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PharMerica Corporation Announces Wholesale Drug Distribution Agreement with Cardinal Health

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PharMerica Corporation (NYSE:PMC) , a national provider of institutional, specialty home infusion, hospital and oncology pharmacy services, today announced that it has entered into a new wholesale drug distribution agreement with Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE:CAH) , an Ohio-based health care services company.

The new agreement will take effect on April 1, 2015 and extend through June 2018. As part of the agreement, Cardinal Health will assume responsibility for the sourcing and distribution of branded and generic pharmaceuticals for PharMerica.

“We are pleased to announce this exciting new partnership, and we look forward to working closely with Cardinal Health,” said Greg Weishar, PharMerica Corporation’s Chief Executive Officer. “PharMerica is known for providing superior, high-quality pharmacy services and this partnership equips us to further drive service to our customers throughout the country.”

Weishar continued, “Like PharMerica, Cardinal Health is dedicated to supporting skilled nursing facilities, long term care facilities, assisted living facilities, hospitals and other institutional care settings, and its scale and expertise in sourcing and distribution will drive additional efficiencies and maximize PharMerica’s drug distribution processes.”

About PharMerica

PharMerica Corporation is a leading institutional pharmacy services company that services healthcare facilities in the United States, provides pharmacy management services to hospitals, specialty infusion services to patients outside a hospital setting, and offers the only national oncology pharmacy and care management platform in the United States. PharMerica operates 98 institutional pharmacies, 15 specialty infusion centers and 5 specialty oncology pharmacies in 45 states. PharMerica’s customers are institutional healthcare providers, such as skilled nursing facilities, nursing centers, assisted living facilities, hospitals, individuals receiving in-home care and other long-term alternative care providers.

Forward-looking Statements

This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, which reflect the Company’s current estimates, expectations and projections about its future results, performance, prospects and opportunities. Forward-looking statements include, among other matters, the information concerning the Company’s “guidance” and possible future results of operations and future potential acquisitions, the strength of the Company’s financial and operational performance during 2015, 2016 and beyond, the expected revenues from the specialty infusion and oncology businesses, including $400 million in specialty revenue by 2016, the Company’s plan to improve and refine its inventory management strategy, the Company’s ability to identify and consummate future acquisitions, the Company’s acquisition goal of $100 million in annualized revenues, the Company’s focus on competing aggressively for market share, the Company’s ability to deliver outstanding value to its shareholders, the Company’s continued pursuit of its strategic and operational initiatives including those focused on client retention driving scale and operating margins, the Company’s expectation to deliver improved financial results in 2015 and beyond and the Company’s ability to achieve organic growth and topline revenue growth. Forward-looking statements include statements that are not historical facts and can be identified by forward-looking words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “plan,” “may,” “should,” “will,” “would,” “project” and similar expressions. These forward-looking statements are based upon information currently available to us and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause the Company’s actual results, performance, prospects or opportunities to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause the Company’s actual results to differ materially from the results referred to in the forward-looking statements we make in this press release include our ability to consummate our strategic and operational initiatives, our ability to identify and consummate future acquisitions, the adequacy of our litigation-related reserves, and our ability to collect the receivables due from AmerisourceBergen under the terms of our prime vendor agreement, and those included in the Risk Factors section set forth in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC and in other reports, including Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC by the Company.

You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, all of which speak only as of the date of this press release. Except as required by law, we undertake no obligation to publicly update or release any revisions to these forward-looking statements to reflect any events or circumstances after the date of this press release or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. All subsequent written and oral forward-looking statements attributable to us or any person acting on the Company’s behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements contained or referred to in this press release and in the Risk Factors section set forth in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC and in other reports filed with the SEC by the Company.

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