Bio-Reference Laboratories, Inc. (“BioReference”) (NASDAQ: BRLI) announced today that it will hold its 2012 annual meeting of stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”) on July 12, 2012. The time and location of the Annual Meeting will be as set forth in BioReference’s annual proxy statement for the Annual Meeting. The record date for determining the holders of the Company's common stock entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting will be as set forth in BioReference’s annual proxy statement for the Annual Meeting. Stockholders wishing to submit proposals for inclusion in the proxy statement for the Annual Meeting must submit such proposals so as to be received by BioReference at 481 Edward H. Ross Drive, Elmwood Park, New Jersey 07407 on or before March 1, 2012. Any stockholder proposal submitted for the Annual Meeting must relate to matters appropriate for stockholder action and otherwise comply with the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (including Rule 14a-8 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended) relating to stockholders' proposals.

BioReference is a clinical testing laboratory offering testing, information and related services to physician offices, clinics, hospitals, employers and governmental units. We believe that we are the fourth largest full-service laboratory in the United States and the largest independent regional laboratory in the Northeastern market. BioReference offers a comprehensive list of laboratory testing services utilized by healthcare providers in the detection, diagnosis, evaluation, monitoring and treatment of diseases. BioReference primarily focuses on esoteric testing, molecular diagnostics, anatomical pathology, women’s health and correctional health care.

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