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BGI-Shenzhen And Complete Genomics, Inc. Receive Clearance From The National Development And Reform Commission Of The PRC For BGI-Shenzhen's Proposed Acquisition Of Complete Genomics, Inc.

SHENZHEN, China and MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BGI-Shenzhen ("BGI") and Complete Genomics, Inc. (Nasdaq: GNOM) ("Complete") announced today that they have obtained clearance from the National Development and Reform Commission of the People's Republic of China regarding BGI's proposed acquisition of Complete pursuant to the previously announced Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of September 15, 2012, among BGI, Beta Acquisition Corporation and Complete.

BGI's financial advisor is Citi, and its legal counsel is O'Melveny & Myers LLP. Complete's financial adviser is Jefferies & Company, and its legal counsel is Latham & Watkins LLP.

Stockholders with questions about the Offer or who need assistance with tendering their shares of common stock of Complete may call the Information Agent, Innisfree M&A Incorporated, toll-free, at (888) 750-5834.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

Certain statements either contained in or incorporated by reference into this document are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainty. Future events regarding the proposed transactions and both the BGI's and Complete's actual results could differ materially from the forward-looking statements. Factors that might cause such a difference include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the combined companies' plans following, and the expected completion of, the proposed acquisition. These forward-looking statements involve certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated in such forward-looking statements and generally include statements that are predictive in nature and depend upon or refer to future events or conditions. Risks and uncertainties include the ability of BGI and Complete to complete the transactions contemplated by the merger agreement, including the parties' abilities to satisfy the conditions to the consummation of the proposed acquisition; the possibility of any termination of the merger agreement; the timing of the Offer and the subsequent merger; uncertainties as to how many of Complete's stockholders will tender their shares of common stock in the Offer; the possibility that various other conditions to the consummation of the Offer or the subsequent merger may not be satisfied or waived, including that a governmental entity may prohibit, delay or refuse to grant approval for the consummation of the acquisition; other uncertainties pertaining to the business of Complete or BGI; legislative and regulatory activity and oversight; the continuing global economic uncertainty and other risks detailed in Complete's public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") from time to time, including Complete's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and its subsequently filed SEC reports, each as filed with the SEC, which contains and identifies important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements. The reader is cautioned not to unduly rely on these forward-looking statements. Each of Complete and BGI expressly disclaims any intent or obligation to update or revise publicly these forward-looking statements except as required by law.

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