VWR International, LLC Agreed to Acquire the Business of Anachemia Canada Inc.

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    VWR Increases its Mining Industry and Chemical Portfolio




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RADNOR, Pa., April 18, 2011 /CNW/ -- VWR International, LLC, a global leader in distributing laboratory supplies and services, announced today that it agreed to acquire the business of Anachemia Canada Inc. and its affiliates, pending customary closing conditions.

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Based in Montreal, Anachemia is an industry leader for the sale and distribution of chemicals, laboratory supplies and equipment in the U.S., Canada, Latin America and Mexico. In addition, Anachemia exports certain products around the world. Anachemia has provided products and services to the research, environmental, industrial and mining industries since 1942.

"VWR's acquisition of Anachemia strengthens our position in Canada and accelerates our expansion into South America. In addition, this acquisition will enhance VWR's product portfolio and provide access to new customer segments like the mining industry," stated Matt Malenfant, VWR's Senior Vice President and President of North America, Lab Business and Services. "We are excited to add Anachemia's complimentary business to VWR's global laboratory supply and distribution business."

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    Financial details of this acquisition remain confidential.

    About VWR International, LLC
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VWR International, LLC, headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, is a global laboratory supply and distribution company with worldwide sales in excess of $3.6 billion in 2010. 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 pharmaceutical and biotech companies, as well as industrial, educational and governmental organizations. With over 150 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 7,000 associates around the world working to streamline the way researchers across North America, 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 International, LLC, Radnor Corporate Center, Building One, Suite 200, 100 Matsonford Road, Radnor, PA 19087.

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



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SOURCE VWR International, LLC

For further information: Media Contact: Valerie Collado, Director, Corporate Communications, VWR International, LLC, +1-484-885-9338, Valerie_collado@vwr.com; Mergers & Acquisitions Contact: Ted Pulkownik, SVP Strategy & Corporate Development, VWR International, LLC, +1-610-386-1390, ted_pulkownik@vwr.com Web Site: http://www.vwr.com

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