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Kal Sundaram Appointed to Taro's Board of Directors as Chairman

HAWTHORNE, N.Y., Apr 18, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) --Taro Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. ("Taro," NYSE: TARO) announced today that Mr. Dilip Shanghvi has resigned, effective today, as Chairman and a member of Taro's Board of Directors ("Board") in order to focus on other growth priorities within the Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. ("Sun Pharma," Reuters: SUN.BO, Bloomberg: SUNP IN, NSE: SUNPHARMA, BSE: 524715) group and Mr. Kalyanasundaram Subramanian, known in industry circles as Kal Sundaram, has been appointed as Mr. Shanghvi's replacement, serving on the Board as its Chairman until Taro's next Annual General Meeting of Shareholders.

Mr. Shanghvi said, "Taro has made great strides since Sun Pharma took control in September 2010 and is now once again listed on a major exchange." Mr. Shanghvi continued, "I am pleased that Mr. Sundaram has agreed to join Taro's Board and take over as its Chairman. This role is also in line with his new responsibility for Sun Pharma group's strategic business interests in North and South America."

Mr. Sundaram has been Sun Pharma's Chief Executive Officer since April 2010 and in this role he focused on accelerating Sun Pharma's growth in India and other Emerging Market countries and developing broad, strategic alliances with other leading companies in the pharmaceutical industry. Mr. Sundaram has almost three decades of regional/global experience much of which has been in the pharmaceutical industry, largely with GlaxoSmithKline plc ("GSK," LSE: GSK, NYSE: GSK), where he has held country, regional and global responsibilities. As its Managing Director, he led the turnaround of GSK India; and in the regional role, he spearheaded the company's differentiated and region-specific Emerging Markets strategy. Mr. Sundaram is a science graduate from Madurai University and a qualified chartered accountant.

Taro Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. is a multinational, science-based pharmaceutical company, dedicated to meeting the needs of its customers through the discovery, development, manufacturing and marketing of the highest quality healthcare products. For further information on Taro Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., please visit Taro's website at www.taro.com.

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SOURCE: Taro Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.

Taro Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.
William J. Coote, 914-345-9001
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William.Coote@taro.com

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