Paladin Labs Inc.

Paladin Labs Inc.

December 18, 2006 16:00 ET

Paladin Shares Now Qualify for Quebec SME Growth Stock Plan

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - Dec. 18, 2006) - Paladin Labs Inc. (TSX:PLB), a leading Canadian specialty pharmaceutical company, today announced that it received confirmation from Le Ministere du Revenu du Quebec that its common shares qualify for the SME Growth Plan and are registered by the Autorite des Marches Financiers.

As a result, common shares of Paladin purchased on the secondary market to replace qualifying shares or securities sold by an individual qualify as valid shares for a "coverage" operation in accordance with the SME Growth Stock Plan.

"We are pleased that Paladin's common shares are eligible within the Quebec SME Growth Stock Plan as it constitutes an incentive for individual investing on the public market particularly in the retail segment," said Jonathan Ross Goodman, President and CEO of Paladin Labs.

Further information on the SME Growth Stock Plan can be found on Le Ministere du Revenu du Quebec web site at:

About Paladin Labs Inc.

Paladin Labs Inc., headquartered in Montreal, Canada, is a leading specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing, acquiring or in-licensing innovative pharmaceutical products for the Canadian market. With this strategy, a focused national sales team and proven marketing expertise, Paladin has evolved into one of Canada's leading specialty pharmaceutical companies. Paladin's shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol PLB. For more information about Paladin, please visit the Paladin Web Site at

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