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FOR RELEASE 3/22/2013, Friday

Bausch + Lomb Files Registration Statement for Proposed Initial Public Offering

ROCHESTER, NY – Bausch + Lomb, the global eye health company, today announced that it has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), through its holding company WP Prism, relating to the proposed initial public offering of its common stock.  The number of shares to be offered and the price range for the proposed offering have not yet been determined.

A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, but has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective. This news release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state in which such offer, sale or solicitation would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities law in any such state.

About Bausch + Lomb

Bausch + Lomb is a leading global eye health company that is solely focused on protecting, enhancing, and restoring people’s eyesight.  Our core businesses include ophthalmic pharmaceuticals, contact lenses and lens care products, and ophthalmic surgical devices and instruments.  We globally develop, manufacture and market one of the most comprehensive product portfolios in our industry, which are available in more than 100 countries.  Founded in 1853, our company is headquartered in Rochester, NY, and employs more than 11,000 people worldwide. 

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News Media Contacts:

Adam Grossberg   
Bausch + Lomb  
(973) 360-6439  or adam.grossberg@bausch.com

Carina Davidson
Abernathy MacGregor on behalf of Bausch + Lomb
(212) 371-5999 or ccd@abmac.com