15 DEC 2021

UDG Healthcare CEO steps down and moves to non-executive role with CD&R

Dublin, 15 December 2021: Following the conclusion of the acquisition of UDG Healthcare plc (“UDG”) by Clayton Dublier & Rice (“CD&R”), Brendan McAtamney has today announced he will step down from his role as CEO of UDG Healthcare with immediate effect.

The acquisition, which closed in August this year, delivered £10.80p per share equating to £2.8bn returned to shareholders in an all-cash deal.

CD&R are pleased to confirm that Mr. McAtamney will continue in a non-executive capacity with both of UDG Healthcare’s two divisions. Ashfield, a global healthcare services business will combine with an existing CD&R portfolio company, Huntsworth, to create a global leader in advisory, marketing, public relations and medical communications. Sharp, a global leader in contract packaging, clinical, manufacturing and technology services business will run separately.

Brendan McAtamney, CEO of UDG Healthcare since 2015 said “I am honored to have led UDG over the last six years and am thankful to have been supported by enormously talented colleagues across the globe. Over the years, collectively, we have generated excellent value for our shareholders but most importantly we have helped our clients provide innovative solutions to our shared patients. I firmly believe UDG Healthcare, and its divisions of Ashfield and Sharp, have a very exciting future under the new ownership of CD&R and I look forward to supporting in a non-executive capacity.”

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