Does Alere management’s erratic behavior of the last several weeks suggest that they have increased or decreased the safety of your investment?In meetings with stockholders during the last several weeks, Alere management has made irrational threats of the supposed negative impact of minority stockholder representation on the board and leveled slanderous personal attacks against potential future members of Alere’s board. We believe stockholders deserve better than a management team that attempts to frighten stockholders into submission. Do not be mistaken: you have the power to help create the company we deserve as investors. Stockholders may never get another chance like this. We encourage Alere investors to use their common sense: has the increased accountability brought to bear by Coppersmith’s involvement helped or hurt your investment? We believe there can be no other conclusion than that increased accountability is good for Alere, its performance and its stock price, and that the election of Coppersmith’s independent nominees is Alere stockholders’ best insurance policy against a return to the status quo. We are seeking a minority position on Alere’s board – enough to provide independent stockholder perspective, but not enough to compel any action or strategy. If Alere management finally finds itself on the right track, Coppersmith’s nominees will be enthusiastically supportive. If instead, Alere management attempts to return to its decade-old bad habits that have destroyed billions in stockholder wealth, Alere stockholders will be very glad to have Coppersmith’s nominees on the board to protect their interests. We need your help to make accountability more than a temporary part of Alere’s culture, adopted only as a momentary defense of the status quo. Time is running out to increase the safety and value of your investment - vote your BLUE proxy card today. Sincerely, /s/
Jerome LandeVOTE FOR THE MOST QUALIFIED SLATE OF DIRECTORS TO RESTORE AND ENHANCE THE VALUE OF YOUR ALERE INVESTMENT PLEASE VOTE THE BLUE PROXY CARD TODAY IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE IN VOTING YOUR SHARES, PLEASE CALL MACKENZIE PARTNERS, INC TOLL FREE AT (800) 322-2885 OR (212) 929-5500 (CALL COLLECT) Coppersmith urges Alere’s stockholders to vote the BLUE proxy card for the election of Coppersmith’s three highly-qualified and independent candidates to Alere’s Board of Directors at its upcoming annual meeting of stockholders on Wednesday, August 7, 2013.