Zoetis Announces the Acquisition of Platinum Performance

Zoetis Announces the Acquisition of Platinum Performance

PARSIPPANY, N.J. and BUELLTON, CALIF. – July 22, 2019 – Zoetis Inc. (NYSE: ZTS) today
announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Platinum Performance, a privately held,
nutrition-focused animal heath company. Platinum’s premium nutritional product formulas and
unique approach to the field of scientific wellness for horses, dogs and cats will further
strengthen and diversify Zoetis’ portfolio in the equine and petcare markets. Financial terms of
the transaction are not being disclosed.

Platinum’s flagship equine products include Platinum Performance® Equine, a comprehensive
wellness and performance formula, and Platinum Performance® CJ, which delivers wellness
and performance with the addition of joint support ingredients. Its petcare products include
Platinum Performance® formulations that focus on wellness and joint support for dogs and cats.

With the acquisition of Platinum’s premium quality, nutritional formulas, Zoetis is entering this
space for horses and building on the company’s existing nutritional portfolio for dogs and cats.
The expansion in nutritionals aligns well with Zoetis’ increasing focus on health and wellness as
part of the continuum of animal care, which spans from prediction and prevention to detection and treatment of disease. The addition of Zoetis’ resources and capabilities to those of Platinum
Performance is expected to increase the number and impact of research trials, enhance
nutrition education, and strengthen its ability to serve clients. Platinum Performance will operate
as a wholly owned subsidiary of Zoetis, and continue doing business from its Buellton, Calif.,

Strengthening Its Equine Portfolio for Growth

“Zoetis is excited to acquire Platinum Performance and add its high-quality, nutritional products
and expertise to our diverse portfolio and team,” said Kristin Peck, Executive Vice President and
Group President, U.S. Operations, Business Development and Strategy for Zoetis. “Platinum
has become highly regarded in the equine community over the last 20 years for its sophisticated
veterinarian-led product development; its commitment to science-backed formulations and
research; and its use of high-quality ingredients in manufacturing.”
“With this acquisition, Zoetis gains an innovative leader and premium brand in the market for
nutritionals and wellness solutions that cater to horses, dogs and cats. We believe Zoetis will be
able to expand the Platinum equine business through our U.S. field force, accelerate the growth
of its petcare product formulas with veterinarians and pet owners through our digital marketing
capabilities, and evaluate international expansion opportunities over the long term,” said Peck.
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The family-owned business was established in 1996 by Dr. Doug Herthel, DVM, and his son
Mark Herthel, who will continue to lead the new Zoetis business unit as President of Platinum
Performance. The company has become well-respected over the years for its high levels of
client service and satisfaction among equine veterinarians and horse owners. Based in Buellton,
Calif., with 80 employees, Platinum sells directly to veterinarians and horse owners through a
sophisticated e-commerce model and an experienced team of nutritional consultants and
“Zoetis and Platinum share similar values and strengths when it comes to client service,
innovative research, and high-quality manufacturing and dedication to the veterinary
profession,” said Platinum Performance’s President Mark Herthel. “With our exceptional brand
and proven product formulas placed in Zoetis’ commercial model, we should be able to increase
the company’s scale with additional global access to veterinarians and pet owners, allowing us to continue to fulfill our family’s vision for the field of scientific wellness in animal care. Zoetis
and Platinum are a terrific match, and we are thrilled to be connected to a company with the
same mindset.”
“When Platinum Performance began in our family-owned equine veterinary clinic 23 years ago,
my father and I knew that nutrition and wellness support belonged in the hands of equine
veterinarians. With more than two decades of clinical experience and dozens of research trials
conducted, we remain committed to the application of nutrient-based formulas in veterinary
medicine,” said Herthel.
Today, Zoetis provides a range of equine products, including vaccines, dewormers and
sedatives and analgesics that both veterinarians and horse owners know and trust for helping
horses live longer, healthier lives. Equine products generated sales of $168 million for Zoetis in
2018, or approximately 3% of total annual revenue for the company; equine products for Zoetis
grew 10% operationally in 2018. Zoetis also sells several dietary supplements for dogs and cats
that include vitamins and minerals to complete a pet’s nutrition.
The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory and anti-trust
approvals. Zoetis expects to complete the acquisition in the third quarter. The company does not
expect the transaction to have a material financial impact to its guidance for full-year 2019.

About Zoetis

Zoetis is the leading animal health company, dedicated to supporting its customers and their
businesses. Building on more than 65 years of experience in animal health, Zoetis discovers,
develops, manufactures and commercializes medicines, vaccines and diagnostic products,
which are complemented by biodevices, genetic tests and a range of services. Zoetis serves
veterinarians, livestock producers and people who raise and care for farm and companion
animals with sales of its products in more than 100 countries. In 2018, the company generated
annual revenue of $5.8 billion with approximately 10,000 employees. For more information, visit

About Platinum Performance

Platinum Performance was co-founded in 1996 by renowned equine veterinarian and surgeon,
Dr. Doug Herthel, and President Mark Herthel. From its earliest days, the company has held a strong commitment to veterinarians and the highest respect for their role in guiding the health,
wellness and performance of the horse. Platinum Performance develops, manufactures and
markets a broad range of premium nutritional product formulas for horses as well as a smaller
range of petcare brands and human supplements. For more information, visit

Forward-Looking Information

This press release contains forward-looking statements, which reflect the current views of Zoetis
with respect to business plans or prospects, future operating or financial performance, future
guidance, future operating models, expectations regarding products, expectations regarding the
performance of acquired companies and our ability to integrate new businesses, expectations
regarding the financial impact of acquisitions, future use of cash and dividend payments, tax
rate and tax regimes, changes in the tax regimes and laws in other jurisdictions, and other
future events.
These statements are not guarantees of future performance or actions. Forward-looking
statements are subject to risks and uncertainties. If one or more of these risks or uncertainties
materialize, or if management’s underlying assumptions prove to be incorrect, actual results
may differ materially from those contemplated by a forward-looking statement. Forward-looking
statements speak only as of the date on which they are made. Zoetis expressly disclaims any
obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new
information, future events or otherwise. A further list and description of risks, uncertainties and
other matters can be found in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended
December 31, 2018, including in the sections thereof captioned “Forward-Looking Statements
and Factors That May Affect Future Results” and “Item 1A. Risk Factors,” in our Quarterly
Reports on Form 10-Q and in our Current Reports on Form 8-K. These filings and subsequent
filings are available online at www.sec.gov, www.zoetis.com, or on request from Zoetis.