GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare honors 24 wholesalers from South India for 25 years of dedicated service, Chennai, 20 December 2004

GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare honors 24 wholesalers from South India for 25 years of dedicated service

Chennai, 20 December 2004

GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare (GSKCH) today organized a special function at the Le Meridien, to felicitate 24 wholesalers from Southern India who have completed 25 years of a long and fruitful partnership with the company. GSKCH presented each wholesaler with a silver plaque, as a token of appreciation for their dedication and loyalty towards the business partnership with the company.

"GSKCH has always looked at its trade partners as part of the GSK family. The relationship is based on trust, transparency and providing them with a strong and innovative line-up of product offerings. We are very pleased to honour these 24 partners in progress from the Southern Region for their impeccable loyalty towards GlaxoSmithKline for over 25 years. We are sure that this mutually beneficial business partnership will move to even greater strengths in the future," said Mr. Sameer Goel, Vice President, GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare.

About GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Ltd.

GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Ltd., which was established in 1958, is an associate of GlaxoSmithKline plc. of the U.K, a global pharmaceutical and science based healthcare company. GSKCH has continually benefited from the technical and marketing inputs that have been available as a consequence of this association. GSKCH is one of the largest players in the health food drinks industry. The Company with its manufacturing plants located in Nabha, Rajahmundry and Sonepat has a total workforce of about 2700 people.

GSKCH has a strong marketing and distribution network in India comprising over 1800 wholesalers and direct coverage of over 4,50,000 retail outlets. Its flagship products, Horlicks and Boost are widely regarded and highly respected brands. The Company in addition markets and distributes a large number of products in diverse categories, which include prominent household names such as Eno, Crocin and Iodex.