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VWR International, LLC Acquires Basan UK Limited

RADNOR, Pa., April 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --  VWR International, LLC, a global provider of laboratory supplies, equipment and services announced today the acquisition of Basan UK Limited, a leading distributor of cleanroom products and services.  VWR enables science globally by providing product and service solutions to laboratories and production facilities to drive advancements in healthcare, technology, science education and industrial applications.

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This acquisition builds upon VWR's recent acquisition of basan GmbH, headquartered in Germany.  Basan UK Limited distributes a number of well-known brands to various industries across the UK including pharmaceutical, microelectronics, semi-conductor and medical device.

"Basan is a well-respected distributor of cleanroom products and repacking services in the UK. This agreement complements the acquisition of basan GmbH in Germany and allows VWR to further extend our cleanroom supplies capabilities across Europe," stated Manuel Brocke-Benz, VWR's President and CEO.

Financial details of this acquisition remain confidential.

About VWR International, LLC

VWR International, LLC, headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, is a global provider of laboratory supplies, equipment and services with worldwide sales in excess of $4.1 billion in 2012. VWR enables the advancement of the world's most critical research through the distribution of a highly diversified product line to most of the world's top companies in the pharmaceutical, biotech, industrial, educational, governmental and healthcare industries. With over 160 years of industry experience, VWR offers a well-established distribution network that reaches thousands of specialized labs and facilities spanning the globe. VWR has over 8,000 associates around the world working to streamline the way researchers across the Americas, Europe, and Asia stock and maintain their labs. In addition, VWR further supports its customers by providing onsite services, storeroom management, product procurement, supply chain systems integration and technical services.

For more information on VWR, phone 1-800-932-5000, visit www.vwr.com, or write, VWR, Radnor Corporate Center, Building One, Suite 200, 100 Matsonford Road, Radnor, PA 19087.

VWR and design are registered trademarks of VWR International, LLC.

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