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Thermo Electron Corporation (TMO) Announces Early Termination Of Hart-Scott-Rodino Act Waiting Period

10/19/2005 5:12:56 PM

WALTHAM, Mass., March 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Thermo Electron Corporation today announced that on March 3, 2005, the Federal Trade Commission granted early termination of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, applicable to the sale of the Kendro Laboratory Products division of SPX Corporation to Thermo Electron Corporation.

As previously announced on January 19, 2005, Thermo Electron Corporation and SPX Corporation have signed a definitive agreement with respect to the sale of the Kendro Laboratory Products division of SPX Corporation to Thermo Electron Corporation. The closing of the transaction remains subject to other customary conditions, including other regulatory approval.

About Thermo Electron

Thermo Electron Corporation is the world leader in analytical instruments. Our instrument solutions enable our customers to make the world a healthier, cleaner and safer place. Thermo's Life and Laboratory Sciences segment provides analytical instruments, scientific equipment, services and software solutions for life science, drug discovery, clinical, environmental and industrial laboratories. Thermo's Measurement and Control segment is dedicated to providing analytical instruments used in a variety of manufacturing processes and in-the-field applications, including those associated with safety and homeland security. Based near Boston, Massachusetts, Thermo has revenues of more than $2 billion, and employs approximately 10,000 people in 30 countries. For more information, visit

The following constitutes a "Safe Harbor" statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: This press release contains forward- looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements are set forth under the heading "Forward-Looking Statements" in the company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended October 2, 2004. These include risks and uncertainties relating to: the need to develop new products and adapt to significant technological change, dependence on customers that operate in cyclical industries, general worldwide economic conditions and related uncertainties, the effect of changes in governmental regulations, dependence on customers' capital spending policies and government funding policies, use and protection of intellectual property, exposure to product liability claims in excess of insurance coverage, retention of contingent liabilities from businesses we sold, realization of potential future savings from new productivity initiatives, implementation of new branding strategy, implementation of strategies for improving internal growth, the effect of exchange rate fluctuations on international operations, identification, completion and integration of new acquisitions and potential impairment of goodwill from previous acquisitions. We undertake no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

Media Contact Information: Investor Contact Information: Lori Gorski J. Timothy Corcoran Phone: 781-622-1242 Phone: 781-622-1111 E-mail: E-mail: Website:

Thermo Electron Corporation

CONTACT: Media Contact Information: Lori Gorski, +1-781-622-1242,, or Investor Contact Information: J. Timothy Corcoran,+1-781-622-1111,, both of Thermo

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