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FOR RELEASE 3/11/2011, Friday

Bausch + Lomb Activates Relief Aid to Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster in Japan

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Bausch + Lomb, the global eye health company, announced today that it is activating a relief support plan in response to the earthquake and tsunami disaster affecting Japan.

"Our colleagues on the ground in Japan and in our headquarters here in the U.S. are assessing needs and will be collaborating with relief efforts to determine how we can be of greatest assistance with expertise, products, or other forms of assistance," said CEO Brent Saunders. "As a company with more than 30 years of eye health experience in Japan, we are committed to helping to respond to this enormous natural disaster."

Saunders also stated that the company was assessing impacts of the disaster on its own employees in Japan, and would be stepping in to provide them and their communities with assistance should it be needed. "We are prepared to help immediately if help is needed by our own people," said Saunders.

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About Bausch + Lomb
Bausch + Lomb is one of the best-known and most respected healthcare companies in the world. Its core businesses include contact lenses and lens care products, ophthalmic surgical devices and instruments, and ophthalmic pharmaceuticals. Founded in 1853, the company is headquartered in Rochester, N.Y., and employs more than 10,000 people worldwide. Its products are available in more than 100 countries. More information is available at www.bausch.com.