ACETO Expands Specialty Chemicals Business in Europe

Thu Dec 12, 2013 6:59am EST

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PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y., Dec. 12, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ACETO Corporation (Nasdaq:ACET), a global leader in the marketing, sale and distribution of products for Human Health, Pharmaceutical Ingredients and Performance Chemicals, today announced that its wholly-owned French subsidiary, Aceto France SAS, acquired Inter'actifs, a distributor of ingredients to the cosmetics and personal care industries. Cécile Nayl, President of Inter'actifs, will be joining ACETO as Director, Cosmetics and Personal Care Products-Europe. Commenting on the transaction, ACETO CEO Salvatore Guccione stated, "While small in size, this strategic investment will expand the scope of our Specialty Chemicals business in Europe. We are thrilled to have Cécile and her team join ACETO."

CIM Partners acted as M&A advisor to Inter'actifs in the transaction.

ABOUT ACETO

ACETO Corporation, incorporated in 1947, is a global leader in the marketing, sale and distribution of products for Human Health (finished dosage form generics and nutraceutical products), Pharmaceutical Ingredients (pharmaceutical intermediates and active pharmaceutical ingredients) and Performance Chemicals (specialty chemicals and agricultural protection products). With business operations in nine countries, ACETO distributes over 1,100 chemical compounds used principally as finished products or raw materials in the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, agricultural, coatings and industrial chemical industries. ACETO's global operations, including a staff of 25 in China and 12 in India, are distinctive in the industry and enable its worldwide sourcing and regulatory capabilities.

This news release contains forward-looking statements as that term is defined in the federal securities laws. To the extent any statements made in this news release contain information that is not historical, these statements are essentially forward-looking and as such, are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are beyond the control of the Company, which could cause actual results and outcomes to differ materially from those expressed herein. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those set forth or implied by any forward-looking statement include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties discussed in ACETO's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to, ACETO's Annual Report or Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013 and other filings. Copies of these filings are available at www.sec.gov. ACETO undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether from new information, future events or otherwise.

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