HAMPTON, N.H., Feb 12, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Fisher
Scientific International Inc. (NYSE: FSH) today announced that it priced a
secondary public offering of 7,150,000 shares of the company's common stock at
$27.00 per share. The offering also includes an option for the underwriters to
purchase an additional 1,072,500 shares from some of the selling stockholders to
cover the underwriters' over allotment. The size of the offering was increased
10 percent from the original filing. The company will not receive any proceeds
from the offering.
The managing underwriters for the offering are Goldman, Sachs & Co., Credit
Suisse First Boston, JPMorgan, Merrill Lynch & Co., and Morgan Stanley. A copy
of the prospectus may be obtained from: Goldman, Sachs & Co., 85 Broad Street,
New York, N.Y. 10004 (phone: 212-902-1000). The offering is expected to close on
Feb. 19, 2002.
A registration statement relating to these securities was filed and declared
effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission. This press release does not
constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall
there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such
offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or
qualification under the securities laws of any such state.
About Fisher Scientific International Inc.
Fisher Scientific International Inc. (NYSE: FSH) offers more than 600,000
products and services that enable scientific discovery and clinical laboratory
testing services to more than 350,000 customers in 145 countries. As a result of
its broad product offering, integrated global logistics network and
electronic-commerce capabilities, Fisher serves as a "one-stop source" of
products, services and global solutions for many of its customers. The company's
primary target markets are life science, clinical laboratory and
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SOURCE Fisher Scientific International Inc.
CONTACT: media, Gia L. Oei, +1-603-929-2489, or
Gia.Oei@nh.fishersci.com, or investors, Carolyn J. Miller, +1-603-929-2381, or
Carolyn.Miller@nh.fishersci.com, both of Fisher Scientific
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