Advocacy and Lobbying
Endo's Advocacy and Lobbying Policies and Procedures:
The Board of Directors of Endo International plc (“Endo”) is apprised of Endo’s company policies and procedures governing lobbying activities, both direct and indirect, as well as the process utilized for decision making and retention of any resources relating to Endo’s lobbying and advocacy efforts. Contributions and expenditures are fully disclosed as required by law. Finally, Endo’s Code of Conduct outlines the process for Endo employees who communicate with federal, state, or local officials on behalf of Endo for the purpose of influencing official action or who engage in lobbying activities.
In 2015, Endo paid a total of approximately $760,000 for direct lobbying.
In addition, Endo paid a total of approximately $90,000 in indirect lobbying expenses.
Grassroots Lobbying Communications
Endo has not conducted grassroots lobbying communications* and accordingly, Endo’s payments with respect to such communications were zero in 2015.
Endo Employee Political Action Committee Contributions
Although prohibited under U.S. law from making payments or contributions to political parties, candidates or organizations, Endo is permitted to establish, and has established, a political action committee (the “Endo PAC”). Contributions to the Endo PAC are entirely voluntary. No employee will be favored or disfavored based on his or her contributions. Information regarding the contributions of the Endo PAC is contained in 2015 Annual PAC Contributions Report.
*Grassroots lobbying communication for these purposes is a communication directed to the general public that (a) refers to specific legislation or regulation, (b) reflects a view on the legislation or regulation and (c) encourages the recipient of the communication to take action with respect to the legislation of regulation.