(Corrects paragraph 2 to say Paulson joined the board on June 14)
June 19 (Reuters) - Canadian drugmaker Valeant Pharmaceuticals said it appointed hedge fund manager and billionaire investor John Paulson to its board.
Paulson, who heads hedge fund Paulson & Co, joined the board on June 14, the company said on Monday.
Paulson & Co is Valeant's largest shareholder with a 5.68 percent stake as of March 31, according to Reuters data. (Reporting by Yashaswini Swamynathan in Bengaluru; Editing by Saumyadeb Chakrabarty)