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Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (LabCorp) (LH) Successfully Completes Acquisition of Orchid Cellmark (ORCH)


12/16/2011 7:43:26 AM

BURLINGTON, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Laboratory Corporation of America® Holdings (NYSE: LH) today announced the successful completion of the previously announced subsequent offering period for the cash tender offer by its wholly owned subsidiary, OCM Acquisition Corp. (“OCM”), for all outstanding shares of common stock of Orchid Cellmark Inc. (NASDAQ: ORCH) (“Orchid Cellmark”). As of 4:00 p.m., New York City time, on December 15, 2011, the expiration of the subsequent offering period, the depositary for the tender offer has advised LabCorp that stockholders of Orchid Cellmark validly tendered an additional 217,184 shares of Orchid Cellmark common stock during the subsequent offering period. OCM has accepted for payment all Orchid Cellmark shares validly tendered during the subsequent offering period, and the consideration for all such shares either has been paid or will be paid promptly. The shares acquired during the subsequent offering period in addition to the shares previously accepted for payment during the initial offering period represent an aggregate of 87.2 % of Orchid Cellmark’s currently outstanding shares of common stock.

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