BRIEF-Valeant Pharmaceuticals Inc names Joseph Papa to be CEO and chairman

Mon Apr 25, 2016 8:57am EDT
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April 25 (Reuters) - Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc

* Valeant names Joseph C. Papa to be chairman and chief executive officer of Valeant Pharmaceuticals

* Says Papa is expected to join Valeant by early May

* Papa, who will also join Valeant's board of directors, will succeed Michael Pearson

* Papa will succeed J. Michael Pearson, who is expected to remain as CEO and a director until Mr. Papa arrives at Valeant

* Says PAPA will join Valeant from Perrigo Company Plc Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: