Acquisition Of Amersham PLC - Exchange Ratio 
10/19/2005 5:10:43 PM

Recommended share exchange acquisition of Amersham plc ("Amersham") by General Electric Company and GE Investments, Inc. (together "GE") by means of a scheme of arrangement (the "Scheme") under section 425 of the Companies Act 1985 (the "Acquisition")Amersham and GE are pleased to announce that, at the first of the two Court hearings to be held this week, the High Court sanctioned the Scheme. The Scheme still remains conditional upon the confirmation by the High Court of the reduction of capital which forms part of the Scheme. It is expected that the Scheme will become effective on 8 April 2004.