Forest Laboratories Files Investor Presentation

Forest Laboratories Files Investor Presentation

Forest Laboratories, Inc.Frank J. MurdoloVice President - Investor Relations1-212-224-6714orSard Verbinnen & CoHugh Burns/Renee Soto/Lesley Bogdanow1-212-687-8080orMacKenzie PartnersDan Burch, 1-212-929-5748orCharlie Koons, 1-212-929-5708

Forest Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: FRX) (“Forest”) today announced that the Company has filed a presentation with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) in connection with its Annual Meeting of Shareholders to be held on August 15, 2012. The presentation is available at and on the SEC’s website, .

The presentation outlines important facts for shareholders to consider in connection with the upcoming director elections at the Annual Meeting. Forest has:

Forest’s nominees, which include five new independent directors elected in the last six years, have diverse and complementary backgrounds spanning a wide range of disciplines, including medicine, law, business, accounting and finance. With an effective balance of leadership continuity and fresh perspectives, the Company is confident that its Board possesses the right skills and expertise to sustain the momentum behind its late-stage pipeline and promising new products to ensure they reach their maximum potential.

Forest urges shareholders to vote the WHITE card they have received from Forest and to vote “FOR ALL” 10 of Forest’s nominees to its Board of Directors. Shareholders can vote by telephone, Internet or by signing, dating and returning the Company’s WHITE proxy card. Forest urges shareholders NOT to sign any proxy card sent to them by the Icahn Group. Even a withhold vote for Icahn’s nominees on Mr. Icahn’s proxy card will cancel any previous proxy submitted by shareholders that voted “FOR ALL” the Company’s nominees.

Except for the historical information contained herein, this document contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties, including the difficulty of predicting FDA approvals, the acceptance and demand for new pharmaceutical products, the impact of competitive products and pricing, the timely development and launch of new products, and the risk factors listed from time to time in Forest Laboratories’ Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and any subsequent SEC filings.

Non-GAAP disclosures can be found in Slide 39 of Forest’s July 24, 2012 Investor Presentation.

Forest Laboratories, its directors, director nominees and certain of its executive officers may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from Forest shareholders in connection with the matters to be considered at Forest Laboratories’ 2012 Annual Meeting. Forest Laboratories has filed its definitive proxy statement (as it may be amended, the “Proxy Statement”) with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) in connection with such solicitation of proxies from Forest shareholders. FOREST SHAREHOLDERS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO READ THE PROXY STATEMENT AND ACCOMPANYING PROXY CARD AS THEY CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION. Information regarding the ownership of Forest's directors and executive officers in Forest stock, restricted stock and options is included in their SEC filings on Forms 3, 4 and 5, which can be found at the Company's website () in the section "Investors." More detailed information regarding the identity of potential participants, and their direct or indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, is set forth in the Proxy Statement and other materials to be filed with the SEC in connection with Forest Laboratories' 2012 Annual Meeting. Information can also be found in Forest's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended March 31, 2012, filed with the SEC on May 25, 2012. Shareholders can obtain the Proxy Statement, any amendments or supplements to the Proxy Statement and other documents filed by Forest Laboratories with the SEC for no charge at the SEC's website at . Copies are also available at no charge at Forest Laboratories' website at or by writing to Forest Laboratories at 909 Third Avenue, New York, New York 10022.

If you have any questions, require assistance with voting your WHITE proxy card,or need additional copies of the proxy materials, please contact:

105 Madison AvenueNew York, NY 10016

(212) 929-5500 (Call Collect)OrTOLL-FREE (800) 322-2885

Forest Laboratories' (NYSE: FRX) longstanding global partnerships and track record developing and marketing pharmaceutical products in the United States have yielded its well-established central nervous system and cardiovascular franchises and innovations in anti-infective, respiratory, gastrointestinal and pain management medicine. Forest’s pipeline, the most robust in its history, includes product candidates in all stages of development across a wide range of therapeutic areas. The Company is headquartered in New York, NY. To learn more, visit .