CHARTER OF THE NOMINATING COMMITTEE

OF THE

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

OF

VALEANT PHARMACEUTICALS INTERNATIONAL

(a Delaware corporation)

Purpose

        The Nominating Committee of the Board of Directors of ICN Pharmaceuticals (a) identifies individuals qualified to become Board members, (b) recommends candidates to fill Board vacancies and newly-created director positions, and (c) recommends whether incumbent directors should be nominated for re-election to the Board upon the expiration of their terms.

Composition

        Size. The size of the Committee shall be determined by the Board, but in no case less than three members, subject to any requirements or limitations in the Company’s certificate of incorporation or bylaws.

        Qualifications. Each Committee member must be a member of the Board of Directors and will be “independent” under the rules of the New York Stock Exchange. Desirable qualifications for Committee members include experience in corporate governance, executive management, personnel or human resources management, and organizational behavior.

Duties and Responsibilities

        The Committee has the following duties and responsibilities:

 

 

 

 

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Identify New Director Candidates. The Committee shall identify individuals believed to be qualified to become Board members and recommend candidates to the Board to fill new or vacant positions. In recommending candidates, the Committee shall consider such factors as it deems appropriate consistent with the factors in the Company’s corporate governance guidelines. These factors may include judgment, integrity, skill, diversity, experience with businesses and other organizations of comparable size, the interplay of the candidate’s experience with the experience of other Board members, and the extent to which the candidate would be a desirable addition to the Board and any committees of the Board. The Committee shall also review the qualifications of, and make recommendations to the Board regarding, director nominations submitted to the Company in accordance with the Company’s bylaws or otherwise.

 

 

 

 

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Evaluate Incumbent Directors. The Committee shall evaluate whether an incumbent director should be nominated for re-election to the Board. The Committee will use the same factors established for new director candidates to make its evaluation and will also take into account the incumbent director’s performance as a Board member.

 

 

 

 

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Board Reports. At least annually, the Committee shall report its activities to the Board and in such manner and at such times as the Committee or the Board deems appropriate.

 

 

 

 

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Other Delegated Duties or Responsibilities. The Committee shall perform any other duties or responsibilities delegated to the Committee by the Board from time to time.

Meetings

        The Committee shall meet as frequently as necessary to carry out its responsibilities under this Charter. The Committee Chair shall, in consultation with the other members of the Committee and appropriate officers of the Company, establish the agenda for each Committee meeting. Each Committee member may submit items to be included on the agenda. Committee members may also raise subjects that are not on the agenda at any meeting. The Committee Chair or a majority of the Committee members may call a meeting of the Committee at any time. A majority of the number of Committee members selected by the Board shall constitute a quorum for conducting business at a meeting of the Committee. The act of a majority of Committee members present at a Committee meeting at which a quorum is in attendance shall be the act of the Committee, unless a greater number is required by law, the Company’s certificate of incorporation or its bylaws. The Committee Chair shall supervise the conduct of the meetings and shall have other responsibilities, which the Committee may designate from

time to time. The Committee may request any officer or employee of the Company, or any representative of the Company’s advisors, to attend a meeting or to meet with any members or representatives of the Committee.

Resources and Authority

        The Committee shall have appropriate resources and authority to discharge its responsibilities, including appropriate funding in such amount as the Committee deems necessary, to compensate any consultants and any independent advisors retained by the Committee. The Committee shall have the authority after consultation with the Board Chairman and Chief Executive Officer to engage search firms to assist in the identification of director candidates and the authority to set the fees and other retention terms of such search firms. The Committee may also retain independent counsel and other independent advisors to assist it in carrying out its responsibilities.

Annual Review

        At least annually, the Committee shall (a) review this Charter with the Board and recommend any changes to the Board and (b) evaluate its performance against the requirements of this Charter and review this evaluation with the Board. The evaluation shall include the goals and objectives of the Committee for the upcoming year. The Committee shall conduct its review and evaluation in such manner as it deems appropriate.

        Consistent with New York Stock Exchange listing requirements, this Charter will be included on the Company’s website and will be made available upon request sent to the Company’s Secretary. This Charter will also be periodically published in the proxy statement relating to the Company’s annual meeting of stockholders.