2009 Budget Review Conference Call Invitation

London, 09 February 2009 - EastPharma (EAST LI), a company active in the manufacturing and marketing of branded generic and in-licensed pharmaceutical products in Turkey and other regional markets, is announcing its expectations for the development of its business in 2009 on 12 February 2009. In 2009, EastPharma is targeting net sales of TRY 500 mn (approximately US$ 300 mn at the budget exchange rate of 1.6970) and Ebitda of TRY 100 mn (approximately US$ 60 mn at the budget exchange rate). Deva Holding, the flagship of EastPharma, successfully completed its main investment plan totaling approximately US$ 100 mn in 2008. During 2008, a significant amount of extraordinary, one-off charges were incurred due to the move from the old to the new production facilities as well as due to the extensive restructuring efforts. Our preliminary estimates of the effects including the opportunity costs of our extraordinary items for 2008 are: Moving of machinery, installation, validation: ~ US$ 20 mn Delay in opening of new factories: ~ US$ 16 mn De-stocking activity at the wholesalers: ~ US$ 50 mn Lost sales due to stock-outs, planned and unplanned: ~ US$ 4 mn Total severance payments: ~ US$ 10 mn Total: ~ US$ 100 mn Although the group had invested over US$ 100 mn and in addition had incurred approximately US$ 100 mn in extraordinary charges, today's consolidated net debt figure is only US$ 65 mn. The current net debt figure is relatively low compared to total equity of US$ 466 mn as of end of Q3 '08. It also compares favorably to the projected net sales of approximately US$ 300 mn and to the projected Ebitda of US$ 60 mn in 2009. EastPharma has shown its strong commitment to Deva and its subsidiaries by making a capital advance payment of TRY 90 mn at Deva during Q4 '08 (approximately US$ 55 mn at the exchange rate of February 5). The approval from Turkish Capital Market Board (CMB) for this capital increase is expected shortly. We are pleased to report that the recently acquired Roche products are performing well as expected. They are currently contributing positively at all levels. Saba increased its sales and net profit significantly during 2008 and will continue to contribute strongly to group performance in 2009. In 2008, EastPharma ranks number 4 in the Turkish pharmaceutical market in unit terms according to IMS data. The group is aiming to improve the cost structure and profitability as well as its competitive power by bringing new products to the market. We are looking forward to a stronger 2009. As the new facilities are now almost fully completed, we expect a positive effect by lifting production constraints, which have cost us approximately US$ 40 mn (including moving of machinery, installation, validation, delay in opening of new factories and lost sales due to stock-outs, planned and unplanned) in 2008. In addition, we were not active in tender sales due to the limited availability of products during the transition year of 2008. However, as these restrictions are now lifted, we will be active in tender sales in 2009 and will take advantage of the fact that our new facilities are now fully operational. During 2009, further growth contributions are expected from contract manufacturing as well as exports. All of the factors mentioned above will mark our company performance in 2009. A conference call with EastPharma management will be held at 1:00pm London time on 12 February (08:00am US East Coast time / 3:00pm Istanbul time). Dial-in details are provided below. Dail-in Number: +1-518-825-1300 Access Code: 532386 (followed by the # key) For further information, please contact: EastPharma Idil Bora EastPharma Investor Relations Tel: + 90 (212) 6929326 ---END OF MESSAGE--- This announcement was originally distributed by Hugin. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.