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Cardinal Health Completes Acquisition Of AssuraMed, Leading Direct-To-Home Medical Supplies Distributor

The acquisition was financed with a combination of $1.3 billion in new senior unsecured notes and cash. 

For the press release announcing Cardinal Health's intention to acquire AssuraMed and detailed advantages of, and facts regarding the transaction go to   http://cardinalhealth.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&item=536

About Cardinal Health Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) is a $108 billion health care services company that improves the cost-effectiveness of health care.  As the business behind health care, Cardinal Health helps pharmacies, hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and physician offices focus on patient care while  reducing costs, enhancing efficiency and improving quality. Cardinal Health is an essential link in the health care supply chain, providing pharmaceuticals and medical products to more than 60,000 locations each day.  The company is also a leading manufacturer of medical and surgical products, including gloves, surgical apparel and fluid management products.  In addition, the company supports the growing diagnostic industry by supplying medical products to clinical laboratories and operating the nation's largest network of radiopharmacies that dispense products to aid in the early diagnosis and treatment of disease.  Ranked #21 on the Fortune 500, Cardinal Health employs more than 30,000 people worldwide.  More information about the company may be found at cardinalhealth.com and @CardinalHealth on Twitter.

Cautions Concerning Forward-Looking Statements This news release contains forward-looking statements addressing expectations, prospects, estimates and other matters that are dependent upon future events or developments. These statements may be identified by words such as "expect," "anticipate," "intend," "plan," "believe," "will," "should," "could," "would," "project," "continue," "likely," and similar expressions. These matters are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected, anticipated or implied. These risks and uncertainties include the ability to retain customers and employees of the acquired business and to successfully integrate the acquired business into our operations; the ability to achieve the expected benefits from the acquisition, including the expected accretion in earnings. Cardinal Health is subject to additional risks and uncertainties described in Cardinal Health's Form 10-K, Form 10-Q and Form 8-K reports and exhibits to those reports. This news release reflects management's views as of March 18, 2013. Except to the extent required by applicable law, Cardinal Health undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward looking statement.



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