Press Release

Statement by Minister Power regarding shares in United Drug Limited

Mr Sean Power, T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Health and Children has today, 30 August 2005, confirmed that he did hold shares in United Drug Limited.

The ownership of these shares was made public by the Minister in a declaration of interest for the year 2004.

The shares were disposed of in January 2005 and Minister Power no longer holds any interest in the Company.