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Alere Inc. Announces Tender Offer And Consent Solicitation For Any And All Of Its 7.875% Senior Notes Due 2016

The proposed amendments to the Indenture would, among other modifications, eliminate substantially all of the restrictive covenants and certain events of default and modify certain other provisions in the Indenture.  Holders of at least a majority in principal amount of the Notes (other than Notes held by the Company or its affiliates) must consent to the amendments to the Indenture in order for the amendments to the Indenture to become effective.  Holders who deliver their consents before the Consent Payment Deadline will receive the Consent Payment (included in the Total Consideration) if the offer is consummated.  The Company has engaged Jefferies & Company, Inc. as Dealer Manager and Solicitation Agent for the tender offer and consent solicitation. Persons with questions regarding the tender offer and consent solicitation should contact Jefferies & Company, Inc. at (888) 708-5831 (toll-free) or (203) 708-5831 (collect).  Requests for documents should be directed to i-Deal LLC, the Tender Agent and Information Agent for the tender offer and consent solicitation, at (212) 849-5000 (brokers and bankers) or (888) 593-9546 (all others).

This press release is for information purposes only and is not an offer to purchase, a solicitation of acceptance of the offer to purchase or a solicitation of a consent with respect to any of the Notes.  The tender offer and consent solicitation are being made only pursuant to the tender offer and consent solicitation documents, including the Offer to Purchase, which the Company is distributing to Holders.  The tender offer and consent solicitation are not being made to Holders in any jurisdiction in which the making or acceptance thereof would not be in compliance with the securities, blue sky or other laws of such jurisdiction.

About Alere Inc.

By developing new capabilities in near-patient diagnosis, monitoring and health management, Alere enables individuals to take charge of improving their health and quality of life at home.  Alere's global leading products and services, as well as its new product development efforts, focus on cardiology, women's health, infectious disease, oncology and toxicology.  Alere is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.   

SOURCE Alere Inc.

Copyright 2011 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
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