2013 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. Endo has established the Endo Public Policy Committee (the “EPPC”) to provide an executive level forum to engage in public policy discussions to help shape and direct the Company’s efforts with respect to public policies that support medical innovation, appropriate patient care and access to medicines. The objectives and responsibilities of the EPPC are outlined in our EPPC Charter.  The EPPC reviews and recommends board-level and senior management approval limits for payments from Endo and its subsidiaries to certain organizations that may engage in political activity. Contributions and expenditures are fully disclosed as required by law and in reports provided to the EPPC.  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.

Lobbying Disclosures

Direct Lobbying: Federal and State

In 2013, Endo paid a total of approximately $2.20 million for direct lobbying, approximately $1.8 million of which was at the federal level and approximately $403,000 of which was at the state level.   Click here to see a table that identifies those organizations Endo utilized to engage in direct state lobbying.   In 2013, Endo also paid a total of $6,000 in memberships in one tax exempt organization that writes or endorses model legislation (Council of State Governments).

Indirect Lobbying

In addition, Endo paid a total of approximately $1.794 million in indirect lobbying expenses to various entities  in 2013, approximately $1.679 million of which was associated with participation in certain trade associations.  Click here to see a table that identifies, for each trade association that received $50,000 in dues or other payments from Endo during calendar 2013, the portion of such payments that has been identified by such trade association as being used for non-deductible lobbying expenditures.

Grassroots Lobbying Communications

Endo does not conduct grassroots lobbying communications* and accordingly, Endo’s payments with respect to such communications were zero in 2013.

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 2013 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.

Click here for 2012 Lobbying Disclosures

Click here for 2012 Annual PAC Contributions report