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Mylan Will Be Sponsoring More WTT Events

Wednesday 17 October 2012 @ 16:52 - GMT

Mylan, which is one of the world's leading generics and specialty pharmaceutical companies, is teaming up with World TeamTennis

The former's CEO, Heather Bresch, commented, "Mylan chose to partner with WTT due to our organisations' shared commitment to helping people around the world overcome barriers to access. For WTT, access means making sure everyone has the opportunity to participate on a team, preparing peopleregardless of age, gender or raceto compete both in sports and in life. For Mylan, access is our purpose. We are working every day to set new standards in health care and provide the world's 7 billion people access to high quality medicineand breaking down barriers to access along the way. For instance, we are working to make drugs more affordable, reach underserved geographies, address unmet medical needs, overcome inadequate infrastructure and help shape policy."

Mylan Executive Chairman Robert J. Coury said, "We are very excited to partner with WTT to educate more people about what Mylan and WTT are doing to support access. We believe that this collaboration will serve both to accelerate the individual efforts of our organisations and allow us to accomplish even more together on the many shared objectives we care passionately about."

The pharmaceutical company will serve as the title sponsor of the WTT Pro League's more than 50 matches per season through 2015 and aims to extend the reach of WTT to new markets outside of the U.S. Under the agreement, Mylan also will be the title sponsor of Mylan WTT Smash Hits (hosted by Elton and Billie Jean King) through 2015.

Mylan, which sponsored Tuesday's Smash Hits, is one of the world's leading providers of affordable antiretroviral medicines used to treat HIV/AIDS and has a long history of taking an active role in the fight against this disease.