solid cosmetic industry background to R.P. Scherer with his 18 years' cosmetic industry experience including senior management assignments at Parlux Fragrances, H2O Plus, Orlane and DuCair Tsumura and will provide the leadership required to continue the current growth trend of our Cosmetics Division."
 R.P. Scherer Corporation, an international developer and manufacturer of drug delivery systems, is the world's largest producer of soft gelatin capsules ("softgels"). The company is currently developing and commercializing advanced drug delivery systems, including SCHERERSOL(TM), ZYDIS(R) and PULSINCAP(TM) technologies. The company is also the leader in providing Cosmecaps(TM) (cosmetic unit dose softgels) to the cosmetic industry. The company operates 16 facilities in 11 countries.
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 /CONTACT: Nicole Williams, executive vice president and CFO, R.P. Scherer Corporation, 313-649-0900/
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